17 Jul Sant Cristòfol 2018
Last Saturday, July 14, following the tradition of each year, the Festa de Sant Cristòfol was celebrated in Banyoles.
Sant Cristòfol, patron of cars and protector of travel, has been a figure revered for centuries in Catalonia. During the day, trucks, cars, motorbikes and bicycles are decorated in front of various churches in the Catalan Countries to be blessed and thus enjoy the protection of the saint throughout the year.
The day of Sant Cristòfol de Banyoles is organized by the Sant Cristòfol Festival Commission. Among the activities that took place, include the rally at the Draga Sports Hall, the departure of the party committee led by this year’s banner – Transjorman 1513 SL -, the mass in honor of the patron, the parade of vehicles around the lake, the sardanas in the Plaça Major and finally the brotherhood dinner where prizes and badges were distributed by the participants.
All the drivers of Transports Porqueres worked together to decorate the truck fleet and together they mounted a float on one of the tractors. This year it has been decorated with a restored old cart as a symbol of the beginning of road transport, surrounded by plants and flowers and with music to liven up the parade around the lake. The result was a great success, as it created a very good atmosphere between colleagues and their families, enjoying the whole day between meals, partying and teamwork.
Finally, the brotherhood dinner, which was held with all the transporters in the region, reflected the job well done and the team spirit of the drivers. Transports Porqueres won first prize as the best decorated individual truck and fourth prize at fleet level.