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Spanish Festivals

A list of the different festivals celebrated in Spain

The Fallas of Valencia

At the beginning of spring every year Valencia hosts its biggest and best festival of all time: The Fallas. It is a festival of fire colour and passion and since 1965 has been recognised as a Festival of International Tourist Interest. The Fallas is celebrated between the 15th and 19th March, although fallas related events take place throughout the whole year.

The Fallas of Alzira

The Fallas is a week of indescribable experiences combining a mild climate and a desire to be outside. In the morning, during the "despertà", firecrackers encourage us to go outside and admire the monuments which are displayed from 15th to 19th March.

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Día del Padre (Father's Day)

Día del Padre (Father's Day)

Father's Day is celebrated across Spain on 19th March

The Fallas of Denia

A total of 11 fallas committees put up falla monuments every year in Denia. The festival starts with the hanging up of the fallas monuments and gunpowder-fuelled shows. Parades, mascletàs (explosives), music, food and fireworks define the festival of 15th to 19th March.

La Magdelena

The festival of Magdalena is the principal festival in Castellón de la Plana. The festival takes place from 7th to 15th March.

Holy Week in Valencia

Maritime Holy Week involves many events and processions and it has been declared a festival of National Tourist Interest.

Holy Week in Zaragoza

Easter events and processions which attract more than 100,000 visitors every year. Declared as a Festival of National Tourist Interest.

Holy Week in Granada

Festival of International Tourist Interest which is celebrated from 29th March to 5th April 2015.

Holy Week in Malaga

Holy Week in Malaga, is an ancient tradition that dates back to the age of the Catholic Monarchs. It is has been declared a festival of International Tourist Interest.
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Holy Week in Seville

Holy week in Seville is celebrated from 29th March to 5th April 2015. It is a festival International Tourist Interest.

Palm Sunday in Elche, Alcante

This celebration commemorates Jesus' triumphant arrival in Jerusalem and always sees large crowds of people in attendance. The Palm Sunday Procession is held on the Sunday before Easter week. This fiesta has special importance in Elche. It has been declared a festival of International Tourist Interest.

Holy Week in Murcia

It is celebrated from 27th March to 5th April 2015 and has been declared a festival of International Tourist Interest.

Holy Week in Lorca (Murcia)

Holy Week takes place from 27th March to 5th April 2015 and is a festival of International Tourist Interest.

Semana Santa in Orihuela, Alicante

This spectacular event features public participation, and a rich artistic heritage thanks to the figures created by sculptors of the stature of Salzillo. This is Easter week in Orihuela, in the province of Alicante. The origins of these celebrations date back to the 16th century. It is a festival of International Tourist Interest.

Holy Week in Crevillent, Alicante

Easter week in Crevillent (Alicante province), is a fusion of art, popular devotion, religion and tradition. A multitude of events fill the town during these days, although the crucial moment in the celebration comes on Good Friday. In the early hours, cornets can be heard playing "dianas". It is a Festival of International Tourist Interest.

Holy Week in Ferrol, A Coruña

The Easter week celebrations in Ferrol are some of the most spectacular in northern Spain. The town's maritime and military tradition gives this celebration a unique atmosphere, commemorating the passion and death of Jesus Christ. It is a festival of Intrnational Tourist Interest.

Holy Week in Cartagena, Murcia

Celebrated from 27th March to 5th April 2015. It is a festival of International Tourist Interest.

Seville April Fair (Feria de Abril)

It is celebrated from 21st to 26th April 2015 in the city of Seville and is a festival of International Tourist Interest.

Bando De La Huerta in Murcia

This festival of International Tourist Interest in Murcia is celebrated every year on the first Tuesday after Easter. In the most important squares and parks, during the days before the parade, the people from the Huerta, mount their famous "barracas" where you can find the traditional Murcian dishes. You also have the opportunity to enjoy folklore performances and see the old houses and customs of the Huerta.

Burial of the Sardine

This unique and original festival of International Tourist Interest takes place on the first Saturday after Easter Sunday. Together with the Bando de la Huerta, they are the most important festivals in Murcia.

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Moors and Chrisitans in Alcoy

Moors and Chrisitans in Alcoy

A festival of International Tourist Interest in Alcoy, Alicante which takes place from 25th to 27th April 2015.

San Isidro, Madrid

In May, the capital of Spain presents its most festive and welcoming side. The people of Madrid celebrate their patron saint, San Isidro, offering the very best of Madrid and showcasing its main hallmark: hospitality. The festival takes place from 13th to 17th May 2015.

Festival of Santísima and Vera Cruz, Murcia

This festival commemorates the appearance, in the 13th century, of the Holy Cross in the ancient fortress of Moorish king Abu-Zayt. The first day begins with a Reveille, in which there is no shortage of gunpowder, and this is followed by the big day of the festival with parades of Moors and Christians and the running of the Wine Horses (Caballos del Vino) up the castle ramp laden with wine and richly embroidered mantles. It is celebrated from 1st to 5th May 2015 and is a festival of International Tourist Interest.

Bonfires of San Juan (Hogueras de San Juan), Alicante

Alicante celebrates the coming of summer with the bonfires of San Juan. In a spectacular display of music, colour and fireworks, thousands of people throng the streets to experience this fiesta which pays tribute to fire. This a festival of International Tourist Interest and takes place from 19th to 24th June 2015.

Corpus Christi in Sitges, Barcelona

Carpets of flowers adorn the main streets of this town in the province of Barcelona. Sitges , just 35 kilometres from Barcelona, is filled with colour and the aroma of flowers during the celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi in spring. This has been named a festival of National Tourist Interest.