PODCAST: Pa-tum Pa-tum Pa-tum – inside Berga's wild medieval rave
Fire-breathing dragons, dancing giants and thousands of people pack narrow streets for ancient festival like no other
Fire-breathing dragons, dancing giants, music, drums, fireworks... for five days every year thousands of people pack the narrow streets of Berga for a party like no other – La Patum! Press play below to listen or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.
Guifré Jordan and Gerard Escaich Folch go along to witness the spectacle, recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They chat to Cristina Urrea and Cristina Farràs from the Guita Grossa group, Xavi Prat, head of the Tabal drum group and Albert Rumbo, historian... and giant!
This week's Catalan phrase is 'Cada dia no és festa major', which means 'Not every day is a party', so enjoy it while it lasts!
Presented by Lorcan Doherty.
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