No country with as many festive traditions and Spain. Every day there is somewhere in the country a village or town festival site.
Almost all the festivals are based on the Catholic calendar or related to the Christian history of the country. And although the Spaniards have long no longer as deeply religious as ever, those of origin, religious festivals still cherished. For generations long they maintained and the day still celebrated today.
A small selection from the range ...
Semana Santa en El Paso
Semana Santa (Holy Week) Easter is one of the most important religious festivals of the year. Everywhere are processions with life-size Christ and Mary statues with slow pace to the rhythm of a monotonous drumbeat be enthroned through the streets.
Riogordo you can go this time of year to look at 'El Paso de Riogordo "(Passion Play). About the whole village does directly or indirectly participate in this summer show that the life and passion of Christ represents and is known far beyond the village limits.
And who is not interested in all those holy figures spotting during this week in Malaga perhaps Antonio Banderas ...
Día del Caracol
Every year in May there is the "Día del Caracol" (Day of the snails) in Riogordo. On this day you can taste snails cooked in broth and other typical local products.
Fiesta de los Patios
Each year in Cordoba in May with many 'Alegria' greets the spring. The city is changing for two weeks in one large flowers wealth where everyone competes for the best decorated patio whose walls seem to have turned into cascades of greenery and flowers. The residents allow visitors from far and proudly show their hidden paradises.
Noche de San Juan
Like many Spaniards, Belgians love of summer. On June 23, there is even a party organized to celebrate the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year: San Juan or Midsummer. On this night attracts everyone with friends and family to the beach to make a bonfire. Tradition says that you can make a wish when you jump over the fire. And you do this 3 times then you are cleansed of all your sins. Around midnight walk many revelers into the sea to rinse off any evil spirits from him. There arises a big party, often with performances and fireworks.
Maritiem Festival – La Virgen del Carmen
Every July Andalusiëres honor the 'Virgen del Carmen', the queen of the sea and patron saint of fishermen. In the morning depart in several villages along the coast processions in honor of the Virgin. But the highlight takes place in the evening when the Virgin of her throne is removed and placed on a boat for a trip on the water. Numerous fishing boats gather around her to bless the water with her spiritual help. If this happened the zeekoningin in the glow of fireworks and flares and applause and viva-cry is lifted back on board and put back on her throne.
Feria de Málaga
Literally 'Festival of Malaga, a traditional festival that Malagueños annual mid-August exuberant celebration. Officially, the festival starts on Saturday with a procession of horses and carriages. But Friday it is already launched with a spectacular fireworks display on the beach of La Malagueta. After the last firework arrows are put away the air, everyone rushes to the historic center where the party really erupts for 9 consecutive days.
During the day there sounds everywhere music and dancing exuberantly. Women are dressed in colorful flamenco dresses and the men wear a nice suit and a hat.
In the evening the festivities will move to the feria grounds on the city's outskirts. In addition to an impressive fair is here erected a village of tents with music, food and drink where the party continues until the early hours.
Asuncíon de la Virgen (Our Lady Ascension)
In mid August are Riogordo celebrated the patron saints of the village. The festival is preceded by a procession. And for the kids there is a giant foam party in the town square.