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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…

  • Monesterio Ham Day. Monesterio.

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    … 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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 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 …

  • Descent of the Angel in Peñafiel. Peñafiel.

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    … Peñafiel. Valladolid. (Castile-Leon) This popular religious celebration takes place on Easter Sunday, during Easter Week, in Peñafiel, in the legendary Plaza del Coso Square. It is a performance in which an angel-boy comes down from heaven to tell the Virgin Mary about the resurrection of his son, f…

  • Easter Week in Ávila. Ávila.

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    … Ávila. (Castile-Leon) Ávila has been holding its Easter week celebrations since the 16th century. Outstanding amongst the many commemorative events is the Miserere procession held on Easter Tuesday. The Miserere is sung throughout this nocturnal parade where no other sound can be heard. Maundy Thurs…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Caballada Fiesta. Atienza.

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    … Atienza. Guadalajara. (Castile-La Mancha) Popular fiestas with typical costumes that recreate the history of the town. It commemorates the charge of muleteers in Atienza, 1162, that saved king Alfonso VIII from falling into the hands of his uncle, Ferdinand II of León, who wanted to seize the throne…

  • Easter week in Granada. Granada.

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    … Granada. (Andalusia) Monumental settings for a colourful and memorable celebration. There are numerous unforgettable moments in the Easter celebrations in Granada, in which 32 cofradías (brotherhoods) participate. Unique settings such as the Albayzín quarter, the Alhambra and the Sacromonte hills fi…

  • "Cascamorras". Guadix.

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    … Guadix. Granada. (Andalusia) The "Cascamorras", a character reminiscent of medieval jongleurs, comes up against the inhabitants of Baza and Guadix in a traditional and harmless battle. In September, Guadix and Baza, in the province of Granada, live one of the most long-awaited moments of the year: t…