12 April 2016     Festivals 

Festival-competition “Folk Festival in Catalonia” in 2016 was successfully held in the Medieval Castell Comte de Valltordera, supported by City Hall of Tordera.

For the second time this international folklore festival was warmly received by hospitable hosts of the medieval castle. Participants from around the world were able to show their skill, but the spectator was transferred to other countries of the world and touched the folklore heritage of other cultures.

With their brilliant performances of the festival, the audience also was pleased to see the local representatives of Catalonia folklore – Giants named Pedro Botero weighing 50 kg and 3’85 m and Roseta (48 kg and 3’75 m tall). These were invited artists in 1993 at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic games in Barcelona. Together with their son Bertomeu and accompanied by the orchestra Grallers, they performed a traditional Catalan dance.

It is important to note the attention and honour rendered to the festival, by the representatives of local authorities. The Mayor of Tordera Snr Joan Carles García Cañizares and his team attended the most important event in the city even took part in the award ceremony and wished the participants success and new achievements.

The festival was held from 7th to 10th of February in Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava - Spain.