This marks the end of the Patum.
The Tirabol
It is the dance with which the Patum closes, when Berga celebrates the annual resurgence of its miracle; it is the highest expression of Berguedan revelry. The Giants and the Guites dance together, mingling with the people filling the square, to the beat of the Tabal and the strains of various popular tunes, together with melodies specially composed for the occasion, such as the waltz-cum-jota ‘La Patumaire’, composed by Lluís Sellart i Espelt. These popular tunes are repeated until the musicians have had enough.The origin of the Tirabol is unknown. We do not know when it was decided to end the Patum with this performance; the documents do not give us any clues but what we do know is that this is not exclusive to Berga. The Tirabol, mostly known in the rest of Catalonia as “tirabou”, was the closing dance of many festivities and it was conceived as a celebration, fully of merriness and enthusiasm. Indeed, the first of the Tirabols currently performed, “La Banya de Bou” (The Ox Horn), is found in other festivities in Catalonia, particularly in the Pyrenees and Andorra, and always performs the same function as in Berga: bring together, celebrate and rejoice on the occasion of a festive event that is very important for a particular community.The Tirabol has been the closing dance for many generations, always circling anticlockwise around the Plaça de Sant Pere. It has been celebrated by many Berguedans who have danced together to the sound of its melodies. A moment of joy, of total communion between the townspeople and the groups that perform in the Patum.

Han col·laborat desinteresadament entre altres:
Salvador Vinyes - Anna Parcerisa - Berta Francàs - Albert Rumbo - Ma Dolors Santandreu - Jordi
Cohen - Foto Luigi - Toni Sales - Sílvia Massana - Mireia Ferran - Jordi Plana - Antònia Prat
Pascal Hanrion - KAP
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Traductors: Steve Pepper, Jaume Fígols