The Coal Celebration

La Carbonera de Forallac

The Coal Forallac

The Coal has become over the years quite a feast for the Forallac neighbors and the rest of the region. What started at first to be a distinctly pedagogical activity and anthropology, while entertaining, has become one of the most unique festivities and cultural events in the town. Initially, however, this party was not popular in Forallac.

Its promoters were enterprising members of the Association of Friends Gavarres precursors preservation and appreciation of the heritage of the mountain, which in 1993 were encouraging excarboners both in plan and Louis Simon Cruanyes to light a Baulida coal farmhouse, Saint Sadurní the Ivy, the wayside Doctors. The experience created to people interested in living in the mountains Gavarres could see how charcoal was made not long ago, just when its operation was no longer profitable due to new forms power that were emerging. Also intended as a tribute to all those people with their work and sacrifice part of our collective history.

New arena
The setting of this successful event, which from the outset attracted numerous visitors, until it was changed in 1996 began to make Forallac the area known as the Sobellàs, Sant Climent de Peralta , one of the last of the solid charcoal. From the outset, those responsible for the organization of the coal has been the Association of Friends of the Falls of Pines, San Clemente and Santa Susana Peralta, who had the support of the City.

Stack ignites October, during the first and second week, and generally throughout these days there is always a coal miner day and night, which ensures that combustion is correct. The charcoal, however, spend a few hours alone. During the day many people come close and school groups, and at night there are quite friendly. Even some people decided to camp overnight along the stack. We must also say that there are those who fail to make an excuse for lunch and xefla in a natural setting.

These days, more organized parallel events linked with the spread of natural, heritage and human Gavarres massif. Everything these days Sobellàs becomes the epicenter of leisure and cultural activities of the town, and one of the busiest places in the region.