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 20 August - 25 August 2014 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.
|Dates of Sitges Events 2014|
|01 January||New Year's Day|
|05 January||Feast of the Three Kings|
|12 January||Marató de Sitges (half marathon)|
|29 March - 30 March||Annual vintage car rally (for more information see our Events in Sitges.)|
|20 March - 23 March||Annual patchwork festival (for more information see our Festivals in Sitges -annual events and gatherings.)|
|13 April - 21 April||Easter week ('Semana Santa')|
|23 April||Feast of Sant Jordi|
|24 April - 27 April||Jazz Music Festival of Sitges|
|21 June - 29 June||Corpus Christi Festival - flower carpet competition|
|05 August||Feast of Our Lady of Vinyet|
|15 August||Asumpcion - Assumption. This is a national holiday.|
|20 August - 25 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 - 24 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.|
|03 October - 12 October||Sitges international film festival (for more information see our Festivals in Sitges - A guide to the annual events and gatherings.)|
|03 October - 05 October||Winetasting festival of Sitges|
|01 November||All Saints´ Day|
|06 December||Constitution's Day|
|08 December||Day of the Immaculate Conception|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
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.