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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  • “Fiestas Juradas” of San Miguel Arcángel. Tuineje.

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    From 09/22/2019 to 10/19/2019

    …Tuineje. Fuerteventura. (Canary Islands) Every October the small town on Tuineje in Fuerteventura holds its fiestas de San Miguel to commemorate the battle of Tamasite in 1740, when the locals expelled British pirates fr…

  • San Lucas Fair. Jaén.

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    From 10/12/2019 to 10/20/2019

    …Jaén. (Andalusia) http://www.turjaen.org/es/que-hacer/fiestas-y-ocio. Halfway through October, Fiestas in honour of the Patron Saint of San Lucas are held in Jaén. A broad range of events are organised in an enclosure se…

  • Saffron Festival. Consuegra.

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    From 10/25/2019 to 10/27/2019

    …Consuegra. Toledo. (Castilla-La Mancha) E-mail: ofturismo@aytoconsuegra.es. http://aytoconsuegra.es. This event celebrates the cultivation of saffron and the traditional culture of Castilla-La Mancha. Consuegra, in Toled…

  • All Saints' Fair. Cocentaina.

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    From 11/01/2019 to 11/04/2019

    …Pl. de la Villa, 1. 0389. Cocentaina. Alicante - Alacant. (Region of Valencia) E-mail: sic@cocentaina.org . http://www.cocentaina.es. For more than 600 years, Cocentaina in Alicante (Region of Valencia) has hosted this a…

  • Orujo Festival in Potes. Potes.

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    From 11/08/2019 to 11/10/2019

    …Potes. Cantabria. http://www.fiestadelorujo.es/. This is one of the most traditional festivals celebrated in Potes, Cantabria (in northern Spain, in the heart of the Picos de Europa mountains), and every year attracts th…

  • Festival of San Martín, or the Humanitarians’ Festival. Aller.

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    11/11/2019

    …Moreda de Aller. Aller. Asturias. (Principality of 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 organis…

  • Festivity of the Inmaculada Concepción. Seville.

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    12/08/2019

    …Sevilla. (Andalusia) This celebration takes place every year in Seville Cathedral, and the traditional Seises dance is performed. The Day of the Inmaculada Concepción is celebrated in Seville with the Seises dance. It is…

  • Bajada y Subida de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción: Procession of the Virgin of “Los Pegotes”. Nava del Rey.

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    From 11/30/2019 to 12/08/2019

    …Nava del Rey. Valladolid. (Castilla y Leon) http://www.virgendelospegotes.com/. Nava del Rey is a village in Valladolid which every year holds a solemn procession on 30 November to bring an image of the Virgin down from …

  • Virgen del Castillo patron saint's day fiesta. Yecla.

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    From 12/01/2019 to 12/16/2019

    …Yecla. Murcia. (Region of Murcia) The fiesta dates from the 17th century, and includes the procession with the statue of the Virgin down from the Sanctuary and up again. Yecla, in Murcia, celebrates the fiestas of the Vi…

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

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    12/24/2019

    …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. Madrid.

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    12/31/2019

    …Madrid. (Madrid Region) 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 s…

  • New Year’s Eve in Pamplona. Pamplona.

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    12/31/2019

    …Pamplona. Navarre. (Autonomous Community of 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 revo…

  • Baptism of the Child Jesus in Palencia.

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    01/01/2020

    …Palencia. (Castilla y 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…

  • Three Kings Parade. Alcoy.

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    01/05/2020

    …Alcoy-Alcoi. Alcoy. Alicante - Alacant. (Region of 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 excit…

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

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    01/05/2020

    …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…

  • Festivities of 'La Vijanera'. Molledo.

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    01/06/2020

    …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…

  • Fiesta of Sant Antoni Abat. Canals.

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    From 01/16/2020 to 01/18/2020

    …Canals. Valencia-València. (Region of Valencia) This is the main fiesta of the Valencian town of Canals, in honour of its patron saint. It is held every year on the 16th, 17th (the feast of Saint Anthony the Great) and 1…

  • Jarramplas. Piornal.

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    From 01/19/2020 to 01/20/2020

    …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.

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    01/26/2020

    …Barranda. Caravaca de la Cruz. Murcia. (Region of Murcia) E-mail: info@fiestadelascuadrillas.com. http://www.fiestadelascuadrillas.com/. Every year on the last Sunday in January, the town of Barranda in Murcia celebrates…

  • Festival of the Vaquilla. Colmenar Viejo.

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    02/02/2020

    …Colmenar Viejo. Madrid. (Madrid Region) http://www.colmenarviejo.com/. Every year, Colmenar Viejo, in the Madrid region, celebrates this colourful festival which commemorates the cattle migration tradition of old. The ev…

  • Carnival festivities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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    From 02/27/2020 to 03/10/2020

    …Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tenerife. (Canary Islands) http://carnavaldetenerife.com/. Every year, crowds of people come to experience this fiesta where everything is allowed and you have only one obligation: to have fun. Rh…

  • Carnival of Miguelturra. Miguelturra.

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    From 03/01/2020 to 03/10/2020

    …Miguelturra. Ciudad Real. (Castilla-La Mancha) http://www.miguelturra.es/carnaval. The Carnival of Miguelturra is an explosion of colour with its masks, costumes and chirigotas. A festival not to be missed. The origin of…

  • Festivities of La Magdalena. Castellón de la Plana.

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    From 03/07/2020 to 03/15/2020

    …Paseo Buenavista 28. 12100. Castellón de la Plana-Castelló de la Plana. Castellón de la Plana. Castellón-Castelló. (Region of Valencia) E-mail: informadorturistico@castellonturismo.es. http://www.castellonturismo.com/fie…

  • Fallas bonfire festival of San José. Valencia.

    Calendar, World Heritage | Fiestas, Intangible heritage

    From 03/15/2020 to 03/19/2020

    …Valencia. Valencia-València. (Region of Valencia) E-mail: promocionexterior@fallas.com. http://fallas.com/. Valencia welcomes in Spring with the Fallas. During the months proceeding this unique spectacle, a lot of hard w…

  • Fallas bonfire festival in Sagunto. Sagunto.

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    From 03/15/2020 to 03/19/2020

    …Sagunto. Valencia-València. (Region of Valencia) E-mail: sagunto@touristinfo.net. http://turismo.sagunto.es. Every March Sagunto, in Valencia, celebrates the popular festivities known as the Fallas, in which fire takes p…

  • Alriza Fallas celebrations. Alzira.

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    From 03/16/2020 to 03/19/2020

    …Alzira. Valencia-València. (Region of Valencia) http://www.fallasalzira.com/. The Valencia town of Alzira celebrates the Fallas fiesta 16-19 March. Huge allegoric papier mâché statues are consumed by fire on the night of…

  • Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las.

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    From 02/07/2020 to 03/21/2020

    …Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las. Gran Canaria. (Canary Islands)  This is one of the oldest and most traditional festivals in the Canary Islands and all locals and visitors come together to enjoy the celebrations.  During Car…

  • Night of the Drums. Mula.

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    From 04/07/2020 to 04/08/2020

    …Mula. Murcia. (Region of Murcia) http://www.murciaturistica.es/es/fiesta/la-noche-de-los-tambores-483/. In Mula, Murcia , on the evening of Easter Tuesday, the star attraction is the drum, and the drumming doesn’t stop u…

  • Stations of the Cross in Easter week. Mérida.

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    04/08/2020

    …Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.semanasantademerida.org/. This thrilling procession takes place in the early hours of Easter Wednesday to Thursday in the city of Mérida (Extremadura ). The celebration begins wi…

  • The Living Passion of Oliva de la Frontera. Oliva de la Frontera.

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    From 04/05/2020 to 04/10/2020

    …Oliva de la Frontera. Badajoz. (Extremadura) https://www.turismoextremadura.com/viajar/turismo/es/explora/La-Pasion-Viviente/. Every year at Easter the Passion - the last days of the life of Jesus Christ - is staged in t…

  • “Picaos” procession in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. San Vicente de la Sonsierra.

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    From 04/09/2020 to 04/10/2020

    …San Vicente de la Sonsierra. La Rioja. http://www.sanvicentedelasonsierra.org/es/turismo/los-picaos. The Rioja village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra celebrates the “los picaos” procession in Easter week. It is a religio…

  • The Passion in Chinchón. Chinchón.

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    04/11/2020

    …Chinchón. Madrid. (Madrid Region) http://www.pasiondechinchon.com/. This living representation is held in the historic centre of the town on the night of Easter Saturday. During Easter Week Chinchón, in the Region of Mad…

  • Tamborada (drum festival). Hellín.

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    From 04/08/2020 to 04/12/2020

    …02400. Hellín. Albacete. (Castilla-La Mancha) E-mail: asociacion@tamborada.com. http://www.tamborada.com/. The pinnacle of the Easter week in Hellín, Albacete province, is the Tamborada (drum-playing). This is the most i…

  • Easter Week in Tobarra. Tobarra.

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

    …Tobarra. Albacete. (Castilla-La Mancha) http://www.turismocastillalamancha.es/fiestas/semana-santa-de-tobarra-6277/. Easter week in Tobarra, province of Albacete, is characterised by the ceaseless beating of drums. They …

  • Easter Week in Albacete. Albacete.

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

    …Albacete. (Castilla-La Mancha) http://www.semanasantaalbacete.com/. Easter Week in Albacete is renowned for its rich artistic, cultural and human heritage. It is the perfect destination for getting to know the province a…

  • Easter week in Orihuela. Orihuela.

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

    …Orihuela. Alicante - Alacant. (Region of Valencia) E-mail: juntamayor@semanasantaorihuela.com. http://www.semanasantaorihuela.com/. This spectacular event features public participation, and a rich artistic heritage thank…

  • Easter Week in Crevillent. Crevillent.

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

    …03330. Crevillente. Crevillent. Alicante - Alacant. (Region of Valencia) E-mail: info@semanasantacrevillent.com. http://semanasantacrevillent.es/. Easter week in Crevillent (Alicante province), is a fusion of art, popula…

  • Easter Week in Ávila. Ávila.

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

    …Ávila. (Castilla y Leon) http://www.avilaturismo.com. Ávila has been holding its Easter week celebrations since the 16th century. Outstanding amongst the many commemorative events is the Miserere procession held on Easte…

  • Easter Week in Jerez de los Caballeros. Jerez de los Caballeros.

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

    …Jerez de los Caballeros. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.turismoextremadura.com. The popular celebration recreates the passion and death of Jesus Christ every year in one of the most stunning monument complexes in Extr…

  • Easter Week in Burgos. Burgos.

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

    …Burgos. (Castilla y Leon) 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 bro…

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