Festivals and holidays of Spain
Traditions of Spanish culture, particularly rich and unique colors, anciently formed under the influence of many sources. This defined an indescribable originality and beauty of local festivals, which are rich in the towns and villages of Spain. About two hundred or festival, enjoying great popularity in the world, in the country attracts thousands of tourists. February notable carnivals, overwhelm all of Spain. Especially interesting is taking place in Cadiz. Originality gives it a satirical thrust and part of a brass military band. In the daily rhythm of everyday life of Spaniards burst the abundance of colors, beautiful colors, catchy music and sparkling fun.
In Valencia remarkable held in March “Fallas”, when the city put a huge sculpture made of papier-mache. They represent fantastic characters and real people. In the presence of huge crowds of enthusiastic spectators these sculptures are burned on March 19.
The abundance of colourful religious processions and processions distinguishes the celebration of Holy week, one of the most important spring holidays. Worth a look similar ceremony in Castile (Zamora, Cuenca and Valladolid) and Andalusia (Malaga and Seville).
In Seville April marked the traditional fair, which issued annually in a new style, turns into a real city within a beautiful ancient city. Songs, dances and fun, supported by generous libations, fill the pavilions around the clock. This bright folk festival continues for a week.
In Andalusia may remarkable dedicated to the virgin holding an extremely popular holiday rocío. Traditionally located in Almonte (Huelva) near Park of doñana abode, which is the famous picture of the virgin, heading a procession of people walking and riders.
Granada in June-July attracts traditional international music festival, where thousands of lovers of beautiful music, enjoy concerts and Opera, modern and classical dance and, of course, flamenco. Madrid from late June to early August invites to the festival, allowing you to enjoy the masterpieces of Mediterranean and classical Greco-Roman theatre. In the course of from 6 to 14 July in Pamplona festival, dedicated to Saint Fermin (Sanfermines), the city chased the bulls. This Fiesta with the history of the famous eight hundredth, perhaps, globally.
Beautiful music, the most beautiful dance and theatre are the main protagonists held in Santander from mid-July to mid-August international music festival. September blooms in Almagro for its festival of the classical world and the Spanish theatre.
Famous soloists, choirs, brass bands and Symphony orchestras are going to Barcelona in September-October at the international music festival. A real celebration of music becomes the Madrid autumn festival, held in late September to mid-October. It is possible to enjoy a wonderful drama and Opera performances, concerts and craftsmanship of hundreds of dancers. International festival in St. Sebastian is held in September. A real celebration of cinema becomes in October, the international week of cinema.
Lovers of religious music are going to Cuenca for a week before the Holy week.
Official holidays in Spain
The year begins in Spain with the celebration of the New year on January 1. Then, on January 6, the feast day of the Magi. Day San Jose (St. Joseph) is celebrated on March 19. In the first months of spring comes Easter, Holy Thursday and corpus Christi. Labor day is celebrated on 1 may. A festival dedicated to St. James (Sant Iago) is celebrated on 25 July. A large feast for the Spaniards and is the Dormition of the Theotokos, celebrated on 15 August. Holiday Hispanidad (Day of unity of the Spanish people) falls on October 12.