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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  • America Day in Asturias. Oviedo.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Oviedo. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) The Asturias America Day parade takes place as part of the San Mateo fiestas in Oviedo. This great parade started as a tribute to the many Asturian emigrants to America who us…

  • 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.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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 …

  • 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…

  • El Vítor procession. Mayorga.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …Mayorga. Valladolid. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: aytomayorga@aytomayorga.org. www.mayorga.ayuntamientosdevalladolid.es. Fire, song and prayers to the Saint. Every year, on 27 September, the feast of Santo Toribio de Mogrov…

  • Feast of the Holy Martyrs of Valdecuna. Mieres.

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    …Mieres. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) http://www.ayto-mieres.es/. The town of Mieres (Asturias) celebrates this folk and religious tradition in honour of Saint Cosme and Saint Damian. Hundreds of pilgrims attend t…

  • 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 …

  • Autumn Fair. Madrid.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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…

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

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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…

  • 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…

  • Fiestas of San Froilán. Lugo.

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    …Lugo. (Galicia) http://lugo.gal/es. These fiestas held in Lugo originated in 1754. Since then, they have become one of the most important events on the calendar in Galicia. From 4 to 12 October, Lugo is taken over by the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

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

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    …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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    …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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    …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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    …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…

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

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    …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.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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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    …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 …

  • "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. Madrid.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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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    …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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    …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.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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.

    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. (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.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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

    …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.

    Calendar | Fiestas

    …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…

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