The arrival of the Canigou Flame, organized by Olesa’s Catalan language association (CAL Olesa), coincides with Olesa’s Festa Major festival, adding a festive dimension to this cultural event in support of the Catalan language. After being carried through the streets of the town, the Flame is finally received by the municipal council in the Plaça de Fèlix Figueras i Aragay.
After reading the manifesto, the Catalan anthem Els Segadors is sung, followed by activities organized by Olesa’s cultural associations. When the day of the open-air ceremony arrives, the Flame lights the Bonfire of Saint John, which burns to the rhythm of the dances of the municipality’s two “colles de diables” (“devil groups”): Diablots d’Olesa and Custus Ignis.
Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality rich in culture and tradition, located in the foothills of the mountain of Montserrat. Olesa de Montserrat is located in the north of the comarca (county) of Baix Llobregat, in the subcomarca of Montserratí, halfway between Barcelona and the Montserrat Monastery. The natural area of the municipality, with its beautiful and magnificent scenery, is bounded by the Llobregat river and the mountain chains of Sant Salvador de les Espases and Puigventós. Olesa’s roots are markedly agricultural; it is noted in particular for its cultivation of olives of the palomar or Olesan variety, native to the region, from which the famous Olesan oil is extracted.
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