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  • 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 with a procession in which the Medieval image of the Christ of the “O” is borne fr…

  • Festival of San Martín, or the Humanitarians’ Festival. Aller.

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    … Moreda de Aller. Aller. Asturias. Every 11 November, the village of Aller (in Moreda, Asturias) celebrates one of the most popular autumn folklore festivals in Asturias. The festival is organised by the San Martín Humanitarian Association, and begins with the traditional sung mass of San Martín, acc…

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

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    … Luarca. Valdés. Asturias. The maritime tradition of this village is at the heart of these festivities. The most moving moment of the fiestas in this village in Asturias is the Saleo (maritime procession) of the Virgen del Rosario. The statue of the Virgin Mary is taken out to sea in a boat, accompan…

  • Asturcón Horse Festival. Piloña.

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    … Sardeda. Piloña. Asturias. This is a celebration of the Asturcón horse, the quintessential breed throughout this region of Asturias. The festival was started in 1980 when these horses were facing extinction. It takes place in the town of Sardeda. The festivities begin in the morning with an open-air…

  • Vaqueira Festival. Valdés.

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    … Aristebano. Valdés. Asturias. This traditional celebration has been held on the last Sunday in July every year since 1959. The festivity is dedicated to the vaqueiros or cattle-herders (an Asturian group with deeply-rooted traditions and ancestral customs, devoted primarily to migratory cattle herdi…

  • Emmer Wheat Festival and Contest. Grado.

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    … Grado. Asturias. Theme market to promote the cultivation and use of emmer (a type of wheat) in the gastronomy of Asturias. It takes place in Grado every second Sunday in September. The market offers the chance to sample bread made with emmer, as well as new recipes created using this cereal. It also…

  • Feast of the Holy Martyrs of Valdecuna. Mieres.

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    … Mieres. Asturias. The town of Mieres (Asturias) celebrates this folk and religious tradition in honour of Saint Cosme and Saint Damian. Hundreds of pilgrims attend the celebration, which consists of arriving at the San Cosme y San Damián Shrine on foot to ask them for good health. After the High Mas…

  • Cabrales (strong cheese from Asturias) Fair. Cabrales.

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    … Las Arenas. Cabrales. Asturias. In the Asturias village of Arenas de Cabrales, in the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains, the “Cabrales” Cheese Competition is held on the last Sunday in August. At this celebration, folklore and tradition come together with the tasting and sale of this exquisite …

  • Asturias Day in Gijón. Gijón.

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    … Gijón. Asturias. http://www.gijon.info/. Asturias Day in Gijón. The parade of floats with bands is the crowning moment of this fiesta. On this day, all the mayors of the Asturias Region head for Gijón as guests of honour. The mayor of the host city receives them in a solemn act in Plaza Mayor Square…

  • Day of the Typical Ansó Costume. Ansó.

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    … Ansó. Huesca. (Aragon) The town of Ansó, in the province of Huesca, has been celebrating this festival in honour of its typical costume since 1971. Every year on the last Sunday in August the people of Ansó dress up in the town's typical costume, which probably dates back to the Middle Ages. Through…

  • Horse races on the beach. Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

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    … Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Cadiz. (Andalusia) http://www.sanlucarturismo.com/. This exciting, beautiful sporting spectacle is one of Europe's oldest equestrian contests. Since 1845, during the evening's low tide in the month of August, the beaches of Sanlúcar de Barrameda have been used for horse races.…

  • Nuestra Señora de la Barca Pilgrimage. Muxía.

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    … Muxia. Muxía. A Coruña. (Galicia) Precession of Nuestra Señora of the Barca of Muxía. The joyful celebration of age-old traditions. This is one of Galicia’s most famous pilgrimages. It has been held since the 14th century in this fishing village on the Costa de la Muerte coast, and unites fishermen’…

  • "El canto de la Sibila" (Song of the Sybil) in Majorca.

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    … Majorca. (Balearic Islands) It has been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation. This tradition (its origin comes from the performances that took place in the liturgical celebrations in medieval Europe) takes place on Christmas Eve in all the churches on the island of…

  • Easter Week in Cartagena. Cartagena.

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    … Cartagena. Murcia. http://semanasanta.cartagena.es. The Easter Week commemorations in this town are particularly famous for the magnificent floral decorations adorning the religious statues. In Cartagena there is a marked 'rivalry' between the two main religious brotherhoods, the marrajos and the ca…

  • Easter Week in Jumilla. Jumilla.

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    … Jumilla. Murcia. http://semanasanta-jumilla.es/. The Easter week celebrations in Jumilla, Murcia, are almost 600 years old. This is the most important fiesta on the town calendar. It is outstanding for its colour, artistic wealth and for the enthusiasm of the local people. Apart from the numerous pr…

  • Night of the Drums. Mula.

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    … Mula. Murcia. In Mula, Murcia , on the evening of Easter Tuesday, the star attraction is the drum, and the drumming doesn’t stop until well into Wednesday. This is the Night of the Drums, a traditional festival where everyone who has a drum and a black tunic can take part. The banging of the drums b…

  • Easter Week in Cieza. Cieza.

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    … Cieza. Murcia. http://www.semanasantadecieza.es/. This religious festival, which is over 450 years old, in the Region of Murcia, stands out because of the colourful robes of its 18 Brotherhoods and the "Armaos" parades. Visitors can attend many processions, especially the Arrest of Christ on Easter …

  • Carthaginians and Romans Fiesta. Cartagena.

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    … Cartagena. Murcia. http://www.cartaginesesyromanos.es/. Fiestas that recreate the conquest of Cartagena by the Roman Escipion. A landing commemorates the capture of the city in 209 BC by the Roman troops of Escipion, marking a festive week in which alternate days are devoted to one or the other band…

  • Corpus Christi and Pilgrimage of San Isidro. Orotava, La.

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    … Orotava, La. Tenerife. (Canary Islands) http://www.laorotava.es/fiestas-patronales. This festival dates from the 19th century. The most solemn act is the creation of carpets of natural flowers throughout the streets of the historic centre. The Pilgrimage consists of a procession of believers who car…

  • San Benito Abad Pilgrimage. San Cristóbal de la Laguna.

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    … San Cristóbal de la Laguna. Tenerife. (Canary Islands) http://www.aytolalaguna.com/Romeria_San_Benito_Abad.jsp. This is one of the most traditional, deep-rooted fiestas of the Canary Islands. The San Benito Abad Pilgrimage is the most emblematic of its kind held in the Canaries. Its origins go back …

  • Sant Joan. Tarragona.

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    … Tarragona. (Catalonia) www.tarragonaturisme.cat. The city of Tarragona celebrates the shortest night of the year with its traditional bonfires. The summer solstice is traditionally a night of magic, spells and portents. Tarragona celebrates this date with street dancing, popular feasts and firecrack…

  • Corpus Christi in Toledo. Toledo.

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    … Toledo. (Castile-La Mancha) Toledo ’s streets are clothed in finery to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi: a solemn procession which takes place in an atmosphere of singing, the aroma of herbs, and spiritual fervour. Corpus Christi is Toledo’s most important festival and one of its oldest. Althou…

  • Virgen de Gracia Pilgrimage. San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

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    … San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid. http://www.romerosnsgracia.es. Procession of the Virgin of Gracia of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Procession around the image of the Virgin of Gracia with traditional dances, carts, religious events, etc. The processional events begin in the morning of the second S…

  • New Year’s Eve. Madrid.

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    … Madrid. www.esmadrid.com. One of the most important celebrations of the Christmas period is New Year’s Eve – a special dinner where the last night of the year usually becomes one big party. As the clock strikes twelve, signalling the arrival of the New Year, families in Spain come together to eat 12…