Falles, the festivity of fire
On the one hand, FALLES, the festivity of fire is celebrated to welcome the summer.
This ancestral festivity consists of carrying lighted logs from an elevated point in the mountain until the village, in the evening, when it gets dark. It is celebrated in different villages of the Pyrenees, and in the Geopark it is celebrated every 17 June in the village of Pobla de Segur.
It is declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Another of the iconic traditions is the festivity of RAIERS (timber rafting) , which preserves the historic memory and gives value to an ancient job of this territory. Some decades ago, raiers transport the timber extracted from the Pyrenees forests, through the rivers Noguera Pallaresa and Segre until the big cities.
This ancient job is still commemorated nowadays in the villages of Pobla de Segur, at the beginning of July, and in Coll de Nargó, in middle August.
The two villages have interpretation centres related to this tradition:
- Espai Raier de la Pobla de Segur
- Museum of raiers in Coll de Nargó: +34 630 42 32 16