Castanyada is a traditional festival in Catalonia. It is celebrated on 31st of October, the same day as Halloween. On this day, families meet and have dinner together, they eat chestnuts and panellets a typical dessert and sweet potatoes. Usually, the panallets are made by the children, but you can also buy them in a bakery, and they will be delicious too.

There are different types of panellets. They all have the same dough but they have a special flavour. The most famous ones are:

  • Almond’s
  • Coco’s
  • Pine nut’s
  • Chocolate’s
  • Chestnut’s
  • Quince’s

By: Èlia and Anna


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