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Pictures of Correfoc fireruns

Merce correfoc porta de l'infern

Correfoc means 'firerun' in the Catalan language. The correfoc fire run or fire dance is a very popular Catalan tradition and is often seen at local neighbourhood festivals in the Catalonia region of Spain. About correfocs in Barcelona

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It consists of 'colles de diables' which means 'groups of devils' chasing and dancing to the beat of drums and spewing out sparks from fireworks and firecrackers attached to forks.

Sometimes you will also see a dragon in a correfoc. In Barcelona you can see correfoc runs at almost all local festivals including the Festa Major de Gracia in August and the Merce festival in September every year.

Merce correfoc

Correfoc fireruns are very colourful and festive, but can be scary because of loud bangs and big showers of sparks flying through the air close to the spectators. 

Merce correfoc dragon

Earplugs are recommended and wear old clothes because the sparks can burn holes in them. 

Merce correfoc dragon

Sometimes, for children, there is a special 'light' edition of the correfoc firerun, which is slightly less explosive!

Merce correfoc

Merce correfoc dragon

Merce correfoc dragon

Merce correfoc dragon

Merce correfoc dragon






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Merce correfoc porta de l'infern

Merce correfoc porta de l'infern

Merce correfoc porta de l'infern

Merce correfoc porta de l'infern

Merce correfoc porta de l'infern

Merce correfoc porta de l'infern

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Merce correfoc

Merce correfoc

Safety Tips for watching Correfoc firerun

> Protect yourself from burns. Wear old cotton clothes, long sleeves, trousers,
> Protect your neck from flying sparks with a scarf or bandana
> Protect your hair by wearing headgear
> Protect your eyes. Shield them if the 'diables' get too close
> Wear appropriate footwear like sneakers.
> Use earplugs or cover your ears to if you are close to fireworks
> Follow the instructions of public services official and the 'diables'

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