Fallas de San José bonfire festival. Valencia

You won't get bored in Spain because there are so many popular festivities all year round. There is always something interesting going on. It all starts right after Christmas with the parades of the Three Kings, who leave presents for the children (on the eve of 6 January). In February you normally have the colourful Carnival (the most famous ones are those of Cadiz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife). In March you can be amazed by the enormous papier-mâché statues that go up in flames during the Fallas festival in Valencia. Around April you have the solemnity of Easter Week and the merriment of the April Fair. And in summer (when most of the festivities take place in Spain), you can enjoy the San Juan bonfires, the traditional San Fermín bull runs, or the Tomatina tomato festival. These are just a few examples of Spain's most popular festivities, but you can also find other interesting traditions like horse races on the beach (in Sanlúcar de Barrameda), medieval markets, wine harvest festivals or the descent of the Sella River (in Asturias) in a canoe. As you can see below, we offer more than 250 festivities to choose from. Just click on the image or the text that you want in order to find more information about each one of these events.  


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

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    …Majorca. (Balearic Islands) http://www.conselldemallorca.net/. It has been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation. This tradition (its origin comes from the performances that took place i…

  • New Year’s Eve in Pamplona. Pamplona.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Pamplona. Navarre. The inhabitants of Pamplona (Navarre) welcome in the New Year by donning a range of different disguises as a kind of foretaste of Carnival. The festive atmosphere revolves around the old part of town, …

  • New Year’s Eve. Madrid.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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, s…

  • Baptism of the Child Jesus in Palencia.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Palencia. (Castile-Leon) Also known as “El Bautizo” (The Baptism), it is one of the most widely acknowledged festivities in the province of Palencia. It is performed in honour of the Cofradía del Dulce Nombre del Niño Je…

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

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Santillana. Santillana del Mar. Cantabria. http://turismodecantabria.com/. The municipality of Santillana del Mar celebrates this festivity every year. The locals represent different scenes from the birth of Jesus. The c…

  • Three Kings Parade. Alcoy.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Alcoy-Alcoi. Alcoy. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) This is Spain’s oldest parade, held since 1885. In Alcoy, old folk and youngsters alike live Christmas and the arrival of the Three Wise Men with special excitement. On …

  • The Three Kings mystery play. Sangüesa-Zangoza.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …31400. Sangüesa-Zangoza. Navarre. E-mail: oit.sanguesa@navarra.es. Every year the town of Sangüesa in Navarre hosts this recreation of the holy story of the Three Wise Men. It is one of five such mystery plays still exis…

  • Festivities of 'La Vijanera'. Molledo.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Las Escuelas de Silió s/n. 39438. Silio. Molledo. Cantabria. E-mail: contacto@vijanera.com. www.vijanera.com. Every first Sunday of the year, the village of Silió (Molledo, Cantabria) celebrates this carnival-type festiv…

  • 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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