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  • Easter Week in Merida. Mérida.

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    … Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura)   Merida's Roman monuments are transformed into the greatest attractions of the Easter Week processions. The popular procession known as “la borriquita” (or "little donkey") leaves from the Santa María Pro-cathedral on Palm Sunday and marks the start of Merida's Easter…

  • Easter week in Badajoz. Badajoz.

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    … Badajoz. (Extremadura) It is a very deep-rooted tradition in Badajoz, in which many people participate. Most of the current brotherhoods in the city were founded in the 17th and 18th centuries. However, it is known that some already existed back in the 13th and 14th centuries, and that in the 16th c…

  • Nuestra Señora de La Merced Fiesta. Barcelona.

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    … Barcelona. (Catalonia) These are the most important fiestas in the city of Barcelona, celebrated around 24 September. These fiestas were first held in 1871, in honour of the Virgen de la Merced, named patron saint of the city by Pope Pious IX in 1868. The programme for the fiesta centres especially …

  • Monesterio Ham Day. Monesterio.

    Calendar | Fiestas


    … Monesterio. Badajoz. (Extremadura) The village of Monesterio (Badajoz) organises this gastronomic celebration which is attended by more than 10,000 people from all over Spain. The festivity starts at 11am at the swimming pool grounds and municipal park in Monesterio. From that time onwards, visitors…

  • Stations of the Cross in Easter week. Mérida.

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    … Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.merida.es. 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 from the Procathe…

  • Bringing down of the Virgin of Los Reyes. Frontera.

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    … La Dehesa. Frontera. Hierro. (Canary Islands) On the first Saturday in July, every four years, the island of El Hierro, in the Canary Islands, celebrates their most important festivity in which the Virgin of Los Reyes (patron saint of the island) is carried in procession down from the shrine to Vill…

  • Santísimo Cristo and San Vicente Ferrer patron saint's day fiesta. Graus.

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    … Graus. Huesca. (Aragon) These festivities comprise numerous, highly interesting folklore events. They are the most important fiestas in Graus, in the province of Huesca. One of the most important moments is the celebration of the “mojiganga”. It is an extravagant carnival group that covers a route t…

  • 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…

  • Medieval fair in Ibiza. Ibiza.

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    … Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) http://www.ibiza.travel/en/articulo.php?fid=2442. The Medieval Fair is held in Ibiza during the second week of May. For a few days, the city of Ibiza is cast back to medieval times. Craft markets, wizards, witches, puppets, jugglers, jesters, knights, princesses, princes,…

  • Grand Week (Semana Grande). San Sebastián.

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    … Donostia-San Sebastián. Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa. (Basque Country) In August San Sebastián lives its Grand Week of celebrations. These days of fiesta include cultural and sporting events, traditional games, regattas, “pelota” matches, fireworks, music, theatre, and a major series of bullfights in the Il…

  • San Lorenzo Fiestas. Huesca.

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    … Huesca. (Aragon) The second week in August, Huesca celebrates its fiestas in honour of San Lorenzo, the city’s patron saint. The sound of a rocket being set off from the balcony of the Town Hall is the signal for the start of nine days of activity and fun, with music, folk groups and traditional dan…

  • Local Fiestas. Ibiza.

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    … Eivissa. (Balearic Islands) http://www.ibiza.travel. Ibiza dons its finest in preparation for its Patron Saint's day festivities. Music, sports competitions and fireworks are some of the ingredients of Ibiza's traditional Patron Saint's day fiestas. There are activities for people of all ages. These…

  • Columbine Fairs. Huelva.

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    … Huelva. (Andalusia) On the first days of August Huelva celebrates its “Columbinas” Fairs. This event is closely linked to the discovery of America, and commemorates the departure of Christopher Columbus’s caravels towards the New World. Ibero-American culture is reflected in these traditional celebr…

  • 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 Lorca. Lorca.

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    … Lorca. Murcia. http://semanasantalorca.com/. The highlight of this Holy Week is its ostentatiousness. This fiesta is also known as the 'Whites and the Blues'. Although there are other fraternities in Lorca, these two are the most important and there is a clear rivalry between them. The grand process…

  • Easter Week in Murcia. Murcia.

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    … Murcia. Holy Week in Murcia. Baroque Holy Week. This Holy Week is characterised by the Nazarenes in their tunics of many colours and their giant 'bellies', which are actually a large bag attached with a tight rope, filled with candies, biscuits, hard-boiled eggs and even beans, which are passed out …

  • Easter Week in Jumilla. Jumilla.

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    … Jumilla. Murcia. 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 processions to be seen in the stre…

  • 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. 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 Tuesday, Good Friday processions, C…

  • La Tomatina tomato festival. Buñol.

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    … Buñol. Valencia. www.latomatina.info. The origins of this mass tomato battle date back to a fight amongst children in 1945 and it has been celebrated every year since then. The “Tomatina” is held on the last Wednesday in August in the town of Buñol. This unusual fiesta brings together crowds of peop…

  • La Mare de Déu de la Salut Festival. Algemesí.

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    … Algemesí. Valencia. Ayuntamiento de Algemesí. Fax.: +34 962019001 | http://www.algemesi.es. The main local festival in Algemesí, which goes back to the Middle Ages, is held in honour of La Mare de Déu de la Salut and has been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage designation. La Mare de Dé…

  • Maritime Easter Week in Valencia. Valencia.

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    … Valencia. The maritime quarters of the city of Valencia celebrate this religious festivity with a longstanding tradition, which has three crowning moments: the Blessing of the Palms, the Procession of the Holy Burial, and the Resurection Pararde. The origins of this festivity date back to the 15th c…

  • Easter Week in Sagunto. Sagunto.

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    … Sagunto-Sagunt. Sagunto. Valencia. The pinnacle of the Easter week celebrations in Sagunto, Valencia, comes on Good Friday, with the Stations of the Cross that set out from La Sangre Shrine, heading for Calvary. The route follows a steep path, representing the Passion of Christ. The act attracts cro…

  • Easter Week in Alzira. Alzira.

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    … Alzira. Valencia. The town of Alzira, in Valencia province, has been holding its Easter week celebrations since the 16th century, a fiesta with great popular tradition. The Pregón (opening) of the fiesta is signalled by a pistol shot. This sees the start of celebrations that live their most crucial …