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Manresa 2022 The programme Music and festivities

#LAREFESTA, the celebration of the Ignatian Way

In September 1622, Manresa held a remarkably splendid festival in which the religious celebrations, civil acts and the feast in honour of Saint Ignatius stood out for their size and participation. This festival was "famous, magnificent and grandiose, leaving the cost of them to [opened bank] for those who offered them". This tremendous Baroque festival, which took place in what is now the city's historic centre, speaks of the importance of the canonisation of Saint Ignatius for Manresa, as it meant the promotion of the city through the figure of the Jesuit.

#LAREFESTA of the Ignatian Way 2022 recovers the spirit of this grand celebration. In combining stages and itinerancy, from 7 pm until the early hours of the morning, filling the Historical Centre and the area around the Pont Vell, with music, popular and traditional culture, fireworks and light, but adapting it to the 21st century and ending with a festive summer concert.

#LAREFESTA will include a parade, Dances, Castells [Human towers] and a fire of Saint Ignatius in several places of the Historical Centre, the show "Transformations" by the dance groups of Manresa in the Plaza Mayor, the Circus of the "Man in a sack" and a light show, mapping and pyrotechnics "Way of Light and Fire" in the Pont Vell and the final festive concert with the groups Roba Estesa and Strombers.
PHOTO GALLERY

19:00 h: ST. IGNATIUS TRABUCADE

Plana de l'Om and Plaça dels Drets

19:15 h: PILGRIM’S PARADE

With the festive imagery of the city: the Eagle, Gegants (Giants), Víbria, Drac (Dragon), Mulassa, tabalers and tabalons (percussion).

Plana de l'Om - Carrer Sant Miquel - Plaça Major

Plaça dels Drets - Carlle Sobrerroca - Plaça Major

19:30 h: TRANSFORMATIONS

Traditional dance show

Plaça Major

20:00 h: PILGRIM’S PARADE (continuation)

Plaça Major - Parc de la Seu

20:15 h: "BALLADES" OF SAINT IGNATIUS

With the festive imagery of the city: the Eagle, Gegants (Giants), Víbria, Drac (dragon) and Mulassa.

Parc de la Seu

20:45 h: CASTELLS DE SAN IGNACIO (Saint Ignatius' human towers)

Parc de la Seu

21:15 h: PILGRIM’S PARADE (continuation)

Parc de la Seu – Plaça Sant Ignasi

21:30 h: SAN IGNACIO'S "ESPURNES" (fireworks)

Itinerant fire demonstration,  devils and little devils.

Plaça Sant Ignasi - Via Sant Ignasi - Sant Marc

21:50 h: THE CIRCUS OF THE MAN IN THE SACK-CLOTH

Pont Vell

22:10 h: WAY OF LIGHT AND FIRE

Light, laser, mapping and pyrotechnics show

Pont Vell

22:30 h: END OF PARTY CONCERT

With the groups Roba Estesa and Strombers

Passeig del Riu

With:

Casal Cultural de Dansaires Manresans, Colla Castellera Tirallongues, Discmusic, l'Esbart Manresà de l'Agrupació Cultural del Bages, Gerard 3D, els Geganters de Manresa, el Grup de Dansa Cor de Catalunya, La Crica, Pirotècnia Peñarroja and Xàldiga.

Contact

placeAddress: Historic Centre of Manresa
callPhone: +34 93 878 40 90
emailEmail: hola@manresa2022.cat
eventSchedule:
23rd July | from 7 pm to sunrise

Price

Price: Free access