Santa tecla 2016 – 20th to 24th
This event is primarily celebrated by Sitgeans with the Church of Santa Tecla as the backdrop. With fireworks, daily parades and the usual Sitges madness. This is a truncated version of Fiesta Mayor, but without the enormous crowds. You can sit on the beach with your Cava and picnic and see the wonderful firework display.
The 23rd of September, day of the Patroness, starts with the Matinal (early morning procession) where the youngest performs traditional dances, of fire and different characters and beasts, through the streets of Sitges. At 11 AM, the official mass is held, followed by the exit of the mass and the exhibition of the Castellers (human towers).
It is the same group of castellers, the Young of Sitges that in the afternoon, before the procession and after the concerts and vermouths, descend with a “column of 4” the stairs of la Punta. The festivities conclude with the Procession, the entrance of the Saint and the closing dances of the Giants and the fire beasts.