Tag: Murcia events

Yecla: Virgen del Castillo patron saint’s day fiesta

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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Blanca Bull running

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

The fiestas begin with the treading of the first grapes in Jumilla’s Plaza Mayor, which then gives way to a week of festivities and open-air parties, all related to the town’s main industrial activity; wine-tasting competition; wine cavalcade, offering of the first must, and parades of Moors and Christians. From 10/08/2012 to 19/08/2012
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San Javier International Festival of Theatre, Music and Dance

The San Javier International Festival of Theatre, Music and Dance is held every year in August, in the Almansa Park Municipal Auditorium, in Almansa, Murcia province.
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La Unión Festival del Cante de las Minas

La Unión, in Murcia, is the setting for the world’s most important annual flamenco festival: the “Cante de las Minas” Festival. Song, dance and guitar playing are the three disciplines in an event packed with authentic flamenco, which backs upcoming young artists, and which also features consolidated stars of the genre. The town hosts 11 days of impassioned performances, competitions and lively parties. From 03/08/2012 to 12/08/2012.
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Caravaca de la Cruz: Fiestas de la Santísima Vera Cruz

This fiesta has been celebrated since the Middle Ages and is a mixture of culture, history and legend, where all the locals get involved. It has two main spectacles: the Wine Horses, and the Moors and Christians celebrations. The latter represent the battles that took place between the two sides way back in history. From 01/05/2012 to 05/05/2012.
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Lorca Easter Week

The exceptional originality of Lorca’s Holy Week lies in the succession of traditional processions, with their carved images and penitents, together with a Passion procession in which passages from the Old Testament are enacted, all of this with notable reminiscences of the former festivities of Corpus Christi and baroque religious theatres. From 30/03/2012 to 08/04/2012.
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Murcia The Burial of the Sardine Fiestas

The Burial of the Sardine, the climax of the Spring Festival, is Murcia’s wackiest night of the year. The “Entierro de la Sardina” (Burial of the Sardine) is a traditional parade which normally closes the Carnival celebrations. 14/04/2012.
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Cieza Easter Week

This religious festival, which is over 450 years old, in the Region of Murcia, stands out because of the colourful robes of its 18 Brotherhoods and the “Armaos” parades. Dates From Apr 1, 2012 to Apr 8, 2012.
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Murcia Bando de la Huerta spring fiesta

This celebration is part of the Spring Fiestas in Murcia, and will allow you to enjoy the typical customs and traditions of this fruit and vegetable growing region. Dates: Apr 10, 2012.
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Cartagena Easter Week

Cartagena lives its Passion Week with such abandon that it rubs off onto locals and outsiders alike. The Confraternities of Marrajos and Californios are proud of their secular past, and their early-morning processions are marked by the perfect synchrony of the cortèges, the sumptuousness of the robes, and the quality of the carved images, produced in the finest workshops. From 30/03/2012 to 08/04/2012.
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Jumilla Easter Week

The Easter week celebrations in Jumilla, Murcia, are almost 600 years old. Of note is the welcoming of Christ at the Column, on Palm Sunday evening, and the Christ of Life, on Tuesday. On Holy Wednesday is an enactment of the Capture. From 30/03/2012 to 08/04/2012
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Cartagena La Mar de Músicas Festival

The Mar de Músicas Festival is held annually in Cartagena (Murcia) and is one of the most important events in the field of World Music.
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San Javier International Jazz Festival

The San Javier International Jazz Festival was born in 1998 as the result of the efforts and enthusiasm of a group of jazz fans.
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