L’Home dels Nassos (the man of the many noses)

© Manel R. Granell
© Pep Escoda
© Pep Escoda
© Pep Escoda
© Manel R. Granell
31 December

In this Catalan tradition, a jumping jack with as many noses as days left in the year (a large nose) walks through the city's streets giving out sweets to the kids.

During this same day, at the Platja del Miracle (Miracle beach) next to the Marina, the bravest and most daring people go into the cold Mediterranean waters to celebrate the last swim of the year, the Bany de Sant Silvestre. After the swim all the bathers are given Cava, neulas and T-shirts.