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Excitement abounds during the many holiday festivals in Barcelona. The history of the city creates a merging of pagan rituals of the past with the strong sense of religion of today, resulting in these wonderful celebrations that sometimes go on for days. It is a wonderful time to be in the city; spending a holiday in Barcelona will be an experience to last a lifetime, and one that will bring you back to Barcelona to do it all again. In order to make the most of the experience, a vacationer should consider Barcelona apartments for rent. There are a multitude of apartments available all over Barcelona to be rented for short periods of time. An apartment would afford the traveler the comforts and conveniences of home while in Barcelona to take in the celebrations and reveling.
The Carnivals begin in late February, possibly more exciting than ever since being reinstated after the demise of the dictatorship which forbade them. The celebrations continue nightly through March 3, when they celebrate Saint Medir with a cavalcade and singing choirs.
In March, Holy Week begins with a palm fair for Palm Sunday. The festivities of the week are religious and solemn in nature, until Easter Sunday celebrations begin anew. The festivities go on through Easter Monday, which is a pagan holiday.
The celebrations in honor of Sant Jordi take place in April, in combination with rose and book festivals. Pagan meets religion in these beautiful and sometimes raucous celebrations.
June begins with SONAR, a four-day party with dancing and music every night. This is followed by an annual Trade Exhibition and the Corpus Christi celebrations. There are parades and processions, including the procession of the â€œgiantsâ€