Fiestas

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They love a good fiesta in Spain and there are plenty to choose from.

One of our favourites is Las Fallas which is held in Valencia each March and sees hundreds of huge statues built around the city.  There are also displays of amazing street lighting, massive fireworks and a lot of noise, street parades and general partying and at the end of the festival, all the statues are burned!

Here are some of the other major fiestas that take place throughout Spain each year.

MonthFestivalDate (2020)
JanuaryLa Tamborrada
Drum festival, San Sebastián, 24 hour long festival.
20th January
FebruarySeville Tapas Fair
MarchBarcelona Beer Festival
Also spirits, wines and much more.
13th – 15th March
MarchLas Fallas De Valencia
This actually goes on for almost a month and is a huge festival with several million visitors each year.
15th – 20th March
AprilSemana Santa
Holy Week, over Easter. Seville, Málaga, Leon
5th – 12th April
MayFeria Del Caballo
Horse festival with flamenco and Andalucian cuisine. Jerez.
9th – 16th May
MayFeria De Abril
April fair of Seville, a week long fiesta
26th April – 2nd May
MayCordoba Patios Festival
Patios and flower gardens opened to visitors
4th – 17th May
JuneBoloencierro
The traditional “running with the bulls”festival but with the ive bulls replaced by a giant ball weighing 150Kg and 3 meters in diameter. Mataelpino, Madrid.
7th – 14th June
JuneSónar Barcelona
Music festival of live DJ performances
18th – 20th June
JuneSaint John’s Eve
Festival marking the beginning of summer. Bonfires and fireworks. Galicia and other parts of Spain
Night of 23rd June
JuneHaro Wine Festival.
In Rioja province, a celebration of the production of their fine red wine, and a huge beer and wine fight!
28th – 30th June
Cristianos y Moros
Celebrating Spanish history with huge mock battles and parades of people in historic costumes. All over Spain at various times of the year with major festivals in Alcoy, Alicante (April) and Granada
Throughout the year
JulyBenicassim Festival
A 4-day music festival.
16th – 19th July
JulySan Fermin
The Pamplona bull run.
6th – 14th July
AugustThe Semana Grande
Also known as Aste Nagusis, celebrated for 9 days in August with fairs, concerts and theatre performances, also firework competitions.
8th – 15th August
AugustFesta Major De Gràcia
Decorated streets throughout Barcelona
15th – 21st August
AugustFeria De Málaga
A week of fun and events on the Costa del Sol
15th – 24th August
AugustLa Tomatina
The big tomato fight festival in Buñol
26th August
OctoberAmorevore Food & Arts Festival
Bringing together renowned chefs from around the world, Ibiza.
26th to 28th October

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