FESTIVALS IN SPAIN
Festivals in Spain
As you may or may not already know, Spain is home to a wide variety of different festivals. Throughout the year, you will find all kinds of festivals that are being held in Spain. If you take a trip to Spain, regardless of when you are going there, chances are you will be able to find a festival to enjoy. Because there are so many different festivals to choose from in Spain, the easiest way to look at them is by discussing what festivals take place each month of the year.
January kicks off with the Festividad de San Sebastian. This festival celebrates when the city was taken from French troops all the way back in 1812.
If you like eating different kinds of food, you will love February. During this month, you can try some of the best food that Spain has to offer at the Seville Tapas Fair. February is also when Carnaval is held in several of Spain's major cities.
For those who find themselves in Spain during the month of March, you can enjoy amazing performances during the Festival de Jerez, or if you happen to be in the city of Valencia, you can have a blast at the Fallas de San Jose street parties.
Because Spain's Holy Week takes place during the month of April, you will find a wide variety of
festivals throughout Spain during this month, including Moros y Cristianos and La Feria de Abril.
Not only does the month of May offer the Cruces de Mayo, but you can also take part in the Feria de Cordoba, which is the second largest event in Spain (La Feria de Abril is the largest). If you are in Madrid, you can also enjoy the festivities surrounding the celebration of San Isidro.
In June, over a million people travel to Huelva during La Romería del Rocio to see the shrine of the Virgin.
In addition to Festival de Cordoba (which is an international guitar celebration), the Running of the Bulls is also held in Pamplona for an entire week.
If you are looking for a truly unique and messy experience, you have to check out La Tomatina. As you may have guessed from the name, this is the largest tomato fight in the world!
For three solid weeks in Septermber, you can enjoy amazing performances and wine at the Jerez sherry festival.
As Fall approaches in October, you will find the Pilar Festival taking place in Spain, which is another celebration of the Virgin Mary.
As the end of the year comes near, you can enjoy yourself at the Fiesta del Orujo, which takes place in Cantabria and involves lots of rowdy drinking activities.
Unlike many of the other celebrations in Spain, Christmas Eve (Noche Buena) is actually a very calm and reserved night. However, once New Year's Eve rolls around a week later, it's back to the energetic style of celebrating in Spain and getting ready for another great year of festivals!
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