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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  • August Fair. Xàtiva.

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    …Xàtiva. Valencia-València. (Region of Valencia) E-mail: touristinfo_xativa@gva.es. http://www.xativaturismo.com/fira-de-xativa/. Xátiva has been celebrating this traditional fiesta since 1250, at the time of king Jaime I…

  • Renaissance Week. Medina del Campo.

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    …Medina del Campo. Valladolid. (Castilla y Leon) E-mail: medina21@medinadelcampo.es. http://imperialesycomuneros.com/. Medina del Campo, in Valladolid, is travelling back to the 15th and 16th centuries for a few days, to …

  • Asturcón Horse Festival. Piloña.

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    …Sardeda. Piloña. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) This is a celebration of the Asturcón horse, the quintessential breed throughout this region of Asturias. The festival was started in 1980 when these horses were faci…

  • Malaga Fair. Málaga.

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    …Málaga. Malaga. (Andalusia) E-mail: info@malagaturismo.com. http://www.malagaturismo.com/. The Malaga fair commemorates the city's capture by the Catholic Monarchs in August 1487, and is celebrated with a range of activi…

  • Cabrales (strong cheese from Asturias) Fair. Cabrales.

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    …Las Arenas. Cabrales. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) In the Asturias village of Arenas de Cabrales, in the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains, the “Cabrales” Cheese Competition is held on the last Sunday in Aug…

  • The Mayor of Zalamea. Zalamea de la Serena.

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    …Zalamea de la Serena. Badajoz. (Extremadura) https://zalamea.com/teatro/. This is a masterpiece by the famous Spanish writer Calderón de la Barca, which is acted out every year by the inhabitants of the town of Zalamea d…

  • The Festival of Nuestra Señora del Rosario Bull-running in Cuéllar. Cuéllar.

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    …Cuéllar. Segovia. (Castilla y Leon) http://www.jcyl.es/. This bull-running is presumed to be the oldest in Spain, and takes place as part of the festivities in honour of the local saint in the town of Cuéllar, 60 kilomet…

  • Natural Cider Festival. Gijón.

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    …Gijón. Asturias. (Principality of Asturias) This festival in the city of Gijón (Asturias) is a genuine homage to cider, the typical drink of this area. One of the culminating moments of the festivities is when thousands …

  • La Cordà de Paterna. Paterna.

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    …Paterna. Valencia-València. (Region of Valencia) https://www.lacorda.es/. This is the only celebration of tourist interest related to gunpowder and fire, and one of the oldest festivals in Paterna. The Cordà marks the en…

  • Bilbao's "Aste Nagusia" (Great Week) Celebrations. Bilbao.

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    …Bilbao. Bizkaia. (Basque Country) http://www.bilbaoturismo.net/BilbaoTurismo/es/folclore-y-fiestas-populares/aste-nagusia_2. During the Semana Grande de Bilbao, there are fiestas in honour of the Virgen de Begoña. Bilbao…

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