Festivals on January

Go through the festivals that we show you in January, surely there is one that will surprise you.

1st January

Baptism of the Child in Palencia

Baptism of the Child in Palencia

1st January
Palencia (Palencia)
Religious
On the 1st of January, Palencia celebrates the traditional Baptism of the Child, a procession that has become an ancestral custom, with more than five centuries of history, where the amusing pedrea of sweets and candies takes place.
Los Carochos, the Masquerade of Riofrío de Aliste

Los Carochos, the Masquerade of Riofrío de Aliste

1st January
Riofrío de Aliste (Zamora)
Representation
In Riofrío de Aliste they enjoy the New Year in a different way, with the tradition of Los Carochos, a ritual as strange as fun that you have to see, at least once in your life.

5th January

Three Kings Parade in Santillana del Mar

Three Kings Parade in Santillana del Mar

5th January
Santillana del Mar (Cantabria)
Representation
Every 5th January you can enjoy the Three Kings Parade in Santillana del Mar, an experience where all those attending will witness an authentic journey into the past.
The Three Wise Men Parade in Alcoy

The Three Wise Men Parade in Alcoy

5th January
Alcoy/Alcoi (Alicante)
Representation
The Three Kings Parade in Alcoy is one of the oldest in the country, and one of the most special. In this parade the royal pages go up to the balconies to leave the presents, a real spectacle!

12th January

Pingüinos, motorcycle rally in Valladolid

Pingüinos, motorcycle rally in Valladolid

From 12th January to 15th January
Valladolid (Valladolid)
Tradition
Pingüinos is the most radical motorcycle rally in Europe, with freezing temperatures that are compensated by a lively atmosphere with tastings, concerts, excursions and even a Guinness record. Don't miss it!

13th January

Sant Antoni festivities in Barcelona

Sant Antoni festivities in Barcelona

From 13th January to 23rd January
Barcelona (Barcelona)
Tradition
For Sant Antoni you can enjoy the best of Barcelona's culture at the Festes of Sant Antoni, with giants and big-heads, theatre, dance, concerts and activities for all ages.

19th January

Jarramplas Festival

Jarramplas Festival

From 19th January to 20th January
Piornal (Cáceres)
Representation
On the 19th and 20th of January, Jarramplas walks through the streets of Piornal while neighbours and visitors throw turnips at him.

20th January

Higuillo Festival

Higuillo Festival

20th January
Villasandino (Burgos)
Religious
The Fiesta del Higuillo, in Villasandino, Burgos, is part of the festivities in honour of San Sebastián, held on 20 January.
San Sebastian Tamborrada

San Sebastian Tamborrada

From 20th January to 20th January
Donostia-San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa)
Tradition
On the 20th of January, for San Sebastian, the tamborradas (drummers) go through the streets of Donosti playing the marches of the maestro Sarriegi, a spectacle of colour and sound!

Popular dishes of thouse festivals

Marmitako
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Marmitako

(País Vasco)
Primeros platos
Basque stew with tuna, potatoes, peppers, and tomatoes. Rustic and comforting flavor. Simplicity and quality of fresh ingredients.

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La Candelaria and San Blas in Valdemorillo

From 20th January to 17th February
Valdemorillo (Madrid)
A whole range of activities in a varied programme: parades, giants and big-heads. Procession of the Saint. Music, with orchestra and concerts, chocolatada, bullfighting events...

23rd January

Las Paces Festival in Villarta de San Juan

Las Paces Festival in Villarta de San Juan

From 23rd January to 26th January
Villarta de San Juan (Ciudad Real)
Religious
In February, the festival of Las Paces is celebrated in Villarta de San Juan, where thousands of rockets and fireworks are launched to thank the Virgin for the peace that has reigned in the town for more than 650 years.

25th January

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival

From 25th January to 18th February
Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las (Palmas (Las))
Carnival
The Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of the oldest and most renowned festivals, the streets are dressed up for the party, with lots of colour, music and joy in every corner.

26th January

Festival of the Cuadrillas in Barranda

Festival of the Cuadrillas in Barranda

From 26th January to 28th January
Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia)
Tradition
At the end of January the Fiesta de las Cuadrillas is held, where the streets of Barranda host the clash of the cuadrillas and the different bands perform traditional songs and dances of the most joyful and entertaining kind.

Torrevieja Carnival

From 26th January to 11th February
Torrevieja (Alicante)
Carnival
The Carnival of Torrevieja fills the streets with rhythm, color and passion in a magical atmosphere typical of the biggest carnivals in Spain. We tell you all the curiosities of a festival declared of Tourist Interest Autonomic.

28th January

Écija Carnival

From 28th January to 11th February
Écija (Sevilla)
For just over two weeks, the Carnival of Ecija goes from the theater to the streets, neighborhoods, schools and bars where everyone dresses up to celebrate one of the most fun parties of the year.

Go through the festivals that we show you in January, surely there is one that will surprise you.

Upcoming festivals

The pilgrimage of the Virgen de las Viñas in Tomelloso

From 13th April to 21st April
Tomelloso (Ciudad Real)
The pilgrimage of the Virgen de las Viñas in Tomelloso
Discover the spectacular green carriages, a mix of tradition and modernity. Days of togetherness and brotherhood around the Virgin of the Vine, with good food, traditional games, skill competitions, and folk performances.

Day of the Light

From 17th April to 17th April
Arroyo de la Luz (Cáceres)
Arroyo de la Luz celebrates the Day of the Light every Easter Monday in honor of the Patron Saint. Enjoy the excitement of horse racing, music, and traditional food at the town's most important festivity. Declared a Regional Tourist Interest Festival since 1997.

Water Monday in Salamanca

17th April
Salamanca (Salamanca)
Come to Salamanca and celebrate the Lunes de Aguas! Enjoy a day in the countryside with friends and family while tasting the delicious hornazo, a typical dish of the festivity. Discover the history behind this tradition that dates back to the 16th century. Don't miss it!

Medieval Week in Montblanc

From 19th April to 28th April
Montblanc (Tarragona)
Medieval Week in Montblanc
Immerse yourself in the medieval era in the beautiful city of Montblanc. Enjoy exciting knight shows and medieval dances, taste delicious delicacies at the craft market, and marvel at the historical monuments.

Pilgrimage of the Holy Face

20th April
Alicante/Alacant (Alicante)
Discover the pilgrimage of the Holy Face in Alicante, a centuries-old tradition full of emotion and devotion. Experience this unique event and discover the history and culture of the city at the same time.

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