Correfoc

One of the nicest traditions in Catalonia is the ‘correfoc’: corre = run and foc = fire.

The Catalans love any excuse to have a correfoc, a riotous fiesta of sparklers, firecrackers, and roman candles, where colles de diables, or brigades of devils and dragons, dance threateningly to the strains of an accompanying percussion band as they weave through a startled and delighted public. In order to save your clothes, there is only one remedy: jump so the sparks roll off. We filmed a correfoc at October 8 in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, so you can see a little bit how it is:

Video file: Correfoc.mpg (5,93 Mb)

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Jeroen Sangers @jeroensangers

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