Saint Roch. Water, festivity, tradition
Saint’s Roch traditional festivity has been celebrated every August 16 in Arenys de Mar from more than 400 years ago. At 2021, Catalan Government declared it Festa Patrimonial d'Interès Nacional. Every Saint Rock day in the morning, the macips and the macipes, young people from Arenys de Mar, go out through the streets with the almorratxes full of blessed water sprinkling everyone, they renewing the village vow that was made to the saint for having freed Arenys de Mar of the plague. Saint Roch, catalogued as a water festivity, is one of the most deeply rooted celebrations in the Arenys de Mar festival calendar with unique elements that are refer in the regional and national context.
The exhibition, Sant Roc. Aigua, festa, tradició invites us to introduce ourselves to one of the unique festivity celebrated in Catalonia, learn about its origins, its evolution and, above all, LIVE the festivity.