The Carassa and alterity at Christmas
A festive element to get to know
Christmas is a lovely time, full of symbols and traditions that we celebrate and have in our collective imagination, and others that we don’t have as much. In many cases, these elements of the celebration have their origin in the Middle Ages and have evolved to the present day. The representation of Pastorets, the Song of the Sibil·la or Bisbetó are still very much alive today; while other traditions, on the other hand, are not so much, but we can still investigate and find their trace. What do huge heads, which we call carasses, kept in many churches in the country, do? Why do the vast majority have Saracen aesthetics but are white skinned? Why were they under the organ chair? These are questions that can be answered in an exhibition that aims to show this element of the celebration, from the Cathedral of Barcelona to the whole country.
Santa Eulàlia of Barcelona, the well-spoken one
A city, a patron
With this virtual exhibition, the team at the Museu Diocesà de Barcelona wants to bring Saint Eulàlia of Barcelona closer to its citizens, just a click away. Adapted during the pandemic, the exhibition has all the aspects to get to know Santa Eulàlia: archaeology, imagery, documentation and folklore are the aspects that can be seen. And, of course!, also its current presence in the collective imagination of Barcelona residents. Enjoy it, it is worth it!