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Festivals and celebrations

These are an integral part of Spanish life, rooted in customs and traditions. Spain is probably the most festive country of Europe. Whether of religious origins, popular festivals or carnivals, Spaniards know how to embark us in their lively and colorful traditions.

Some key dates of the main festivities in Spain

January 2016:

06/01: Kings Day (National)
20/01: San Sebastian festival (Málaga)

February 2016:

04/02 to 14/02: Carnival of Cadiz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands)
20/02 to 07/03: Flamenco Festival (Jerez)

March 2016:

01/03 to 06/03: International Tango Festival (Granada)
15/03 to 19/03: Fallas de Valencia (Valencia)
20/03 to 27/03: Processions of Holy Week (Andalusia)

April 2016:

12/04 to 17/04: Sevilla’s Feria
30/04 to 07/05: Horse Festival (Jerez)

May 2016:

03/05: May Cross (Granada)
15/05: Romeria del Rocio (Huelva)
09/05 to 21/05: Cordoba’s Gardens
21/05 to 28/05: Granada’s Feria

June 2016:

23/06: St. John Festival (national)

July 2016:

01/07 to 12/07: International Guitar Festival (Córdoba)
07/07: San Fermin (Pamplona)
15/07: Virgen del Carmen (Estepona, Barbate, Cadiz and Malaga)

August 2016:

13/08 to 20/08: Málaga’s Feria (Málaga)
27/08: La Tomatina (Buñol)

September 2016:

02/09 to 04/09: Pedro Romero’s Feria (Ronda) – Goyesca Corrida
08/09 to 02/10: Flamenco Biennale (Seville)
19/09 to 24/09: Mercé (Barcelona)

October 2016:

12/10: National Day (National)
27/10 to 31/10: Tapa’s Feria (Sanlúcar de Barrameda)

November 2016:

11/11: La Matanza (mountain villages)

December 2016:

28/12: Fiesta Mayor de Verdiales (Almogia)
28/12: Holy Innocents celebration (national)

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