Traditions and Festivals or "Fiestas"

L'encamisada de Falset

There are plenty of very varied festivals in the Priorat. "Fiestas Mayores", processions, cultural meetings.... Many of the "Fiestas Mayores" take place over the Summer months of July and August which include traditional music and dancing and activities for Children.

Curiously,  the last day of the festivities is the "Dia dels Dropos" or the "Day of the Lazy". There are usually many games for children which are based on local tradition. Many processions and popular meetings throughout the year take place at the village hermitage which are to be found on the outskirts of each village and are usually sited in areas of outstanding natural beauty.  There are in fact, four important dates in the Priorat festival calendar and they are:-

- Weekend closest to Sant Anthony's day, 17th January:  L’Encamisada de Falset
- Second Sunday in March: Festa de la Truita amb Suc d’Ulldemolins (Festival of the Omelette in its own sauce)
- First weekend of May: Fira del Vi de Falset (Falset Wine Fair)
- Second Saturday of September: Festa de la Verema a l’Antiga de Poboleda (Old style Wine Harvest Festival)