Mercè’s Festivities Popular Announcement (Barcelona)

It was decided to proclaim the festivities in a popular fashion instead of the official speech. Estrellita Verdiales arrived on a coach at the Virreina Palace, Barcelona. Once there, she was placed in a shrouded throne so the public could climb to kiss her. She gave them out theatre tickets valid throughout the Mercè Festivities in Barcelona. At the end, Estrellita said a few words and sang few songs.