The ‘fiesta’ has been part of the tradition of Spain throughout history, they are more than a celebration, it is feeling, it is folklore and identity. They are also nowadays an opportunity to share and experience a destination, as residents and travelers enjoy pleasant moments, creating memorable stories and experiences together. In this post we tell you some of our favorite Spanish celebrations.
Feria de Abril in Sevilla
Three weeks after Easter, during a full week, Seville is filled with more color and folklore. The happy people with flamenco dresses, the shops that have been assembled in the city, full of life, with dances, songs and the best tapas and drinks in the city. No doubt you will want to try dance some flamenco with the locals.
The Pilgrimage of the Virgen de la Cabeza, Andújar
The story tells that the virgin appeared to a shepherd in the Sierra de Andújar in the early hours of August 11 to 12, 1227. The invocation of the virgin was given because of her appearance Cerro del Cabezo and in its vicinity, a Sanctuary was built. On the Friday before the last Sunday in April, the brotherhoods from various places in Spain arrive in Andújar and they will go on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Virgen de la Cabeza. A celebration where devotion is mixed with joy, singing and flamenco, filling this event with feelings and emotions.
Las Fallas in Valencia
From March 15 to 19 you have to come to Valencia. The city is filled with statues of large size, puppets that have been built almost a year in advance, especially for this event. They all compete to be the best, so you will enjoy true works of art. The streets are also decorated with lights, women with traditional costumes and you can also experience the famous paella competitions, the typical dish of the area. At the end of the celebration, all the statues are burned.
Moors and Christians in Alcoy, Alicante
This celebration, also Valencian, takes place on the third week of April. Participants parade through the streets wearing the traditional costumes of the Moors and Christians, simulating battles between them.
El Rocío in Almonte, Huelva
More than religion, a celebration of spirituality that gathers thousands of pilgrims every year to venerate the Virgen del Rocío. The devotion to this saint is powerful and witnessing it will surely touch each one of your senses. An event in which you will live unique emotions.
We also want to mention other important festivals, such as, the Tomatina in Buñol, the Horse Fair in Jerez de la Frontera, the Malaga Fair, Holy Week in Andalusia, the Mercè in Barcelona, the Carnivals in Sitges or Santa Cruz de Tenerife , the Big Week of Bilbao, the Corpus Christi in Granada, the Cherry Blossom Festival of Cáceres, the Pilar Festival in Zaragoza, and talk about gastronomy, could not miss the Seafood Festival in Galicia, a delight for your palate.
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