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Santa Llúcia, Barcelona. Neil Stokes
Photo: Andreu Puig / Text:. nstokes@cataloniatoday.cat

Christmas in Catalonia

Jingle Bells, fairy lights, big family meals and gifts are all part of Christmas just about everywhere in the western world, but each country has its own festive idiosyncrasies and traditions, and Catalonia...

Wine cellar. ANNA VICENS

Wine route through Tarragona

In the morning:Adernats - Catedral del Vi (Nulles, Tarragona)The Vinícola de Nulles cooperative winery is the result of the efforts of an entire community to make a dream come true after the desolation...

December

Trousers down for Christmas

Rosalía, Johnson and Thunberg are among the most popular caricatures for this year’s traditional caganers, as towns turn on their festive lights

November

A government at last for Spain

Pedro Sánchez’s Socialists again fail to get a majority in the November 10 election, forcing the party into a deal with Pablo Iglesias’ Podemos party

October

Protesting the sentences

Jail terms for Catalan independence leaders unleash a wave of protest and unrest across the country, while late dictator Franco’s remains are finally exhumed

September

Objective independence

Tens of thousands again turn out in Barcelona on September 11 to call for self-determination, as grape farmers go on strike over prices with the harvest near

August

Open Arms saga unfolds

News is dominated by the Open Arms saga that sees the Catalan NGO desperately seeking safe harbour, while Rosalía is a big hit at the MTV awards

July

Moon landings remembered

As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of humanity reaching the moon, closer to home Barcelona declares war on illegal street traders

June

Broken by Brexit

Theresa May throws in the towel after failing to secure a deal on the UK’s exit from the EU, while Barcelona is chosen to host a European supercomputer