Castañada is one of the most famous and revered festivals in Catalonia. It is celebrated on the night of October 31, as well as on November 1 in honor of All Saints. This is the Catalan and Aragonese version of Castañada, and here chestnuts are accompanied by typical Catalan dishes.
The roots of this holiday go back to the 18th century, when it became common to eat chestnuts, sweet potatoes and fruits during the commemoration of deceased relatives.
During the Castañada festival, the streets of the Catalan region are filled with chestnut stalls, where you can buy freshly roasted chestnuts, sweet potatoes, fruit or candied chestnuts. All this is accompanied by the traditional drink of this festival: with muscatel.
Julia Chesnokova for Hotel Alabriga