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  • Moors and Christians festival. Villena.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Villena. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) http://www.villenaenfiestas.com/. It dates back to 1474 and is held in honour of Our Lady of Las Virtudes, the patron saint of Villena, who freed the city from the evils of the pla…

  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario patron saint's day fiesta. Agüimes.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …C/ Triana 93. 35002. Agüimes. Gran Canaria. (Canary Islands) Fax.: 928 219 601 | http://www.grancanaria.com/patronato_turismo/. The happy commemoration of an ancient tradition. This fiesta, in the town of Agüimes, Gran C…

  • Quinquennial fiestas to mark the descent of the Virgin Mary. Santa Cruz de la Palma.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Santa Cruz de la Palma. La Palma. (Canary Islands) These festivities have taken place every five years since 1680, and include a number known as the Dance of the Dwarves that has been declared a Festivity of National Tou…

  • Corpus Christi in San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Tenerife). San Cristóbal de la Laguna.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …San Cristóbal de la Laguna. Tenerife. (Canary Islands) E-mail: archivomunicipal@aytolalaguna.es. http://www.aytolalaguna.com/. This is one of the oldest religious festivals to take place on the island of Tenerife, when t…

  • Falconry, a living human heritage.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …The UNESCO has awarded falconry the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation because it is a real social tradition that cares for the environment and that is passed on from generation to generation. This acti…

  • The "Silbo Gomero" (Whistled language).

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …Gomera. (Canary Islands) A unique whistled language in the world, fully developed and practised by a large community (more than 22,000 people). It was awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designati…

  • Irrigators' tribunals of the Spanish Mediterranean coast: the Council of Wise Men of the Plain of Murcia and the Water Tribunal of the Plain of Valencia.

    Travel ideas, World Heritage | Intangible heritage

    …Both tribunals were awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation in 2009 because they are legal water management institutions introduced by tradition and which are still used today, since the t…

  • The Day of the Holy Innocents.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …This is one of the most popular and entertaining Christmas traditions in Spain. December 28 is the day when everyone is allowed to play practical jokes and when it is customary to buy joke articles in Christmas markets l…

  • Jarramplas. Piornal.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Piornal. Cáceres. (Extremadura) E-mail: piornal@pistalocal.dip-caceres.es. http://www.piornal.es/fiestas. A popular festivity that represents the punishment of a cattle rustler who the people try to expel from the town. …

  • Fiesta of the Cuadrillas in Barranda.. Caravaca de la Cruz.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Barranda. Caravaca de la Cruz. Murcia. E-mail: info@fiestadelascuadrillas.com. Every year on the last Sunday in January, the town of Barranda in Murcia celebrates this festivity in which numerous bands, known as 'cuadril…


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