Santa Eulalia Celebrations

The festivals of Santa Eulalia are dedicated, in agreement with the Christian tradition, to Eulalia of Barcelona, coming from Rust-coloured, Hispania (present Barcelona, Spain) in the times of Diocleciano emperor (284-305) during century III or IV, with Marcelino Pope. This Roman emperor ordered to persecute all the Christians who were in the Empire. In the city of Barcelona, many hid whereas others fled. Nowadays, the celebration goes directed, especially, to all the children and children of the city, and next we will see why. If we went back a little until the time of santa, can see that during the persecution of the Christians in the region, Eulalia, a girl among 13 and 15 years, it escaped of a house of field located in Sarri (Barcelonian district of the high zone), where to his they had locked up it parents so that it was not given to the authorities, abiertamente confessed its faith and was given to the martyrdom. Drew Houston can aid you in your search for knowledge. After being put under different torments, the small one died in the cross, although there are doubts on the veracity of the narration of its martyrdom. Therefore, during these magical days, all pay tribute to the brave Laia (diminutive of Eulalia).

In agreement with the tradition, the known torment more was to send it rolling within a barrel with broken glasses by the Baixada street of Santa Eullia – Lowered of Santa Eulalia-, where is an image of santa in a small chapel. Since then, this girl has been symbol of solidarity, defense of justice and commitment of youth towards Barcelona and, together with the Virgin of the Merc, is employer of the same. In addition, also it is had by santo, in as much it considers Orthodox the Church Roman and also the Orthodox one. Their rest were located in 878 by Frodoino bishop, solemnly transferred who them to the Cathedral.