Sweets Fly At The Dolça Festa De Sant Medir. A Little Sugar, Anyone?

by Becky on March 4, 2013

in Fun, Traditions, Travel

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So you take 60 tons of sweets. And myriads of expectant children. And over 120 horses parading through the streets of the Old Gracia district in Barcelona, their riders reaching into saddlebags laden with candy. You throw it (literally) all together, and you have the Dolça Festa, every March 3rd–a colorful, tasty whirl of a festival that reminds everyone why being a child is so magical!  One thing I’ve learned about this city:  Barcelona loves a reason to celebrate.

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Don’t you love the festooned carts and lorries? The colorful hailstorm of candy? The petal-fresh little faces? The pink, patterned rainboots? (Do those come in a size 8?) And how about those aqua shades on El Rubio (Mr. Blondie)!? Apparently, candy-catching is a fashion-forward affair. Mmm–to all of it!

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