Festivals

Cava Week in Catalunya

Cava Wines of Catalonia

Catalunya’s major Cava producing town is Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (85% of national output) which has a Cava Week celebration dedicated to Catalan champagne with a whole range of gastronomic events and concerts. The week’s activities get off to a flying start with the inaugural address and ensuing crowning of the …

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Castellers de Vilafranca

Castellers de Vilafranca

If you are lucky enough to be in Catalonia during the summer then try and find a fiesta where there is a display by the Castellers de Vilafranca. To discover why Catalans have such a terrifying fascination with building human pyramids, or towers, one has to go back to the …

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Carnival in Tenerife

Carnival in Tenerife

Tenerife is known for beautiful vistas, great nightspots and luxurious resorts but you can’t say you know Tenerife until you’ve been there for Carnival. This riotous festival is world-famous for its exuberance and wildness and lasts for upto three weeks. It is only beaten by Rio de Janeiro as the …

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Carnival in Cadiz

Carnival Cadiz

Cadiz is a beautifully serene city on the Andalucian coast known for its elegance and grace. All of this is suspended for one week every year for what is one of the largest Carnival celebrations in the world. Cadiz’s carnival is the one of the most extravagant parties that you …

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Carnival in Spain

Carnival in Tenerife

Of all the crazy Spanish fiestas that take place throughout the year there is nothing wilder than the Carnival celebrations in late February. The week leading up to Lent is a time for wild partying in some parts of Spain when the country plays host to Europe’s biggest and best …

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Spanish Festivals Calendar

Carnival Cadiz

Spain is the nation of “Fiesta”. There are Spanish festivals all over the country in every city, town and village. Below we’ve listed some of the most famous ones by month. Specific dates of festivals vary most years but where possible we’ve provided information on the page of the particular …

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Baby Jumping Festival

Baby Jumping Festival in Castrillo de Murcia

El Colacho You would be forgiven for being curious about the title of this festival because even though Spain boasts some of the most unusual and bizarre festivals compared to the rest of the world, throwing tomatoes over each other as they do in Valencia or being chased down the …

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All Saints Day Spain

Todos Los Santos

Dia de Todos los Santos All Saints Day in Spain (Todos Los Santos) takes place on November 1st. It is a very important national public holiday when people from all over the country return to their town or village to lay flowers on the graves of deceased relatives. There are …

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Festivals in Spain: From Bull Runs to Tomato Fights

Valencia at Night

In every Spanish city, town and village there are annual fiestas which gets all the townsfolk out on the streets partying with their neighbours. The biggest festivals in Spain of international interest are the bullrunning of Pamplona, the fireworks of Las Fallas in Valencia, the mock battles of Moros y …

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