The Fira de la Terra takes place each year in Barcelona to celebrate Earth Day.

Earth Day was first held time on the 22nd of April 1970 in the United States. Originally emerging from the American hippy movement it is now celebrated all across the globe on Friday the 22nd of April.

Barcelona is a very environmentally aware city, with highly innovative urban recycling, cycling and allotment schemes.

This year the Fira de la Terra takes place in the Ciutadella park and on Pg. Lluis Companys. The festival consists of stalls focusing on environmentally-friendly initiatives, fair trade and alternative therapies.

Fira de la Terra is family-friendly, there are also lots of activities and workshops for children, plus plenty of organic food stalls and crafts. The theme for this year’s festival is trees, forestry and protecting our world’s green spaces.

Come along and show your support for Earth Day!