Have you ever heard about a Dancing Egg Day? It is a special celebration in Barcelona in which eggs dance on the top of fountains across the city. Learn more about the Dancing Egg Day and where you can see this spectacular phenomenon in Barcelona.
What is happening on the Dancing Egg Day (Ou Com Balla)? Fountains throughout the city are given special colors and on the top of the water an empty egg is dancing on the top of the water. They have a special procedure that is followed to prepare the eggs for the event, making them able to dance on top of the water instead of falling down.
The event takes place on Corpus Christi Day, 60 days after Easter Sunday (always on a Thursday).
Dancing Egg Day 2024
Date: May 30th (the dancing eggs can normally be seen for three days, until the end of the Sunday)
Where can you see the dancing eggs in Barcelona?
The celebration originates from Barcelona Cathedral. As a consequence, the most popular place to visit on this day is Barcelona Cathedral and the surrounding area.
You can also witness the celebration at the following locations:
- Garden Frederic Mares Museum
- Maritime Museum
- Casa de l’Ardiaca
- Cloister Pedralbes Monastery
- Cloister Basilica Purissima Concepcio.
Are you ready for some dancing eggs? Would you like to read more about other events and happenings in Barcelona? You can find this and more information in our Barcelona Guide.