Category: Spain festivals

Cazalla de la Sierra International Nazarene Folk Sessions

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The Nazarene International Folk Sessions are held annually in Ciudad de Dos Hermanas (Seville province) over one week between the end of June and the beginning of July. The event is funded and organised by the “Ciudad de Dos Hermanas” dance group.
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Palma de Mallorca: The Procession of the Beata, St. Catalina Thomas

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The city of Palma demonstrates St. Catalina Thomàs’ popularity with Palma residents and Mallorcans in general with a traditional profession of floats, music and dances on the third Saturday in October.
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Cadiz International Folk Festival

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Cadiz International Folk Festival

Cadiz International Folk Festival

The “City of Cadiz” International Folk Festival is held in the second week of July. It lasts six days and features concerts by six foreign groups and four Spanish ones. Continue Reading

Santa Cruz de La Palma Bajada de la Virgen

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Every five years, in June, July and August, Santa Cruz de la Palma celebrates the Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves, its most important celebration in honour of the Patron Saint of the island, the Virgen de Las Nieves. This celebration repeats the order given by the bishop Bartolomé García Ximénez in 1676 to take the Madonna of Las Nieves in procession from the Church of Las Nieves to the town centre to implore her to end a devastating drought which had destroyed harvests and killed people and animals.  In gratitude for the end of the drought, it was decided that this celebration would be repeated every five years from 1680 onwards.
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Palma de Mallorca: The Feast of Santa Lucía

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Mallorca’s resident Swedish community has been celebrating this saint’s feast day in typical-Swedish style in Plaza de Cort every December 13 since 1985.
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Barlovento Moros y Cristianos festival

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Every three years in the month of August, Barlovento honours the Virgin of the Rosary with a re-enactment of the Battle of Lepanto on the right side of the Pilón ravine.  From mid-afternoon, the red banner with a crescent moon waves over the Muslim castle, while Turkish troops stand guard.  (The castle actually is made from painted paper, stretched over poles).

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Menorca – The Mare de Déu de Gràcia festivities

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Every year, Menorca’s capital city of Mahon decks itself out to the full to celebrate its patron saint’s day fiestas in honour of the Mare de Déu de Gràcia.
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Cádiz Alcances Atlantic Film Festival

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The 44th edition of this documentary film festival in Cadiz. In September 2012 Alcances transforms the city of Cadiz into the meeting point for this genre. The Atlantic Film Festival, was first held in 1968 in the city of Cadiz.
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Valencia 9th October

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On the 9th of October every year, the people of Valencia celebrate the national day of their autonomous region. This is a historical commemoration of the date in 1238 when King James I officially entered the city of Valencia, freeing it from Moorish rule.
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Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia

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The Catalonia International Film Festival, more commonly known as the Sitges Festival, is held every year in this town on the Garraf Coast. Dates from Oct 4, 2012 to Oct 14, 2012.
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