Sant Jordi Hostels Barcelona recommend you “The Merce Festival 2010”!!! The Merce is the biggest festival of the year in Barcelona…take time to enjoy the catalan culture, a music festival, catalan traditions, parades, concerts, firework displays, air shows and many more events.
This is the celebration of the Patron Saint of Barcelona, the Virgin Mary, who as Barcelona’s Saint is titled “María de las Mercedes”, meaning “Mary of Mercies.” She is also known as ”La Mare de Deu de la Mercè,” meaning “Mother of God of Mercy” or simply “Virgin de La Mercè” – the Virgin of Mercy. Or Nuestra Señora de la Merced (Spanish) which means Our Lady of Mercy. Or La Mercè for short.
The words “Mercè” in Catalan and “Merced” in Spanish, mean “mercy” in English. In the Catholic faith, when the Virgin Mary appears to someone, it is termed a “Marian experience.” Following such a miraculous appearance, the Virgin is is often awarded a title referring to the occurance, for example “the Virgin of xyz.“ The title could refer to, the place where the Virgin Mary appeared, or in the context of her appearance. In the Barcelona province alone there are eight other virgin Mary titles.
La Mercè Festival 2010 Barcelona takes place from Thursday 23rd September to Monday 27th September in 2010.
Come to our hostel in Barcelona and enjoy it!!