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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  • 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 …

  • 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.

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    …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.

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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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