"La Patum" is a traditional festival
that has been celebrated since medieval times
in the Catalan city of Berga during the Corpus Christi.
In 2005 UNESCO declared it a
Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible
Heritage of Humanity
The festival consists of a series of "dances"
performed by townspeople dressed as mystical and
symbolical figures accompanied by a drum
or a band.
The dances are marked by the use of fire and