Last Friday together with photographers from BPP Barcelona Photography Group, we went to photograph one of my favourite catalan traditions – crazy and spectacular Correfocs.
Correfocs (literally in English “fire-runs”) are among the most striking features present in Catalan festivals. In the correfoc, a group of individuals will dress as devils and light fireworks – fixed on devil’s pitchforks or strung above the route. While dancing to the drums of a traditional gralla (a rhythmic drum group), they will set off their fireworks among crowds of spectators. The spectators that participate dress to protect themselves against small burns and attempt to get as close as possible to the devils… running with the fire. Other spectators will watch from ‘safe’ distances, rapidly retreating as necessary.
The correfoc can come in many forms. Some are simple parades using fireworks and effigies of the devil. In Sitges, it is common for a crowd to line a street, while participants run through a tunnel of fireworks.
Ok, that´s all about introduction, have a look on the photos:)
Till next Correfocs amigos
…and the great people from BPP Barcelona Photography Group.