Religious festivals

Baptism of the Child in Palencia

Baptism of the Child in Palencia

1st January
Palencia (Palencia)
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.
Higuillo Festival

Higuillo Festival

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

Holy Week of Malaga

From 22nd March to 31st March
Málaga (Málaga)
One of the most impressive in Spain, known for its processions full of passion and devotion. Every year, thousands of people from all over the world come to the city to experience the magic of this unique festival. The floats, carried on the shoulders of the brotherhood members, are true works of art, decorated with flowers and candles, creating an incredibly emotional atmosphere.
Holly Week in Yecla

Holly Week in Yecla

From 22nd March to 31st March
Yecla (Murcia)
Discover the exciting Holy Week of Yecla with its Calvary procession, the Farolicos carried by children, the Santo Entierro, and enjoy the popular "Suelta del Diablo" by throwing candies on Easter Sunday.
Holy Week in Seville

Holy Week in Seville

From 22nd March to 31st March
Sevilla (Sevilla)
A unique event that offers an exciting and authentic experience, where devotion and art merge in the processions of the brotherhoods. It also represents a unique opportunity to enjoy the local gastronomy and get to know the city in a festive and welcoming atmosphere.
The Bajada del Ángel and Holy Week in Tudela

The Bajada del Ángel and Holy Week in Tudela

From 28th March to 31st March
Tudela (Navarra)
An impressive celebration that takes place on Easter Sunday. It includes the descent of a child dressed as an angel from the church tower, followed by an exciting theatrical performance with biblical characters. This tradition, dating back to the 13th century, is a unique expression of Tudela's religious devotion and an unmissable tourist attraction that attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Easter Week in Verges

Easter Week in Verges

From 28th March to 31st March
Verges (Gerona)
Easter Week in Verges is a unique cultural experience where you can immerse yourself in the rich religious and folkloric tradition of Catalonia. From the impressive danse macabre to the processions and liturgical events, every moment of the celebration is an opportunity to learn first-hand about the customs and history of the region. Don't miss this unique and unforgettable experience.

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Fideuá

Fideuá

(Comunidad Valenciana)
Primeros platos
Similar to paella but with short strands of fine pasta. Seafood, saffron, and garlic enhance its flavor. Mediterranean delight.

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Manchego Shepherd's Migas
Photo: Turismo Castilla La Mancha

Manchego Shepherd's Migas

(Castilla la Mancha)
Primeros platos
Traditional Manchego dish. Crumbled bread, chorizo, bacon, and oil create a crispy texture and smoky flavor. It comforts the stomach and the spirit.

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Rompida de la Hora

Rompida de la Hora

28th March
Calanda (Teruel)
Religious
On Good Friday in Calanda the Tamborrada or Rompida de la Hora is celebrated, with the beating of drums and giant bass drums, a festival declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Holy Week of Zamor

From 28th March to 31st March
Zamora (Zamora)
Religious
An impressive celebration for its solemn and deeply religious nature, where silence is a fundamental part of its processions. The streets are filled with an atmosphere of respect and solemnity, while the most revered images of the city parade in processions full of solemnity and devotion. A unique experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the tradition and religiousness of the region that you cannot miss.

Holy Week in Lorca

From 28th March to 31st March
Lorca (Murcia)
Religious
Immerse yourself in Holy Week in Lorca and discover the impressive "pasos" carried on the shoulders of the brotherhood members, the emotional performances of the cuadrillas, and the competition between brotherhoods. An experience that will not leave you indifferent.
Easter Week in Cuenca

Easter Week in Cuenca

From 28th March to 31st March
Cuenca (Cuenca)
Religious
Cuenca has a medieval old town that transports you to another era with its cobbled streets, hanging houses and spectacular views of the river Júcar. The magic of the city is intensified during Holy Week, when processions wind through the narrow streets of the old town, creating an even more special and unique atmosphere. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the tradition and beauty of Cuenca at Easter.
Easter Week in Elche

Easter Week in Elche

From 28th March to 31st March
Elche/Elx (Alicante)
Religious
A religious celebration of great tradition and cultural richness that has been held since the Middle Ages. It stands out for the representation of the Mystery of the Passion in the Basilica of Santa Maria and for its impressive processions and parades through the streets of the city. A unique and authentic experience in a setting of great beauty and historical heritage.
Holy Week in Valladolid

Holy Week in Valladolid

From 28th March to 31st March
Valladolid (Valladolid)
Religious
A unique and emotional celebration that combines religion, art, and culture in an atmosphere full of tradition and passion. Its processions, images, music, and gastronomy make it a unique experience for any visitor. Discover the history and most prominent values of one of the most important and moving Holy Weeks in Spain. We're waiting for you in Valladolid!
Valencia's Maritime Holy Week

Valencia's Maritime Holy Week

From 28th March to 31st March
Valencia (Valencia)
Religious
A unique celebration that combines religious tradition with the maritime culture of the city. With processions that traverse the port and the beach, as well as cultural and gastronomic activities, it is an event that attracts visitors from all over the world. The processions of the Virgen del Carmen and the Bajada del Cristo del Grao are noteworthy. Don't miss it!
Holly Week in Viveiro

Holly Week in Viveiro

From 28th March to 31st March
Viveiro (Lugo)
Religious
Come to Viveiro and live a unique experience during Easter Week. Discover its solemn processions and valuable religious imagery, declared of International Tourist Interest. Immerse yourself in Galician culture and enjoy the hospitality of its people in an incomparable setting.
Holly Week in Cartagena

Holly Week in Cartagena

From 28th March to 31st March
Cartagena (Murcia)
Religious
Discover the Holy Week of Cartagena, with its impressive processions and valuable artistic heritage. The order and discipline of the penitents, the flowers, lights and music await you in this Mediterranean city. Come and live a unique experience.
The Empalaos of Valverde de la Vera

The Empalaos of Valverde de la Vera

28th March
Valverde de la Vera (Cáceres)
Religious
Discover the mystique of 'Los Empalaos' on the night of Maundy Thursday, where participants barefoot carry crosses and crowns of thorns while dressed and masked as 'Empalaos'. A silent procession through the streets of Valverde de la Vera culminates in the emotional crossing and kneeling of two 'Empalaos'.

Passion of Montiel

30th March
Montiel (Ciudad Real)
Religious
Young people from Montiel fervently and emotionally recreate the scenes of Christ's Passion. From the Last Supper to the Resurrection, each moment is interpreted with intensity, highlighting Jesus's three falls, his encounter with Veronica and his mother, and the emotional climax at the cross.
The Piedaescrita Pilgrimage

The Piedaescrita Pilgrimage

10th April
Campanario (Badajoz)
Religious
A popular festival in honor of the Virgin of Piedraescrita, featuring a parade of tissue paper floats, music, and dance. It offers a countryside day with tasting of local cuisine, and ends with a party in the city center. Declared of Tourist Interest in Extremadura, it is a crowded and colorful event.
The pilgrimage of the Virgen de las Viñas in Tomelloso

The pilgrimage of the Virgen de las Viñas in Tomelloso

From 13th April to 21st April
Tomelloso (Ciudad Real)
Religious
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.

Santo Toribio Festivities in Palencia

From 14th April to 16th April
Palencia (Palencia)
Religious
Celebration with music, gastronomy, sports activities, and fireworks. As a climax, the procession of the Saint to the Cristo chapel, followed by the throwing of bread and cheese to the attendees. An opportunity to enjoy Palencia's culture, tradition, and cuisine.

Day of the Light

From 17th April to 17th April
Arroyo de la Luz (Cáceres)
Religious
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.

Pilgrimage of the Holy Face

20th April
Alicante/Alacant (Alicante)
Religious
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.

The Dance of Tauste and The Crystal Rosary

From 21st April to 25th April
Tauste (Zaragoza)
Religious
These dances have been repeated for more than 150 years in honour of the patron saints of the town. They are divided into acts with swords, shields, sticks and are also accompanied by human towers.
The pilgrimage of the Virgin of the Cabeza

The pilgrimage of the Virgin of the Cabeza

From 28th April to 30th April
Andújar (Jaén)
Religious
Experience the oldest pilgrimage in Spain during the last weekend of April, in a Mediterranean natural setting. The strong roots of this tradition will not leave you indifferent.

Pilgrimage of San Isidro in Segura de León

From 13th May to 15th May
Segura de León (Badajoz)
Religious
Enjoying three days in the Llano del Cristo de la Reja. Activities include fireworks, local performances, children's theater, an auction, and musical events. The pilgrims gather at the Plaza de España and march to the Cristo for the Rociera Mass, followed by more celebrations.
The Pilgrimage of El Rocio

The Pilgrimage of El Rocio

From 17th May to 20th May
Almonte (Huelva)
Religious
The pilgrimage of El Rocío in the town of Almonte (Huelva), is a traditional festival that brings together thousands of people each year in a popular religious atmosphere and where the purpose of the festivity is to make the pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the 'Virgen del Rocío'.
Procession of the Hundred Maidens of Sorzano

Procession of the Hundred Maidens of Sorzano

From 19th May to 21st May
Sorzano (Rioja, La)
Religious
Check out this popular festival in Sorzano that is celebrated every third Sunday of May. Welcome to the Procession of the Hundred Maidens of Sorzano!

Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Navahonda in Robledo de Chavela

From 21st May to 28th May
Robledo de Chavela (Madrid)
Religious
Discover the tradition of the Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Navahonda. Experience the excitement of carrying the image of the virgin in procession from her hermitage to the town church and enjoy the festivities, traditional dances, local cuisine, and much more.
Corpus Christi in Camuñas

Corpus Christi in Camuñas

From 29th May to 2nd June
Camuñas (Toledo)
Religious
Discover the magic of Corpus Christi in Camuñas with the impressive Pecados y Danzantes, the procession, and the cultural and gastronomic richness of this unique celebration. Experience an unforgettable experience.
Corpus Christi of Béjar and the Moss Men

Corpus Christi of Béjar and the Moss Men

From 1st June to 2nd June
Béjar (Salamanca)
Religious
Experience the medieval legend of the moss-covered warriors who reconquered the city. Festival of National Tourist Interest with processions, camouflage with a green cloak. A symbol that is still alive today. A unique celebration with history, tradition and surprising costumes.

The Miracle of the Corporals of Daroca

From 3rd June to 11th June
Daroca (Zaragoza)
Religious
Since the Middle Ages, this miracle has been celebrated during the Corpus in the major festivities of Daroca. In addition to attracting pilgrims to contemplate the relic, there is a rich program of festivities for all visitors.
Corpus Christi in Toledo

Corpus Christi in Toledo

From 4th June to 11th June
Toledo (Toledo)
Religious
Discover Corpus Christi in Toledo: A historic procession full of tradition and faith, featuring beautiful floats and the impressive custodia by Enrique de Arfe. Experience a unique celebration in a city that fully embraces this sacred event.
Patum de Berga

Patum de Berga

From 7th June to 11th June
Berga (Barcelona)
Religious
Experience the magic of a traditional festival filled with music, dances, and theatrical performances. Enjoy mystical figures, fire dances, and a unique atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the history of this UNESCO-recognized celebration.
Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Fuensanta

Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Fuensanta

From 8th June to 9th June
Coín (Málaga)
Religious
On the first Saturday of June, the pilgrims set off in carts towards the hermitage, spending Saturday and the night at 'Llano de las Marías' and attending a mass in honor of the patron saint. On Sunday, the winning cart will carry the patron saint of Coín back to the church amidst joyful singing and dancing.

La Orotava Patronal Festivities

From 9th June to 18th June
Orotava, La (Sta. Cruz de Tenerife)
Religious
Experience the magic of La Orotava's patronal festivities: tradition, religious devotion, and folklore come together in a unique celebration. Flower and volcanic rock carpets, pilgrimages, and cultural events await you in this charming municipality in Tenerife.
The Colacho Festival

The Colacho Festival

11th June
Sasamón (Burgos)
Religious
Discover one of the most astonishing celebrations that forms part of our heritage, a unique event where a man dressed as the devil jumps over babies on mattresses. Immerse yourself in this centuries-old tradition filled with excitement and wonder.

Upcoming festivals

Paso del Fuego and Móndidas

23rd June
San Pedro Manrique (Soria)
Paso del Fuego and Móndidas
On June 23 El Paso del Fuego and Móndidas, is celebrated in San Pedro in Soria, where a large crowd of people to carry out an ancestral event that consists of an initiatory ritual to achieve immortality.

The Compromise of Caspe

From 23rd June to 25th June
Caspe (Zaragoza)
For three days, a medieval town in Caspe is reenacted to exemplify the pact that resolved the lack of an heir to the crown in an exemplary manner. With a rich program of recreational and cultural activities.

Isil Bonfires Festival

From 23rd June to 25th June
Alt Àneu (Lérida)
Isil Bonfires Festival
Come and enjoy a magical celebration in Isil, to celebrate the summer solstice. The fallaires of the village bring down the fire from the mountains, light the bonfires, and start the 'pla' dance. Join us!

Bonfires of San Juan in La Coruña

23rd June
Coruña, A (Coruña)
Bonfires of San Juan in La Coruña
Come to know and enjoy a warm festival with bonfires, sardines and music, the best combination! This is the Bonfires of San Juan de La Coruña in Galicia, Spain.

Yeguas Round-up in Almonte

26th June
Almonte (Huelva)
Come to Almonte and experience this centuries-old tradition, enjoy the beauty of horses and mares in their natural habitat, in the Doñana marshes. A unique livestock event that you shouldn't miss.

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