Festivities in Barcelona – L’ou com Balla

Dancing Egg

L’ou com Balla (catalan) – El Huevo como Baila (Spanish) from May 31st. to June 3th., is a tradition in Barcelona over 600 years, and was considered the biggest festival in the city. This curious event is celebrated in different places of Barcelona once in a year.

How can they dance?

Basically l’ou com Balla an egg that is emptied and plugged with wax in the hole, then is placed in the jet fountain, so that it rotates without falling, or if it falls to the bottom, where it’s picked up again by the water pressure. The fountains are decorated with flowers and fruits.

Where can you see it

You can see this traditions in several places in Barcelona, almost all in the old town of the city
The Cloister of the Cathedral of Barcelona, Frederic Marès Museum, The Parish of Santa Ana, Ataneu Barcelones, The Parish of the Purisima Concepcion, Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres, Poble Espanyol.

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