Festivals and traditions

The character of Deltebre is reflected in its festivals and traditions. There are lots of traditional events that keep our spirit alive and that will let you dive into our cultural heritage. You will plant rice, dance jotes, see the bullfighting… You will live and share an explosion of emotions with the local community.


On 20th May 1977, the districts of Jesús i Maria and La Cava were segregated from the Tortosa, giving rise to the new municipality of Deltebre. Since 1980, the municipality commemorates this fact celebrating during some days  a multi-sector fair, as well as leisure, cultural and sports events.


The Rice Festivals are the perfect occasion to get into the traditional rice process in the Ebro Delta. In these festivals we represent the cultivation of rice according to traditional methods. There are to festivals: the Rice Planting Festival (in June) and the Rice Harvest Festival (in September). Get ready to go into the rice fields and experience the unique feeling of walking into the mud. And after, let the party get started: jota dance, popular meal, theatre, traditional games…


In summer, the municipality celebrates its local festivals: Sant Joan, el Barracot festivity, Deltebre local festivals, Sant Ramon and Sant Miquel. Every year, multiple familiar events are organised: cultural activities, street processions, contests, activities for children, the typical bull embolat or capllaçat, orchestra, dance…


Each year, after summer, Deltebre celebrates the Trobada de Grups de Ball de Jota, a meeting point for traditional jota dancers. It is an encounter full of music and movement. The jota, that can either be singed or danced, is one of the most emblematic elements of the folk music in Deltebre.


Many of Deltebre’s traditional festivities are related to religion. At Easter, the Passion of Christ is represented in the streets with more than a hundred actors and live music.

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