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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  • 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…

  • Jarramplas. Piornal.

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    …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. …

  • Stations of the Cross in Easter week. Mérida.

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    …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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    …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…

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

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    …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 Cáceres. Cáceres.

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    …Cáceres. (Extremadura) http://turismoextremadura.com/viajar/turismo/es/explora/Semana-Santa-en-Caceres/. Sobriety and religious fervour at a monumental site declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Cáceres has intere…

  • Easter Week in Merida. Mérida.

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    …Mérida. Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.semanasantademerida.org/.   Merida's Roman monuments are transformed into the greatest attractions of the Easter Week processions. The popular procession known as “la borriquita”…

  • Easter week in Badajoz. Badajoz.

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    …Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.aytobadajoz.es/es/ayto/ferias-y-fiestas/semana-santa. It is a very deep-rooted tradition in Badajoz, in which many people participate. Most of the current brotherhoods in the city were f…

  • 'De la Luna al Fuego' ('from the Moon to Fire') festival. Zafra.

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    …Zafra. Badajoz. (Extremadura) E-mail: turismo@zafra.es. www.zafra.es. This event aims to celebrate two festivals: the Corpus Christi and San Juan. This event takes place within the city walls and recreates the atmosphere…

  • Badajoz Carnival. Badajoz.

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    …Badajoz. (Extremadura) http://www.turismobadajoz.es. It is one of the most popular festivals in Badajoz, Extremadura. Everyone dresses up in costumes, sings humorous songs, and Sunday, "Domingo de Carnaval", is an import…

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