Historically, Catalans have always been considered hard-working people and in many different sectors. Centuries ago agriculture prevailed, especially livestock farming. Then industrialisation began, and many rivers became dotted with factories and chimneys. There’s also a long history of commercial tradition as well, and lest we forget how, since antiquity, large and small towns have filled squares with markets and fairs. And after a long day at work… festivals! Some local festivities are centuries old. Whether related to work or play, the following list brings together a few excellent visitor experiences that will bring you closer to local traditions and culture.