71 "Festa del Càntir" 2021

4 August 2021


The "Festa del Càntir", recovered in 1951, is always celebrated on the day of Santo Domingo, August 4 in the morning. It is this morning that the most traditional acts are held, such as the renewal of the "people's vote" by the mayor of the city, the blessing of the waters of the Santo Domingo fountain, the blessing and sale of the jug of year and the games of strength and ingenuity around the water and the jug.

This year the jug has been designed by Óscar Tusquets, an architect by training, a designer by adaptation, a painter by vocation and a writer by desire to win friends. Oscar Tusquets Blanca is the prototype of the integral artist.

Born in Barcelona in 1941, he graduated as an architect from the Barcelona School of Architecture. Significant works are the expansion and remodeling of the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, ​​the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Toledo station of the Napoli Metropolitan.

He has collaborated with prestigious Spanish, German and Italian production companies. Some of his pieces are part of the collections of important museums such as the Moma in New York or the George Pompidou in Paris. Among other distinctions, he has received the Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts, the National Design Award and the Chevalier palme from the Order of Arts et des Lettres.

This year's jug, called "Elefas", wants to be, according to the designer, "a poetic memory that generates sympathy. Designing an object that has thousands of years of tradition, and that is not a mere reproduction, is attractive but difficult. Driven by my figurative passion, I thought of being inspired by an animal. In the excellent Museum of Argentona I saw birds, bulls, dogs and fish, ancient or by Picasso. Nobody had thought of an elephant, although, once designed, the people in charge of the Museum told me about it. they warn that the warehouse kept one ".

After a complicated year in which the 2020 Jug Laying could not be carried out, Tusquets has proposed with this design to start the smiles of those who see it. The elephant, a symbol of good luck, is an oriental animal, which has rarely been seen in the shape of a jug.

The artist expressed that the creative process has been "a lot of fun" and that he has really enjoyed making this creation by the hand of artisans.

A limited number of 3,000 copies will be produced from this jug, each numbered and priced at € 23.

It can be obtained at the Museu del Càntir during the usual opening hours and in case you want to be blessed it can be purchased on August 4, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Putting Botijos stop, next to the Santo Domingo fountain and also at the stop that will be set up in front of the Library during the days of the Fiesta Mayor, August 4, 5 and 6 in the afternoons from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. During and after the Fiesta Mayor it will also continue to be sold at the Museu del Càntir, as usual.


At 7 am, at the Fountain of Santo Domingo
Laying of jugs
Preparation for its blessing and sale of the design Botijo ​​by Oscar Tusquets Blanca under the coordination of Quim Larrea.
With the collaboration: Forn de llenya Can Moré

At 10 am, in the Parish Church
Office in honor of Santo Domingo

At 10 am
Opening of the Càntir Museum

At 10.30 am, in Plaça de Vendre (limited capacity)
Great Xarbotada: Children's games in the surroundings of the jug. Prizes for all participants.
Organized by: Amics del Museu del Càntir
Collaborate: Museu del Càntir
Sponsor: Can Cachi

At 11:30 a.m., at the Santo Domingo fountain
Traditional blessing of the waters of the source and the jugs of the year and renewal of the "People's Vow" by the mayor of Argentona
Sale of jugs at the stop on the fountain side

At 12 a.m. in Plaça de Vendre (limited capacity)
Raised display of jugs.
This year, the health pandemic situation does not allow us to do the traditional raising of jugs, even so we will not be without a show. David Mesa Badiola and Joan Ferrer Casanova, two athletes specialized in strongman and powerlifting, will give us a demonstration of lifting jugs. Can they handle the 200 kg?
Organized by: Amics del Museu del Càntir
Collaborate: Museu del Càntir
Sponsored by: Talleres Barfla S.L., Català Assegurances, Piscines Argentona, Enforma Socks, Forma't center esportiu, Taller Julián, Mingo excavations and DJ Ciano

Càntir Elefas d'Oscar Tusquets - 71 Festa del Càntir 2021