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 Cipotegato. Tarazona.

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    …Tarazona. Zaragoza. (Aragón) E-mail: cultura@tarazona.es. http://www.tarazona.es/tu-ciudad/conoce-tarazona/cultura-y-tradicion. Festive tradition in the town of Tarazona, in Zaragoza (Aragon) featuring the main character…

  • History Festival. Ribadavia.

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    …Ribadavia. Ourense. (Galicia) E-mail: oficina.turismo.ourense@xunta.es. http://www.turgalicia.es/. Fiesta of Ribadavia History. Travel back to the Middle Ages for a day. On the last Saturday in August you can spend a tru…

  • Horse races on the beach. Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

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    …Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Cadiz. (Andalusia) http://www.sanlucarturismo.com/. This exciting, beautiful sporting spectacle is one of Europe's oldest equestrian contests. Since 1845, during the evening's low tide in the month…

  • Virgen de la Guía Fiesta. Llanes.

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    …33500. Llanes. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) http://www.llanes.com/. The most noteworthy part of this celebration is the nocturnal procession with the statue of the patron saint. Llanes , in Asturias, celebrates t…

  • Traditional bull-running. Medina del Campo.

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    …Medina del Campo. Valladolid. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: medina21@medinadelcampo.es. http://www.encierrosmedina.es. Medina del Campo, in Valladolid, organises bull-running during its festivities in honour of the patron sa…

  • Monesterio Ham Day. Monesterio.

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    …Monesterio. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.jamondemonesterio.org/. The village of Monesterio (Badajoz) organises this gastronomic celebration which is attended by more than 10,000 people from all over Spain. The festi…

  • Moors and Christians festival in Ontinyent. Ontinyent.

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    …Ontinyent. Valencia-València. (Region of Valencia) E-mail: secretaria@morosycristianos.eu. http://www.morosycristianos.eu. Every year since 1860 the town of Ontinyent, in Valencia, commemorates the Christian conquest of …

  • Aranjuez Mutiny Fiestas. Aranjuez.

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    …Plaza de la Constitución s/n 1ª Planta. Aranjuez. Madrid. (Madrid Region) E-mail: fiestas@aranjuez.es. http://www.aranjuez.es/index.php/fiestas. Performance of the mutiny against Godoy. In each district in Aranjuez scene…

  • Carnavalcázar, the Carnival of Alcázar de San Juan. Alcázar de San Juan.

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    …Alcázar de San Juan. Ciudad Real. (Castilla-La Mancha) http://www.turismoalcazar.es/.  For more than two centuries, this town in Ciudad Real has celebrated this carnival, the only one to be held in December. There is doc…

  • Festival of Moors and Christians in Murcia. Murcia.

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    …Murcia. (Region of Murcia) E-mail: presidente@morosycristianosmurcia.es. http://www.morosycristianosmurcia.es/. This is a great theatrical performance where the actors are archetypal Murcia locals themselves. The streets…

  • Wine Harvest Festival. Jerez de la Frontera.

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    …Jerez de la Frontera. Cadiz. (Andalusia) http://www.jerez.es/especiales/fiestas_de_la_vendimia/. Wine Harvest Festival. The Wine Harvest festival takes place in Jerez de la Frontera in September, and coincides with the s…

  • Valladolid Fair. Valladolid.

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    …Valladolid. (Castilla y Leon) http://www.info.valladolid.es/cultura/fiestas-y-ferias. In September, harvest time in the villages of Valldolid Province, the Fair is held in the city in honour of its patron saint, la Virge…

  • Salamanca Fair. Salamanca.

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    …Salamanca. (Castilla y Leon) http://www.salamanca.es/es/. The Salamanca Fair is held in September in honour of the Patron Saint, la Virgen de la Vega. Concerts, verbenas (popular festivals) and other shows make up part o…

  • Bull and Horse Droving in Segorbe. Segorbe.

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    …Plaza Alto Palancia, 3. Segorbe. Castellón-Castelló. (Region of Valencia) E-mail: turismo@segorbe.es. http://www.turismo.segorbe.es/. You can see this exciting spectacle during the patron saint’s fiesta in Segorbe. Vario…

  • Murcia Fair. Murcia.

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    …Murcia. (Region of Murcia) The Murcia fair is held during September, with different festive events in a range of venues throughout the city. The fair offers a wide array of activities which take place in spaces such as t…

  • San Mateo. Cuenca.

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    …Plaza Mayor, 1. 16001. Cuenca. (Castilla-La Mancha) http://sanmateo.cuenca.es/. This is one of the most important festivities in Cuenca. Its origins date historically from the conquest of the city by Alfonso VIII in 1177…

  • Nuestra Señora de La Merced Fiesta. Barcelona.

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    …Pl Sant Jaume, 1. Barcelona. (Catalonia) http://merce.bcn.cat/es. 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 Vir…

  • Santa Tecla Fiesta. Tarragona.

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    …Tarragona. (Catalonia) E-mail: ajuntament@tarragona.cat. http://www.tarragona.cat/cultura/festes-i-cultura-popular/santa-tecla. Santa Tecla Fiesta. Tarragona. Giants, music, fire and popular traditions. This celebration …

  • Carthaginians and Romans Fiesta. Cartagena.

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    …Cartagena. Murcia. (Region of Murcia) E-mail: secretariageneral@cartaginesesyromanos.es. http://www.cartaginesesyromanos.es/. Fiestas that recreate the conquest of Cartagena by the Roman Escipion. A landing commemorates …

  • Las Canteras Ceremony. León.

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    …Av. Ordoño II nº 10. 24001. León. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: atencion-ciudadano@aytoleon.es. www.leon.es. According to popular tradition, this festivity commemorates the Christian victory in the Battle of Clavijo and the …

  • Rioja Wine Harvest Festival. Logroño.

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    …Logroño. La Rioja. http://www.logroño.es. Logroño goes all out to celebrate the Rioja Wine Harvest Festival, known traditionally as the festivities of San Mateo. The town is filled with colour and fun in a celebration wh…

  • Carnival of Verín (O Entroido). Verín.

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    …Verín. Ourense. (Galicia) E-mail: turismo@verin.net. http://www.verin.es/. The “fariñadas” (flour fights) and the masked figure of the “Cigarrón” are the most typical elements of the Verín Carnival (Ourense). The festivi…

  • Autumn Fair. Madrid.

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    …Madrid. (Madrid Region) E-mail: taquillas@taurodelta.es. www.las-ventas.com. The Autumn Fair, at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, takes place at the beginning of October and heralds the end of the national bullfighting sea…

  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario patron saint's day fiesta. Agüimes.

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    …C/ Triana 93. 35002. Agüimes. Gran Canaria. (Canary Islands) http://www.grancanaria.com/patronato_turismo/. The happy commemoration of an ancient tradition. This fiesta, in the town of Agüimes, Gran Canaria, attracts man…

  • Fiesta of the Moors and Christians in Crevillente. Crevillent.

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    …Plaza Constitución nº 11. 03330. Crevillent. Alicante - Alacant. (Region of Valencia) E-mail: morosicristianscrevillent@gmail.com . http://www.morosicristianscrevillent.com/. The colour of its parades and the music are o…

  • Cervantes Week. Alcalá de Henares.

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    …Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. (Madrid Region) E-mail: contacta@lacallemayor.net. www.culturalcala.es. The World Heritage City Alcalá de Henares, in Madrid, is paying tribute to its most illustrious figure: Miguel de Cervant…

  • Pilar Fiestas. Zaragoza.

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    …Zaragoza. (Aragón) E-mail: turismo@zaragoza.es. http://www.zaragoza.es/ciudad/fiestaspilar. In October, Zaragoza celebrates the Pilar Fiestas. These are the main annual fiestas in the regional capital of Aragon, characte…

  • 'Cazuelica' and wine week. Pamplona.

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    …Pamplona. Navarre. (Autonomous Community of Navarre) E-mail: info@hostelerianavarra.com. http://www.turismo.navarra.es. Several bars and restaurants in the city of Pamplona take part in this original event, which provide…

  • Wine-harvesting festival in Cangas del Narcea. Cangas del Narcea.

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    …Cangas del Narcea. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) http://www.ayto-cnarcea.es/. The centre of this town in Asturias hosts a celebration of the region’s ancient wine-making tradition. The streets are filled with stal…

  • Fiesta in Honour of Seafood. Grove, O.

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    …Grove, O. Pontevedra. (Galicia) E-mail: oftur@concellodogrove.com. http://www.turismogrove.es/es/fiestas/fiesta_del_marisco/#sit. In October, O Grove, on the coast of Galicia, celebrates its Fiesta in Honour of Seafood. …

  • Gernika market. Guernica.

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    10/28/2019

    …Gernika-Lumo. Bizkaia. (Basque Country) E-mail: turismo@gernika-lumo.net. http://www.gernika-lumo.net. This is one of the most popular gastronomic festivals in the Basque Country and takes place in the historic centre of…

  • Easter Week in Astorga. Astorga.

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    From 04/05/2020 to 04/12/2020

    …C/ Enfermeras Mártires de Somiedo, 3. 24700. Astorga. León. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: info@semanasanta-astorga.com. http://www.semanasanta-astorga.com/. This distinguishing feature of this religious celebration is the co…

  • The ceremony of Las Cabezadas. León.

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    …León. (Castilla y Leon) www.leon.es. The Royal Basilica of San Isidoro in León hosts this festivity whose name comes from the three bows made by the city's representatives when they take their leave of the Chapter, and m…

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