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The Aquelarre de Cervera 2019 in Catalonia

The 42nd Mystical Show of the Witches

March 28th, 2019
Anna Kabilova, News from Berlin

From August 30th – September 1st, 2019 in the colorful second cultural capital of Catalonia, the city of Servera will be hold the 52nd traditional festival of dark forces Aquelarre.

The origin dates back to 1978, when a group of young people decided to organize an entertainment party "Dead Witch", on one of the alleys of the Cerver. According to the legend, in the full moon Carreró de les Bruixes ("witch alley"), was the meeting place of witches in the Middle Ages. Sabbath or Coven (a group or gathering of witches) meeting witches with the so-called patron – devil, to obtain supernatural abilities. Every year since then, in the last days of August, thousands of people who believe in the dark forces come to the Server, as well as fans of costumed colorful fun at the traditional festival Aquelarre de Cervera (modern Сoven).

Today, Aquelarre de Cervera is a major festival of fire, music, medieval dance and costume carnival of unclean power (witches, magicians, etc.). Every year the festival gathers about 30,000 people who can take part in a masquerade or just have fun at numerous parties with various games with enlightened witchcraft themes. During the entertainment is often compressed about 360 kilograms of gunpowder, allegedly calling for witches and otherworldly forces. Also, in parallel with this, you can visit various naturist fairs, parades and entertainment events for children. The thematic show changes every year, but the traditional concept is still preserved and consists of three parts Dancing Dragon Cock or Cervera, Devils Dance and Grand Foqueral. Do not miss the opportunity to participate in the mysterious act of mystical forces.

References

Berlin Global, News from Berlin