Sencelles has been celebrating its patron saint since the 15th century with bonfires, devils, street barbecues, a mass, traditional music, and dance.
Legend has it that on February 5, Saint Águeda’s anniversary, it finally rained in Sencelles after a long drought and since then Saint Águeda has been the town’s patron saint.
What to expect
On the night before the festival, residents gather in the streets to cook local meat on the bonfires while drummers and dancers parade around them and a ‘correfoc’ takes place.
On the day of the festival itself, there is a traditional mass as well as the ‘ball de l’oferta’, a traditional dance to the sound of the xeremies (an instrument similar to the bagpipes).
On the last day of the festival, a parade of floats and troupes snake through the town with a prize awarded for the best floats.