Barcelona celebrates La Festa del Pi, a traditional Catalan festival dating back to 1751

Galejadors wear their traditional costumes as they celebrate 'The Festival of the Pine', a ceremony related to the pagan worship of fertilisation related the winter solstice.
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A 'Galejador' fires his musket during 'La Festa del Pi' (The Festival of the Pine) in the village of Centelles in Barcelona, Spain. (All images courtesy of Getty Images)
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Men and women born in Centelles are named 'Galejadors.
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Early in the morning men and women wear their traditional costume and carry their shooting muskets.
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They then walk into the forest to chop down a pine tree, load it on an ox cart and take it to the church in the village.
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There the pine tree is decorated with five bouquets of apples and wafers and hung inside a church until January 6.
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The festival's origins are related to the trees and the pagan worship of fertilisation related the winter solstice.
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The tradition has been documented since 1751.