This is the most important festivity in the city of Albacete. It takes place over ten days in September, and attracts thousands of people.
The event started life as a cattle fair, but evolved over time to become a festivity with immense popular participation. It is performed in honour of the Virgen de los Llanos and has a varied programme: concerts, theatre, popular dancing, activities for children, parades, bullfights, sporting competitions... The celebrations start off with two events: the proclamation of the queen of the festivities (known as the “Manchega of honour”) and the Inaugural Parade, a colourful procession of floats featuring numerous clubs and associations, accompanied by typical brass bands and groups of musicians, and people attired in the traditional folk costume of La Mancha. This great parade may last several hours. Another emblematic act is the floral offering to the patron saint.
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