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La Castanyada Barcelona 

La Castanyada in Barcelona - All Saints Day

Event date: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Event location: Various locations in Barcelona

Halloween tradition in Barcelona. A November 1st tradition in Barcelona - on the All Saints Day public holiday - is La Castanyada which means chestnut time. This is tradition of eating castanyes (roasted chestnuts,) moniatos (sweet potatoes,) "panellets" (cakes) and drinking muscatel sweet wine.

The chestnuts and sweet potatoes come from the castanyers i castanyeres who roast them on charcoal grills and sell them from street corner stalls from October to end February. A bag of 12 chestnuts is around € 2.50 and a sweet potato goes for around €4. The idea is to eat something warm as the weather turns cold, but often when the first chestnut stalls appear on the streets of Barcelona in October, many people on the street are still in T-shirts.The Castanyada tradition started around fifty years ago and stalls are set up from autumn to february on the streets of Barcelona.
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What are Panellets?

Panellets are small, round and sweet cakes made in all different varieties. The most typical one is ground almonds in a dough and layered with pine nuts, but you can find many other delicious panellets with almonds, coconut, lemon, chocolate and many other flavours. You buy the panellets at your local Patisseria or baker. On La Rambla we can recommend Escriba. Find other other top Barcelona patisserias.
Many families celebrate Tot Sants -All Saints day, which is a public holiday. Tots Sants is the 1st November, the day after halloween. Tot Sants is celebrated with a family meal and a visit to church to honour Catholic Saints and/or a visit to Barcelona's cemeteries to honour departed family members with flowers and wreaths. 

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