Festivals and Events in Spain

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If someone asks about celebrations in Spain, two words appear: Flamenco and Bulls. The bullfights are around the country, with the show the most popular and famous San Fermin in Pamplona. But the bullfights are something that appear in any Spanish celebration.

The flamenco is the folk tradition of the south, especially Andalusia. It is in this region that visitors will hear the flamenco guitar and sing jondo and typical dances. In April, it celebrated the April Fair in Seville, a week of music and dance where you drink wine, sherry and other delicious drinks, accompanied by ham and cheese among other delights of the region and there is also the barbaric and Christian celebrations in Alcoy, Alicante, a festival celebrated for more than two hundred fifty years, beginning with the parade of flamboyant Alardos and recalls what happened in the battle between Christians and barbarians during the recovery.

The Easter pe another important conclusion of the country. It is distinguished by its traditional religious processions of exceptional beauty. The best are those of Seville, Malaga, Murcia and Cuenca.

Another event that attracts millions of tourists to the province of Huelva is El Rocio, a festival in the city of the same name, where the Virgen del Rocio is venerated. In traditional and carts decorated with the most authentic and typical of flamenco culture, crowds will participate, not just the city, as places further away, on foot, on horseback, or wagon, celebrating a unique spectacle, where the folklore and joy, are mixed with religion, in a peculiar combination and colorful.

Fiesta del Tomate

Another exception is the celebration of San Jose Fallas in Valencia, celebrated in March, when the whole city becomes an enormous stage for the celebration and art, with an enormous quantity of the most extraordinary pyrotechnical effects. A week ago in San Sebastián shaken in February, when the Tamburrada is concluded.

These dates are held the most important bullfights of the year. The night of San Juan in June is also a typical celebration, with the passage of fire that happens in San Pedro Manrique (Soria), the Caragols of Ciutadella in Minorca, and San Juan in Alicante Bonfires declared celebrations in tourist interest. The day is celebrated from 20 to 29 and include parades and offerings of flowers.

The carnival is popular in various parts of the country, most of the popular Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cadiz and Sitges. Nougat and sweets are the typical foods of the feast of Christmas. In all the cities this holiday is celebrated with Belenes, parades of floats and Christmas carols. On December 31, eve of the new year, the 12 rings the bell is transmitted across Spain from Puerta del Sol in Madrid.
Spain is full of many local and national festival, especially during spring and summer. They range in celebration of harvest, local saint of the day across Spain, theater, dance and music festivals, carnivals and more.
La Tomatina is one of Spain’s most unique festival, held every year in Bunol, Valencia, with 30,000 people engaging in a tomato fight in a sea of tomato over 240,000. The April Fair in Seville, Spain is a loyal spirit with flamenco singers and dancers in full flow. The bull running in Pamplona other than traditional event in Spain. The Semana Santa (Holy Week) is an important festival of Las Fallas Spain Catholic who is a spectacular feast of St. Joseph’s Day.

 

 

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