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What exactly is a Festa Major -the town’s craziest block party- ?

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A Festa Major (roughly translated as The Major Festival) is a sort of annual street party celebrated in most cities, neighbourhoods, towns and villages throughout Catalonia. Each one of them has its own festa major an...

Recipes: homemade Catalan Easter cake

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The Mona de Pasqua (Easter cake) is a sweet pastry typical of Catalonia, generally decorated with hard-boiled eggs. This pastry is called "mona" - monkey in Catalan- because it's said the first ones had the shape of t...