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Dates Public Holidays, Festivals and Events in Sitges - 2016

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People relaxing in Sitges
People relaxing in Sitges
As is the theme in Spain, Sitges is not short of festivals and public holidays. Throughout the year various saints days offer days off for the locals and traditional celebrations. The largest of these takes place on  19 August - 26 August   2016  for the Feast of Sant Bartomeu otherwise known as "Festa Major de Sitges".

Alongside the traditional fiestas, the town's status as a tourist destination ensures that it also offers a whole range of festivals throughout the year. These cover everything from vintage cars, to tango dance and patchwork quilts.

Arguably Sitges' biggest fiesta of the year is Carnival in March. Sitges' status as one of the gay capitals of Europe ensures that their Mardi Gras celebrations are the most lavish in the area. For more information on Sitges' carnival see our guide to Sitges carnival.

This page provides a list of all of the holidays that take place in Sitges throughout the year. For more detailed explanations and advice on Sitges' festivals, including the Cinema Festival, see our Festivals in Sitges - annual events and gatherings. And for further details regarding Sitges's events, such as the car rally and the clothes fair, see our events in Sitges.


Table showing the Sitges Holiday and Events for  2016

Dates of Sitges Events  2016
01 January New Year's Day
05 January Feast of the Three Kings
10 January Marató de Sitges (half marathon)
  04 February - 10 February Sitges Carnival
10 March - 13 March Annual patchwork festival (for more information see our Festivals in Sitges -annual events and gatherings.)
20 March - 26 March Easter week (Semana Santa) Palm Sunday to Easter Saturday.
27 March Easter Sunday
28 March Easter Monday
02 April - 03 April Annual vintage car rally (Barcelona - Sitges) (for more information see our page Events in Sitges.)
09 April - 12 April Sitges Jazz Music Festival
23 April Feast of Sant Jordi
26 May - 05 June
Sunday 29 May Flower Carpets
Corpus Festival - flower carpet competition
16 June - 20 June Sitges Gay Pride
05 August Feast of Our Lady of Vinyet (Mare de Deu del Vinyet)
15 August Assumption (Asumpcion). A national holiday.
19 August - 26 August Sitges' 'Fiesta Major' The feast of Sant Bartomeu, the patron saint of Sitges. This is Sitges' largest fiesta for a saint. On  23 August  large fireworks displays take place and there are religious parades through the town. Approximately 200,000 people to Sitges for the event.
11 September National Day of Catalonia
22 September - 23 September Feast of Santa Tecla with a small fireworks display. Fireworks on 22 September .
07 October 2016 - 16 October 2016 Sitges international film festival (for more information see our Festivals in Sitges - A guide to the annual events and gatherings.)
06 December Constitution's Day
08 December Day of the Immaculate Conception
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day (Saint Stephen's day)

Important note: We aim for our information to be accurate however dates and times of events and festivals can change or even be cancelled. It is understood that sitges-tourist-guide.com and its owners do not accept responsible for the accuracy of this information. If you decide to act upon the information presented then you do so at your own risk.


Sitges is a town with a reputation for creativity and fun. This is reflected in its many and varied events throughout the year. If you are planning to take a trip to Sitges, it is worth having a look at the events calendar to see whether you can time your holiday to coincide with something exciting happening in the town.


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