Archive for April, 2012

Toledo Music of the Three Cultures

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Toledo , in Castilla – La Mancha, is hosting this old Spanish music festival that merges sounds from different cultures.

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Moratalla Fiestas Del Santisimo Cristo del Rayo

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The Fiestas Del Santisimo Cristo del Rayo is a unique Moratalla festival which means Holy Christ of the Thunder Celebration. Cows and bulls are let loose in the streets while people gather together in the oldest street called Calle Mayor. From 11/07/2012 to 17/07/2012.

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Toledo Corpus Christi

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Toledo ’s streets are clothed in finery to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi: a solemn procession which takes place in an atmosphere of singing, the aroma of herbs, and spiritual fervour. Dates from Jun 4, 2012 to Jun 10, 2012.

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Yecla: Virgen del Castillo patron saint’s day fiesta

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In commemoration of a former wartime event, when several dozen Yeclano soldiers returned home safe and sound. The townsmen, dressed in frock coats and two-cornered hats, accompany the Virgin up to the castle amid blasts of gunpowder.  From 05/12/2012 to 08/12/2012.

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Mallorca, Sant Bartomeu patron saint festivities of Montuïri

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There is no doubt that the most significant event during these summer festivities will be the performance offered by the Cossiers, with their very singular typical dance.

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Blanca Bull running

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Running of the bulls in the town’s streets in honour of San Roque.13/08/2012.

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Medieval Ibiza

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The second weekend of May, the ancient walled city welcomes the Ibiza Medieval Fair, a showcase for craft markets, magicians, puppets, clowns, minstrels and jugglers who fill the city with colour and atmosphere.

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Mallorca: The Chant of the Sybil

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On Christmas Eve, to commemorate Jesus’ birth, Balearic churches celebrate the so-called Misa del Gallo or Matines, which is accompanied by the Chant of the Sybil, a medieval musical composition that prophesies the end of the world.

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Illes Balears: Balearic Nativity Scenes

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December is on the way and with it comes Christmas, a time replete with celebrations, joy and traditions, such as mounting nativity scenes and displaying them in homes, churches and institutions.

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Cartagena Carthaginians and Romans Fiesta

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Fiestas that recreate the conquest of Cartagena by the Roman Escipion. A disembarkation commemorates the capture of the city in 209 BC by the Roman troops of Scipio, which leads into a festive week with alternate days devoted to either side. This fiesta takes place in the second half of September and celebrations run for […]

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