Fallas de San José bonfire festival. Valencia

You won't get bored in Spain because there are so many popular festivities all year round. There is always something interesting going on. It all starts right after Christmas with the parades of the Three Kings, who leave presents for the children (on the eve of 6 January). In February you normally have the colourful Carnival (the most famous ones are those of Cadiz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife). In March you can be amazed by the enormous papier-mâché statues that go up in flames during the Fallas festival in Valencia. Around April you have the solemnity of Easter Week and the merriment of the April Fair. And in summer (when most of the festivities take place in Spain), you can enjoy the San Juan bonfires, the traditional San Fermín bull runs, or the Tomatina tomato festival. These are just a few examples of Spain's most popular festivities, but you can also find other interesting traditions like horse races on the beach (in Sanlúcar de Barrameda), medieval markets, wine harvest festivals or the descent of the Sella River (in Asturias) in a canoe. As you can see below, we offer more than 250 festivities to choose from. Just click on the image or the text that you want in order to find more information about each one of these events.  


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  • Festivities of La Magdalena. Castellón de la Plana.

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    …Paseo Buenavista 28. 12100. Castellón de la Plana-Castelló de la Plana. Castellón de la Plana. Castellón - Castelló. (Valencia) E-mail: informadorturistico@castellonturismo.es. http://www.castellonturismo.com/fiestas/la-…

  • Cherry trees in blossom festival. Jerte.

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    …Jerte. Cáceres. (Extremadura) http://www.turismovalledeljerte.com/. The Jerte Valley, in Extremadura, celebrates the flowering of the cherry trees every year, with different events. It only happens for a couple of weeks …

  • Palm Sunday Procession. Elche.

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    …Paseo de la Estación. Elche-Elx. Elche. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) E-mail: info@visitelche.com. http://www.visitelche.com/. This celebration commemorates Jesus’ triumphant arrival in Jerusalem and always sees large c…

  • Easter week in Ciudad Real. Ciudad Real.

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    …Calle Caballeros, 7. 13001. Ciudad Real. (Castile-La Mancha) E-mail: asociacion@ciudadrealcofrade.es. http://www.ciudadrealcofrade.es/. Participatory, austere and with great artistic beauty. The Easter week celebrations …

  • Traditional pig slaughter in Burgo de Osma. Burgo de Osma-Ciudad de Osma.

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    …Burgo de Osma, El. Burgo de Osma-Ciudad de Osma. Soria. (Castile-Leon) E-mail: info@virreypalafox.com. http://www.jornadasdelamatanza.com/. The town of Burgo de Osma in the province of Soria is home to this festival in c…

  • Night of the Drums. Mula.

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    …Mula. Murcia. http://www.murciaturistica.es/es/fiesta/la-noche-de-los-tambores-483/. In Mula, Murcia , on the evening of Easter Tuesday, the star attraction is the drum, and the drumming doesn’t stop until well into Wedn…

  • Stations of the Cross in Easter week. Mérida.

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    …Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.semanasantademerida.org/. This thrilling procession takes place in the early hours of Easter Wednesday to Thursday in the city of Mérida (Extremadura ). The celebration begins wi…

  • Living Passion in Castro Urdiales. Castro-Urdiales.

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    …calle la Rúa, 13. 39700. Castro-Urdiales. Cantabria. http://www.pasionviviente.org. Every year on Good Friday the town of Castro Urdiales, in Cantabria, recreates the last years of the life of Jesus Christ throughout its…

  • La Ronda and Los Pasos processions. León.

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    …Av. Ordoño II nº 10. 24001. León. (Castile-Leon) E-mail: atencion.ciudadano@aytoleon.es. http://www.aytoleon.es/es/ciudad/tradiciones/Paginas/SemanaSanta.aspx. This is the Good Friday Procession and the ceremony that ann…

  • “Picaos” procession in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. San Vicente de la Sonsierra.

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    …San Vicente de la Sonsierra. La Rioja. http://www.sanvicentedelasonsierra.org/Los-Picaos.1392.0.html. The Rioja village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra celebrates the “los picaos” procession in Easter week. It is a religi…

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