Apartment · Gavà
BRIGHT APARTMENT in GAVA MAR
4 people · 1 bedroom · 1 bathroom
In the peak of fall, Catalan’s celebrate “La Castanyada”, or their version of the Day of the Dead, a pagan tradition that dates back to the 18th century. It’s like Halloween, only better... It’s a day where families eat autumn fruits (fire roasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, etc.). It’s a day for panellets, sweet marzipan treats decorated with candied fruit and nuts. And it’s a day to sip on sweet Moscatel wine.
There’s a theory that claims that the feast was for the bell ringers who rang the bells all night long to remind the people to pray for the ones they lost and who needed to keep up their strength by eating what people would bring them.
Around Barcelona, you’ll even see little food stalls selling roasted sweet potatoes and chestnuts wrapped in newspaper. Try some ;)