Famous Spanish celebrations and events

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Semana Santa
(The Holy Week)
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This religious festivity is one of the most traditional ones in Spain. The streets are packed with people who go to see the processions, depicting scenes from the story of Jesus Christ.
Festival de los Patios in Cordoba
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This flower festival takes place every year in the city of Cordoba, during the first week of May. It is a tradition to decorate the "patios" (courtyards) with flowers and colorful plants. The whole picture is truly charming.
Feria de Sevilla
The April Fair of Seville
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After the Holy Week, comes the Seville Fair. It is one of the most important celebrations in the city, filled with flowers, flamenco dresses and the smell of jasmine. The streets are filled with "casetas", tents where the party, music and tapas begin.
Feria de Málaga
The August Fair of Malaga
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During the third week of August, Malaga fills up with colour. Actually, it has two fairs that take place at the same time, in different parts of the city. The day fair, and the night fair - you can celebrate all day!
Fiesta Mayor de Gracia in Barcelona
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This street festival is considered to be one of the best celebrations in Barcelona. It takes place in the district of Gracia, where the streets are filled with color and music. Gracia's neighbours welcome visitors with open arms and welcome all cultures.
La noche de San Juan
Saint John's Eve
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It is held on the evening of 23 June. It is traditional to celebrate bonfires on the beach and a fireworks display normally takes place. Friends and family gather for a summer night on the sand and walk along the shore barefoot.
Semana Grande de Bilbao
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The fiesta begins when a rocket is launched into the sky (known as the txupinazo) and the mascot of the fiesta looks out onto the balcony. Basque culture is celebrated, with Basque music and dances, as well as typical Basque sports.
San Fermín
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This typical celebration takes place from the 6th of July until the 14th. It is known for the running of the bulls along the old town to lead them to the bull ring.
Día de los Reyes Magos
The Three Wise Men Day
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It is celebrated on January 6th in honor of the Three Wise Men. The children leave some cookies and milk for them on the night of January 5th, as they know they will be dropping off their Christmas presents after a long journey.
Romería de el Rocío
El Rocío Pilgrimage
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It is a pilgrimage to the Hermitage of El Rocío in honour of this virgin. It attracts around a million people from Andalusia and even from all over the country. There are more pilgrimages in the region, but it is the most important and the most colorful.
Carnaval de Cádiz y Tenerife
Carnival in Cádiz and Tenerife
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They are the most famous carnivals in Spain. They are the most fun, colourful festivity, full of expression and freedom. We can say that these carnivals resemble the famous ones of Rio de Janeiro.
Las Fallas
The Fallas of Valencia
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It is a unique celebration in Spain that is held in March in Valencia. Ninots (which are puppets or dolls representing current events or comical scenes) cheer up the streets until the 19th they are burned in the street, giving a visual and auditive show.

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