Sitges Gay Pride

Sitges Gay Pride

In 2012, more than 70,000 people attended Sitges third pride. It was an amazing experience and one that is set to return this Summer. Gay Pride Sitges 2013′s centrepiece will be the Pride by the Promenade, where every day the Gay Pride Village will keep you entertained by the Meditterranean… not to mention our other key events, concerts and more.
This year the pride will be held over 5 days from Thursday the 13th of June right through to Monday the 17th of June. The line-up includes, a live Concert tributes to Tina Turner, Brittney Spears, The Bee Gees, Take That and featuring the sons and daughters of The Gypsie Kings – “The New Gypsies”. The White Night (Where the entire Village is in White), the return of Lady Diamond’s Jungle Night, a Black Night and of course the return of the Pride Parade on Saturday the 15th of June from 17.00.
If you have ever been to Sitges for last years Pride or for Carnival or Fiesta Mayor, then you know that this town parties like no other! This year’s Gay Pride Sitges Parade will be no different. Already many of the bars, clubs and gay businesses are busy planning the theme for their floats.
Desde el certamen Mr Gay Pride de Sitges, hasta el que promete ser el más divertido Miss Drag Queen Sitges, además de tantos muchos otros eventos. ¡No te lo querrás perder por nada del mundo! Cinco días en que la fiesta y la diversión en comunidad no tendrá fin en el Gay Village, situado en el Paseo Marítimo.
Si quieres mas información actualizada del evento, o consultar los programas, e incluso adquirir las entradas para los distintos eventos solo tienes que visitar la página oficial del Gay Pride de Sitges.

Sitges film festival

Sitges film festival

In the last weeks of October zombies will be all around Sitges film festival

SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world.

Born in 1968 as the 1st International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies, today the Festival is an essential rendezvous for movie lovers and audiences eager to come into contact with new tendencies and technologies applied to film and the audiovisual world.
Sitges’ status as the number one fantasy film festival in the world allows it to receive visits from top-level movie stars, directors and producers like Quentin Tarantino, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Paul Verhoeven, Ralph Fiennes, George A. Romero, Cameron Diaz, Viggo Mortensen, Terry Gilliam, Rutger Hauer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, John Landis, Joe Dante, Zoë Bell, Dino de Laurentii, Takashi Miike, Wim Wenders, Tony Curtis, David Cronenberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Darren Aronofsky, Brad Dourif, John McNaughton, Peter Greenaway, John Woo, Park Chan-Wook, Johnnie To, Paul Naschy, Ray Liotta, Jon Voight, Sam Raimi, Robert Englund, Tarsem Singh, Roger Corman, Mira Sorvino, Santiago Segura, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, Guillermo del Toro, Kim Ki Duk, Álex de la Iglesia, Aitana Sánchez Gijón, among others from the long list of people who, year after year, are a media attraction. The Festival is governed by a Foundation, made up of representatives from the Sitges Town Council, the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonia’s autonomous government) and other institutions, associations and public and private companies.

Most of its resources come from the sponsors, companies and collaborating institutions that consider their alliance to the Festival to be an excellent platform for widening their scope and branding.

Sitges Carnival

Sitges Carnival

Sitges Carnival. Another occasion to enjoy Sitges

Sitges Carnival is one of the most popular festivals of Catalonia and goes back to the old pagan traditions mixed with Roman and Christian liturgy celebrations. It all begins with the arrival of Jueves Lardero and King Carnival and ends on Ash Wednesday, the day of the burial of the sardine, just before Lent begins.
Sitges is very close to the carnival and is one of the towns in Catalonia where more entrenched is the celebration. Following the oral tradition, the Catalan word that used to refer to these parties, carnestoltes, starts at our little fishing village. Back in the fifteenth century was a Sitges native buffoon named Carles de Can Torras who died on Ash Wednesday. When performed obituary, for some reason, someone wrote it Calrestorles, mistooking his name, and this word being associated with carnival dates over the years has led to its current use.
Feature the Sitges Carnival, with over one hundred years of history, began to be important from the late nineteenth century to emerge recreational El Retiro Society, founded in 1870, and seven years later the founding of El Casino Prado Suburense. Apparently recreational El Retiro Society, brought together the neighbors who had been harmed by the industrialization process, while the second Society, included those benefiting from such industrialization. And will be this rivalry, which reached its peak during the carnival, that this celebration would acquire much popularity.
This long tradition leaves two highlights during the celebration of Sitges Carnival: >La rua de la disbauixa (parade of fun) and la rua de l’exterminii (Extermination Parade). The first goes out on Sunday night is carnival and a parade of more than 50 Collas (clubs) that can gather 3500 participants dressed in their best outfits. Participants are responsible for making all people enjoy their choreography and elaborate costumes while confetti flyes.
Tuesdays Sitges Carnival is celebrated with the Rua de l’Extermini, which is usually the most crowded, and holds a cavalcade as a tribute to Carnestoltes burial the next day.
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