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Easter week in Toledo is one of the biggest celebrations of devotion in the country. The region around Madrid is well known for its incredible ‘Semana Santa’ processions followed by
Easter week in Toledo is one of the biggest celebrations of devotion in the country. The region around Madrid is well known for its incredible ‘Semana Santa’ processions followed by many devoted Christians.
Semana Santa is one of the busiest weeks of the year, but it’s a perfect opportunity as well to experience this incredible event and explore the city.
The events in historic Toledo start on the Friday before Easter week on ‘Viernes de Dolores’. The ritual starts at eleven at night and the historical processions will take all week. The processions will be accompanied by music, art, and a colorful scene.
On holy Monday the central figure of the procession is ‘Cristo de la Esperanza’. During this parade, the gathered crowds will stay in total silence while the man carrying the floats bang their pitchforks in a mesmerizing rhythm. On all other days, there will be processions with a different appearance.
If you want to know more about Easter week in Toledo you can visit this website. When you visit Semana Santa you might want to learn about 8 more things to do in Andalucia with children. And read this article about the Best Time to Visit Spain.
March 26 (Friday) - April 4 (Sunday)
Calle Cardenal Cisneros, 1, 45002 Toledo, Spain
Easter week in Seville, Spain is one of the biggest events in the region. The Andalucia region is well-known for its famous celebration of Easter. The biggest event in Seville
Easter week in Seville, Spain is one of the biggest events in the region. The Andalucia region is well-known for its famous celebration of Easter.
The biggest event in Seville is Easter or ‘Semana Santa’ as they call it. This week will be filled with intense spiritual and visually pleasing events. More than sixty groups will take to the streets and play out the passion and death of Christ.
While the groups manifest the life of Christ people will sing a special flamenco song called ‘saeta’. Apart from the stunning sights and sounds, the streets will be filled with the smell of incense. When you roam the streets you will find yourself or surrounded by singing and music or with the silence of devotion for Christ.
The best days to visit Seville during Semana Santa is Good Friday and Easter Saturday. After these days there will be fewer people, but the spiritual atmosphere will remain.
Visit this website to find out more about the festivities of Easter week in Seville. When you are considering travel to Spain you can read this page to learn more. For more information about Seville, you can check out our article about the city here.
March 28 (Sunday) - April 4 (Sunday)
Seville Fair Ground - Los Remedios
Calle Antonio Bienvenida, 30, 41011 Sevilla, Spain
Seville’s April Fair is a colorful spring fair with a wonderful atmosphere and the scent of blooming blossoms in the air. This event will take place every year after Easter. To
Seville’s April Fair is a colorful spring fair with a wonderful atmosphere and the scent of blooming blossoms in the air.
This event will take place every year after Easter. To be exact two weeks after Easter. The event is set to place on a huge fairground South-West of the city on the river. There will be plenty of activities to enjoy. If you love food you will be in the right place as local delicacies will be everywhere.
Other activities include parades, live music, dancing, drinking, and daily bullfights. The possibilities are endless as the fair is 450.000m2 this even includes a complete amusement park. There are rides for all ages so young and old will be able to have a fun and exciting day.
Scattered over the terrain you find tents called ‘Casettas’ most of them are private. But some are open for the public, so you’ll be able to drink and listen to typical Seville folk music.
If you want to know more about Seville’s April Fair you can check out this website. If you are planning on going to Seville you might want to read this article with tips. Or maybe a visit to other highlights in Andalucia? Here you can read all about it.
april 18 (Sunday) - 24 (Saturday)
Feria, s/n, 41003 Seville, Spain
The Tomatina Festival in Buñol, Spain is one of the biggest food fight festivals in the world. Hundreds or maybe thousands of people from all over the world will gather
The Tomatina Festival in Buñol, Spain is one of the biggest food fight festivals in the world. Hundreds or maybe thousands of people from all over the world will gather in the streets to throw tomatoes at each other.
Buñol is just a small town in Spain with merely 9000 inhabitants. This historical town is located in the province of Valencia in Spain. The story goes that the festival originated when a musician fell from a stage and knocked over some tomatoes in 1945. The local government tried to cancel the festival but without any luck.
If you want to join you have to follow some rules. You can only throw tomatoes, and you have to squash them before throwing them. You have to make way for the trucks as well and stop when the timer alarm goes off.
Children can participate in a small Tomato battle to get something of the fun as well. These mini battles will last 30 to 40 minutes and are for kids between 4 and 14 years old. The event for children is free. Adults have to get tickets to enjoy the biggest food fight in the world.
If you want to learn more about the Tomatina Festival in Buñol you can check out this website. For more information about traveling in Spain, you can click here. And while you are in the area you can visit the historic city of Seville where they will have a big eastern celebration as well.
All Day (Wednesday)
Calle Pelayo, 12, 46360 Buñol, Valencia, Spain
Fires de Saint Narcis in Girona is one of the most thrilling festivals in Spain. Even though this festival is held in Autumn, the city will warm up a
Fires de Saint Narcis in Girona is one of the most thrilling festivals in Spain. Even though this festival is held in Autumn, the city will warm up a notch. This is all thanks to the incredible amount of interesting and activities.
This festival will be held every year in honor of Girona’s Saint Narcis. You can enjoy competitions, concerts, sports activities, theater expositions, games and the spectacular ‘Correfoc’. This is when people dressed up like demons will run around the city with fireworks attached to their backs. It is terrifying and thrilling at the same time.
The main events will take place in the center of Girona in ‘Parc la Devesa’. Most bars will be located here. The 29th of October is the day of Saint Narcis and therefore the biggest celebrations will be held this day. You might enjoy the Castalleros who try to make the biggest human tower possible, you can feel the tension in the air.
If you want additional information about all the activities of Fires de Saint Narcis in Girona you can take a look at this website. When you are planning your trip to Girona we recommend you to visit the Costa Brava as well and stay at one of these hotels.
October 28 (Thursday) - November 7 (Sunday)
Plaça Miquel Santaló i Pavor, 1, 17002 Girona, Spain
La Tamborrada of San Sebastián is a musical event that takes place every year. The people of the city of San Sebastián will gather in the city to sing their
La Tamborrada of San Sebastián is a musical event that takes place every year. The people of the city of San Sebastián will gather in the city to sing their town’s song. Drum bands complete this event by filling the streets with music for the next 24 hours.
The Tamborrada is actually a celebration of the city’s patron Saint Sebastián. The sounds of tambourines, drums, and singing start to fill the streets in the late afternoon of the 19th of January. And exactly at 12 PM, the city’s flag will be raised in the Constitution square.
The event dates back to the year 1836 when it became part of the local carnival. During these festivities, you will see people dressed in historical soldier clothing worn by the local battalions during the Spanish Independence War.
You will find the ‘Tamborrada’ bands all over the city because there are as many as 150 companies. This load but joyfully event will come to an end at midnight on the 20th of January.
Learn more about La Tamborrada of San Sebastián on this website in English. And for more tips learn about the Best Times to Visit Spain. This festival will be held in San Sebastián which is in the Basque Country, read more about this destination.
january 19 (Wednesday) - 20 (Thursday)
Constitución Plaza, 9, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain