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The most important holidays and celebrations in Spain

2 Mar 2016
The most important holidays and celebrations in Spain

January 1 - New Year - Año Nuevo

6 January - Three Kings - Los Reyes Magos - important holiday, a day off from work. Three Kings processions in many cities. Spanish children receive gifts on December 24, but on Jan. 6.

February / March - Carnival - Carnival - Carnival preceding Lent. Processions mostly in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cadiz and Sitges.

March 19 - Day of Fire - Fallas de Valencia - During this festival takes place in Valencia burning of hundreds of huge puppets.

March / April - Holy Week - Semana Santa - processions of hooded penitents in all major cities in Spain, starting from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, the most famous procession in Seville (see: Holy Week in Seville).

March 25 Annunciation of the Lord Anunciacion

April Rite of Spring Feria de Abril in Seville Feria famous with parades in colorful costumes, with plenty of Sevillana music and bullfights.

May Festival of Patios in Cordoba and horse market in Jerez de la Frontera

May 15 Feast Isidore the Ploughman Fiesta de San Isidro Festival patron saint of Madrid. Bullfights, processions, concerts and fairs in Madrid.

June Corpus Christi Corpus Christi celebrations across the country, the largest processions in Granada, Toledo, Sitges and the Canary Islands

July 7-July 14 San Fermín San Fermin drove the bulls, bullfights and celebrations in Pamplona. Music Festival in Granada. Festival of St. James in Santiago de Compostela with fireworks.

July 25 St. Jacob, the Feast of the Patron Santiago Apostol Spain. Thousands of pilgrims at the ceremony in Santiago de Compostela

August 15 Assumption of Asunción de la Santisima Virgen María National festival on 15 August, the celebration in many cities. Traditional celebrations in La Alberca (Salamanca) and a summer fair in Malaga. Famous Mystery of Elche.

September Feast of vintage in Logroño, the wine festival in Jerez de la Frontera, Mercé Feria de San Miguel in Torremolinos, Festival Meced

October Festival Pilar Fiestas del Pilar processions, bullfights and folklore in Zaragoza

Oct. 12 anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus (holiday)

November 1 All Saints' Todos los Santos

December 24 Christmas Eve Nochebuena

December 25 Christmas Navidad

December 28 Night Massacre of the Innocents / Innocents Day Día de los Santos Inocentes In Spain and Spanish-speaking countries it is an occasion for jokes and jokes. Currently, this day is April Fool's Polish counterpart.

December 31 New Year's Eve Nochevieja

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