73 "Festa del Càntir"

August 4, 2023

73 "Festa del Càntir d'Argentona" 

August 4, 2023 

Program of Festa Major en PDF


At 7 am, to the Fountain of Santo Domingo
Placement of jugs
Preparation for the blessing and sale of the Nani Marquina design jug, under the coordination of Quim Larrea.
Collaboration: Friends of the Museu del Càntir and Forn de llenya Can Moré

At 10 a.m.
Opening of the Museu del Càntir and the exhibitions

At 10:30 a.m., at Plaça de Vendre
Gran Xarbotada: Children's games around the jug and Raising of children's jugs. Prizes for all participants.
Organizes: Friends of the Museu del Càntir
Collaboration: Museu del Càntir

At the end of the "Vot de Poble" - at the Fountain of Santo Domingo
Traditional blessing of the waters of the fountain and the jugs of the year
Sale of jugs at the stall next to the fountain

At 12 p.m.. at Plaça de Vendre
Jug lifting contest from 10 to 200 kg. Male and female categories, prizes of €200, €100 and €50 + trophy for the three best classified in each category.
Organite: Friends of the Museu del Càntir
Sponsored by: Tallers Barfla S.L., Català Assegurances, Piscines Argentona, Enforma Socks, Forma't center esportiu, Taller Julián, Mingo excavacions, DJ Ciano, Odon and La Nova Fonda

IMPORTANT: At the end of the Raising of Pitchers, the water used will be stored and reused for the common service of the population.

At 1 p.m., in Plaça Nova
Presentation Giant Artist jug with the presence of the author: Sílvia Alcalà
Sponsor: Inoxpan - Pando


The sale of blessed jugs will take place after the blessing of the waters and jugs, around 12 noon.
Starting in the afternoon and the rest of the days, the botijo will be sold mornings and afternoons at the Museu del Càntir.
Jug price: €25
Limited edition: 5,000 copies
Team: Design by Nani Marquina / Coordination by Quim Larrea / Production by Gómez i Gómez Artesans, from Caldes de Montbui
For more information:
Museu del Càntir / Tel. 93 797 21 52

The Nani Marquina jug: a tribute to the artisan tradition

The jug of the 73 Festa del Càntir is the work of Nani Marquina. Every year, the Museu del Càntir and the municipality of Argentona collaborate with prominent personalities from the world of design for the creation of the "signature pitcher", on the occasion of the celebration of the festival.
This edition, the author jug is the work of Nani Marquina, renowned designer and businesswoman.
Designer specializing in textiles and founder of the Nanimarquina brand, the author works under the principles of observation, innovation, emotions and the desire to modernize artisan traditions.
She studied industrial design at the Escola Massana in Barcelona and in 1987, after verifying the success of her first textile designs, she would be born a nanimarquina.
From its beginnings, Nani Marquina paid special attention to the investigation of raw materials and production processes, incorporating internationally renowned designers into its collections, becoming the first textile design publisher to bet on the concept of "signature rugs".
The incorporation of craftsmanship and tradition as a design concept gives Marquina's designs its unique and differentiated character.
Among the achievements obtained by Marquina, it is worth noting the National Design Award (2005) and the presidency of the FAD (Fomento de las Artes y Diseño) between 2014 and 2019.

The Marquina jug: beauty in imperfection
In her day to day, the designer focuses on the creation and sale of textile designs. Therefore, as she explained at the press conference where the jug was presented exclusively, Marquina explains that creating a jug was “a challenge, but also an opportunity”.

For her design, Marquina was imbued with the artisan tradition of the jug, after having visited the Argentona museum. Thus, her design presents the traditional and "easy to understand" shape of the boat jug, but with a modern twist.
For this creation, the designer has worked closely with the artisans, since she was clear that she wanted her jug to be "totally handmade". This artisan essence stands out especially in the brushstrokes that decorate the container and that means that no two jugs are the same.
In this irregular line, the designer wants to represent what she calls “the beauty of imperfection”. With this, Marquina gives prominence to the manual gesture involved in the creation of a jug, to convey to the public "the unique ability of crafts to make us think which hands are behind the creation and what its history is".