Fire and festivals in the Pyrenees

This exhibition presents in 15 sequences the importance of fire in all societies (fire as a symbolic element of life, but that can also be dangerous and therefore must be controlled) and especially in Pyrenean homes and towns.

Browse the different pages to discover what the festivitie is like in the Pyrenees, how it is organized and lived. Learn the processes of preparing the party, the different types of falles, haros and brandons, and the music and dances that are danced. You will also learn about the history of the festivals and the challenges for the future.

This exhibition presents in 15 sequences the importance of fire in all societies (fire as a symbolic element of life, but that can also be dangerous and therefore must be controlled) and especially in Pyrenean homes and towns. .

Browse the different pages to discover what the festivitie is like in the Pyrenees, how it is organized and lived. Learn the processes of preparing the party, the different types of falles, haros and brandons, and the music and dances that are danced. You will also learn about the history of the festivals and the challenges for the future.