Fería de Torremolinos

Cart Wheel at the Fería

San Miguel Fiesta The main fiestas in Torremolinos take place towards the end of September every year. Locally they are referred to as La Fería de San Miguel as they are centred around the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel on 29th September. La Romería de San Miguel:Typically celebrations …

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Gay Pride Week in Madrid

Madrid Pride Festival in June

La Semana del Orgullo en Madrid Madrid is one of the world’s great gay friendly cities where the gay barrio of Chueca explodes into life at the end of June or start of July when residents and visitors come together to celebrate LGTB (lesbian, gay, transsexual and bisexual) Pride Week. …

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La Rioja Wine Festival

La Rioja-Briones

Las Fiestas de San Mateo During my first year living in Madrid I bought my first ever car, a red Volkswagen Golf which ended up living with me for 15 years clocking up over a quarter of a million kilometres in the process. For the very first weekend away Kirsty …

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Play the Spanish Christmas Lottery

Spanish Christmas Lottery Ticket

December 22nd is a very special day on every Spanish family’s calendar. It’s the day of the Christmas lottery which is better known worldwide as ‘El Gordo’ … the fat one! The total prize money to be shared out in this month’s draw is €2.3 billion and thanks to a …

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Benidorm Fiestas

Sunset Over Benidorm

The annual Benidorm fiestas take place in honour of the town’s patron Saints ‘la Virgen del Sufragio’ and ‘San Jaime Apóstol’. They always begin on the Friday of the second weekend of November and officially end the following Wednesday. During these days there are all kinds of street parties, open …

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Celebrations in Spain

May Festivals in Spain

When I first set up Spanish-Fiestas.com I hadn’t really given much thought to the wonderful world of festivals in Spain. At the time I was working at San Pablo CEU University in Madrid and started organising weekends for British football fans who wanted to see a Real Madrid game. Shortly …

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Festival of Near Death Experiences

Festival of the Near Death Experience in Spain

The Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as The Fiesta of Near Death Experiences, does it? That, however, is the official title of this annual event held on July 29th every year in the small town of Las Nieves – or As …

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Semana Grande Festival in Bilbao

Semana Grande in Vitoria

It was once said that if you wanted to see what a town looked like when everyone living there had had a glass too many, then just pay a visit to Bilbao during Semana Grande – or Aste Nagusia, as they’re as likely to refer to it. Every year during …

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