Spain is a country rich in diverse traditions
There are many ways of building the human towers, and a variety of techniques are used. Regardless of the used technique, building a castell requires “Força, equilibri, valor i seny” (Strength, balance, courage and common sense) as goes the motto of Castellers. Strength, balance and courage are self-explanatory. Common sense means that the people involved in building human towers know the dangers of such activity, and do a lot of planning in advance to minimize the risks of such a task. Castells integrate the society and teach teamwork. In Catalan “pinya”, which is the ground-level base, often composed of several hundred people, became a popular expression “fer pinya” that means to stick together and help each other out to achieve a goal.