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  • 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 …

  • Buitrago del Lozoya's Medieval Fair.

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    … Buitrago del Lozoya. Madrid. Oficina de Turismo. E-mail: turismo@buitrago.org. http://www.ayto-buitragodellozoya.es/. A different idea which will transport you back to a time of kings, knights and princesses. For three days at the start of September, the town of Buitrago del Lozoya travels back to t…

  • El Vítor procession. Mayorga.

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    … Mayorga. Valladolid. (Castile-Leon) Fire, song and prayers to the Saint. Every year, on 27 September, the feast of Santo Toribio de Mogroviejo is celebrated in Mayorga. It commemorates the arrival of the Saint’s relics to his birthplace. There is a procession called El Vítor, where residents of the …

  • Renaissance Week. Medina del Campo.

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    … Medina del Campo. Valladolid. (Castile-Leon) http://imperialesycomuneros.com/. Medina del Campo, in Valladolid, is travelling back to the 15th and 16th centuries for a few days, to remember its heyday. Different parts of the town such as the Plaza Mayor square, the Reales Carnicerías building, Plaza…

  • 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…

  • Las Mondas. Talavera de la Reina.

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    … Talavera de la Reina. Toledo. (Castile-La Mancha) The pagan roots of this festival in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) go back to Roman times, to a ritual that worshipped the goddess Ceres, although historically its celebration dates back to the 15th century. The festivities start on Palm Sunday with t…

  • Main Fiestas in Almansa. Almansa.

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    … Almansa. Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) The fiestas in Almansa, in the Region of Castile–La Mancha, are outstanding for their colourful parades and processions in honour of its patron. Every year, an extensive programme of events pays tribute to the patron of this town in the province Albacete, the V…

  • 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…

  • Moors and Christians festival in honour of San Jorge. Banyeres de Mariola.

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    … Banyeres de Mariola. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) Fiesta in honour of the relics of San Jorge Mártir. The Moor and Christian fiestas in honour of San Jorge Mártir are staged in Banyeres de Mariola from 22-25 April each year. Another celebration takes place the first weekend of September with the f…

  • Traditional bull-running. Medina del Campo.

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    … Medina del Campo. Valladolid. (Castile-Leon) http://www.encierrosmedina.es. Medina del Campo, in Valladolid, organises bull-running during its festivities in honour of the patron saint, in September. Traditional bull-running takes place during the festivities in honour of San Antolín, and the street…

  • Easter week in Teruel. Teruel.

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    … Teruel. (Aragon) Teruel , in Aragón, has intense Easter week celebrations with the ever-present sound of drums. Religious statues, habits and brotherhoods fill the streets of Teruel over these days of celebration. The city comes alive with a host of processions. The most emotive moment is on Good Fr…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Main Fiestas in Vilafranca del Penedés. Vilafranca del Penedès.

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    … Vilafranca del Penedès. Barcelona. (Catalonia) http://www.festamajorvilafranca.cat/. Fiestas in honour of San Félix that fill the streets with dancing, concerts, fireworks and a great atmosphere. The city of Vilafranca del Penedés, in Barcelona province, Region of Catalonia, celebrates its main fies…

  • Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Fiesta. Alberca, La.

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    … Alberca, La. Salamanca. (Castile-Leon) Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. Of ancient origin, celebrated in front of the atrium of the church and having the appearance of sacramental 'auto'. The day of the Asunción is when the offering is given to the Virgin, performed by the major-domo in the…

  • Easter Week in Burgos.

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    … http://semanasantaburgos.com/. Easter Week in Burgos is based on the liturgical representations that became important in Castile from the 13th century onwards. In fact, most of the religious brotherhoods taking part date back to the Middle Ages, when they were associated with a trade guild (silversm…

  • The Battle of Wine. Haro.

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    … Haro. La Rioja. In the Rioja town of Haro, an unusual fiesta is held on 29 June, the feast of San Pedro: the Battle of Wine. The origins of this tradition could go back to a dispute with the nearby village of Miranda de Ebro over the ownership of some local crags. First there is a mass, and then thi…

  • Easter week in Jerez de la Frontera. Jerez de la Frontera.

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    … Jerez de la Frontera. Cadiz. (Andalusia) During this celebration, the Easter brotherhoods process through the old town of Jerez de la Frontera in a stunning display of art and feeling. A total of 44 brotherhoods take part in the Easter processions in Jerez. The oldest brotherhoods date back to the 1…

  • Battle of the flowers in Laredo. Laredo.

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    … 39770. Laredo. Cantabria. http://batalladeflores.net/. The streets of the town of Laredo in Cantabria are filled with an abundance of fresh flowers during this popular festival, which is held each year on the last Friday in August. The high point of the celebration comes at about 5:30 in the afterno…

  • Religious Play and Three Kings Parade in Santillana del Mar. Santillana del Mar.

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    … Santillana. Santillana del Mar. Cantabria. The municipality of Santillana del Mar celebrates this festivity every year. The locals represent different scenes from the birth of Jesus. The celebration starts with carol singing in the churches around the municipality and with a Nativity Scene contest. …

  • Viking Festival. Catoira.

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    … Catoira. Pontevedra. (Galicia) Every year, on the first Sunday in August, the residents of Catoira stage a spectacular re-enactment of the Viking invasions that occurred a thousand years ago. Thousands of people make their way to this Galician village every first Sunday in August to witness this ent…

  • San Vicente Ferrer patron saint's day fiesta. Vall d'Uixó, La.

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    … Vall d'Uixó, La. Castellón - Castelló. (Valencia) http://www.santvicentferrer.com. Bulls, young bulls, firework castles, dances and open-air celebrations make up the programme for the San Vicente Ferrer fiestas, held every year in La Vall d’Uixó, in Castellón province. At the same time a major agric…