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In Spain local Spanish festivals "Fiesta" is something which is taken very seriously. There are Spanish festivals all over the entire country in every tiny little village, city or town. We have tried to set up a list of the most important festivals celebrated each year according to the month of the year.

The specific dates vary from one year to an other so it is wise to check the exact date on the information page on each festival or local fiesta.

JANUARY



The Spanish fiesta most important for the Children are the 6th of January when the Wholy three King brings christmas presents to the children, on the 5th in the afternoon the Kings have a big processions in the streets throughing candies to the children all over Spain.


Another festival in Jauary are The festival in San Sebastian where the celebration of Lord Wellington's capture of the city of San Sebastian from French troops in 1812.

FEBRUARY



The Sevilla Tapas Fair is a chance to flavour a feast of Spanish Tapas at its best, in the world capital of tapas.

The Carnaval in Cadiz, Tenerife and Gran Canary is among the most glamorous Spanish fiestivals with visitors from all over the world.

MARCH



The Jerez de la Frontera Flamenco Festival is one of the most know national flamenco festivals with important flamenco artist performances .

The Fallas de San José in Valencia the most internationally know festivity in the Mediterranean coast. Five days full of fireworks, masclets, smell of gunpowder and blends with finest flower scents and music band.

APRIL 




Some of the biggest Spanish festivals take place during April and May starting with Holy Week (Semana Santa) which is important nationwide but is especially recommended in Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Malaga.

The celebration of Holy Week is the highlight of the year in Andalucia with teams of parish members carrying enormous religious floats.


Alcoy, and other villages in the Alicante region is the Moros y Cristianos festival celebrated. Here is where you'll see mock battles between Moors and Christians.

Back in Seville, two weeks after Easter it's Spain's biggest annual party at the Seville April Fair ( La Feria de Abril).

It's also the Romería de Andújar in Andalucia, a mass pilgrimage to a shrine of the Virgin.

        

MAY



In Granada and Cordoba they celebrate the festival;the Cruces de Mayo where large crosses adorn parishes and the locals party in the streets.

Cordoba continues with its Spanish festivals with the Fiesta de los Patios, a competition to find the city's most beautiful flower covered patio. Then shortly afterwards it's the Feria de Cordoba, a Flamenco fiesta.


Also in May The famous Feria del Caballo, Jerez's Horse Fair is also taking place.

Up in Madrid it's the world's largest bullfight festival plus plenty, cultural events and parties as “Madrileños” celebrate San Isidro, the Patron Saint of the capital.

JUNE



The biggest pilgrimage in Spain, La Romeria del Rocio, with upto a million of people travelling by horse, foot or by horse carriages to see the Virgin at El Rocio in Huelva.

In Granada it's the International Festival of Music and Dance.


Whilst the Hoqueras de San Juan (midsummer bonfires and fireworks) are celebrated especially Alicante.

From mid-June to the end of August is the Barcelona Summer festival – El Grec.

JULY



The Spanish festivals of Cordoba is an International guitar festival that takes place in the gardens of the Alcazar.

In Pamplona it's San Fermin, the famous running of the bulls.


San Sebastian attracts some of the top jazz performers to its annual San Sebastian Jazz Festival.

If you're on the south coast on 16th you'll come across a range of different celebrations of the Día de la Virgen de Carmen. Most commonly you'll see a statue of the Virgin carried in from the sea by a flotilla of fishing boats often with some impressive firework displays.

On the 25th it's the Feast of Saint James when thousands of pilgrims who have walked the Camino de Santiago congregate in Santiago de Compostela where the Saint's tomb lies in the Cathedral.


AUGUST



One of the most craziest Spanish festivals is La Tomatina, Tomato Festival in Bunyol near Valencia which is the world's biggest tomato fight.

Malaga Fair (Feria de Malaga ) is the biggest and most well know festival on the Costa del Sol Coast.

Cambados in Galicia hosts the Albariño wine fair where you can sample some of Galicia's finest white wines.

SEPTEMBER



Jerez de la Frontera celebrates its wine harvest with the Jerez, sherry festival which begins on the first Saturday of September every year. Known locally as the Fiestas de Vendimia, three weeks of celebrations including local horse and flamenco events. Catalunya celebrates the Cave week, a festival dedicated to the fine Catalan version of champagne.

Also during the first week of September is the Feria Goyesca de Pedro Romero in Ronda where all the towns folk and the matadors at the weekend bullfight are dressed in typical 18th century costumes.




Whilst in Logroño, the centre of the Rioja wine region, it's the Fiesta de San Mateo which is yet another grape harvest festival.

        


OCTOBER



The biggest event this month is in Zaragoza when the Pilar Festival celebrates the appearance of the Virgin Mary to St James.

The event coincides with Hispanidad, a nationwide fiesta commemorating Columbus's landing in the Americas.

NOVEMBER



The month begins with the sombre occasion of All Saints Day (Todos Los Santos) when Spanish people from all over the country return to their birthplaces to remember their deceased relatives.

DECEMBER



Christmas in Spain is very nice and charming time. All the cities are lighted up and offers special Christmas Markets selling dearing hand made products. Distinctive nativity scenes of Jesus birth called BELEN, and traditions have been created around the world and are displayed during the Christmas season in churches, homes, shopping malls, and other venues, and occasionally on public lands and in public buildings.

Do you want to visit any of these festival, contact us and we halp you will accommations and special arrangements to live the festivals on site.

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