La Castanyada

1st of November might be Halloween for the rest of the world, but Catalonia is different very different. We celebrate “la castanyada” , this celebration has the origin on XVIII century and the food served on the funerals. They used to eat “chestnuts” and “panellets” this was a symbol of connection with the death souls and during the cooking process the family prayed for the souls of their death relatives.


Nowadays we still eat chestnuts and panellets. The panellets are little sweets made of smashed almonds and sugar, recovered allover with pinions. Delicious!!!On the 1st of November we also visit the cemetery and the graves of our relatives and friends. We clean the graves, put fresh flowers and pray for them. 

Bon Apetit!