The feasts of Saint Vincent in Collioure from August 14 to 18, 2021
Every year from August 14 to 18, the Feasts of Saint Vincent are in full swing for a short week.Procession of Catalan boats, concerts, bandas, balls, sardanas or even street arts ... enliven the whole city during these 5 days!
In Collioure, the fireworks display does not take place on August 15, but on August 16, the culmination of the Collioure festivals, a magical and grandiose spectacle that illuminates the whole bay (it is reflected in the waters of the port illuminating the boats and the Royal Castle).
In 1642 the relics of the city's Patron Saint, Saint-Vincent, disappeared. In 1701, on the morning of August 16, new relics offered by the Pope arrived in Collioure and were transported to the chapel of Saint Vincent where, according to legend, he suffered martyrdom.
Here is how and why the first Feast of Saint Vincent took place, on August 16. From then on, it will be renewed each year on the same date, with the same brilliance.
Without losing their vitality sinceThree centuries, the Fêtes de Saint-Vincent have evolved over time by adapting without ever forgetting their origins, to constitute a true colliourencque tradition!