Peculiar Costumes festivals

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.
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.
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!
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.
The Endiablada

The Endiablada

From 1st February to 3rd February
Almonacid del Marquesado (Cuenca)
Representation
In February, Almonacid del Marquesado celebrates the festival of La Endiablada, where more than a hundred devils walk through the streets of the village with dances and jumps.
Carnival of Verín

Carnival of Verín

From 8th February to 13th February
Verín (Orense)
Carnival
This festival of National Tourist Interest is celebrated for three weeks and every day is full of surprises. It follows an ancestral ritual with the presence of "cigarrones" that walk through the main streets, parades of troupes, floats, music and open-air dances. Weeks of fun and gastronomic feasts.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

From 15th February to 26th February
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Sta. Cruz de Tenerife)
Carnival
The most Brazilian Carnival in Spain is that of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 15 days of joy, dance, fun and fun. The highlight: the fancy dress costumes at the Gala for the Election of the Queen of the Festivities.

The Fallas of Gandía

From 19th February to 19th March
Gandia (Valencia)
Tradition
Enjoy our Fallas monuments, float parades, paella contests, concerts, fireworks shows, and the burning of the Fallas monuments during 'Nit del Foc'. Furthermore, Gandía offers a rich history and culture with tourist attractions such as the Ducal Palace of the Borja family, the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria, Gandía Beach, and the Gandía Marsh Natural Park.
The Fallas of Valencia

The Fallas of Valencia

From 26th February to 19th March
Valencia (Valencia)
Tradition
We invite you to enjoy a great traditional, joyful and colorful festival that takes place in the city of Valencia. The Fallas of Valencia are celebrated from March 15 to 19.

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.

Day of the Faldeta

23rd April
Fraga (Huesca)
Folklore
This festival is a tribute to the customs and clothing of the women of Fraga. To live the essence of tradition.
Jerez Horse Fair

Jerez Horse Fair

From 6th May to 13th May
Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Tradition
Discover the magic of the Horse Fair, one of the most important fairs in Spain, where you can enjoy equestrian shows such as the Horse and Carriage Parade, booths, and attractions for the whole family. An unforgettable and unique experience!

Ronda Romántica

From 11th May to 13th May
Ronda (Málaga)
Representation
Come to Ronda Romántica and travel back in time to the 19th century! Enjoy carriages, music and dances of the era, typical costume contests, exhibitions and theater. Celebrate our rich history and culture in this unique festival.
San Pascual Bailón and Festival of Zarrón in Almazán

San Pascual Bailón and Festival of Zarrón in Almazán

From 17th May to 18th May
Almazán (Soria)
Representation
Traditional and colorful celebration in honor of patron Saint Pascual Bailón that combines religious and folk elements, a procession in which the dancers perform the "paloteo" dance and the "Zarrón" distributes blows while protecting the candies. The festival includes singing, races and the traditional "soparra" meal, a mixture of wine, sugar, cinnamon and soaked bread, served in handmade bowls.
The Contradanza of Cetina

The Contradanza of Cetina

19th May
Cetina (Zaragoza)
Historical
Is held every May 19th in Cetina, where you can see the devil and the 'contradanceros' dancing and performing figures in an enchanting atmosphere.
Corpus Christi in Camuñas

Corpus Christi in Camuñas

From 7th June to 11th 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 9th June to 11th 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 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.
Medieval Days of Briones

Medieval Days of Briones

From 17th June to 18th June
Briones (Rioja, La)
Historical
The Medieval Days of Briones, takes place on the third weekend of June of each year and these are intended to remember the time of the fourteenth century, where most of the inhabitants participate in the different ceremonies.
Ducal Festival of Pastrana

Ducal Festival of Pastrana

From 14th July to 16th July
Pastrana (Guadalajara)
Representation
Immerse yourself in the charm of the Ducal Festival of Pastrana, where history comes to life with parades, theater, music, and medieval reenactments. Discover the essence of Spanish nobility from the 16th century in an unforgettable cultural event.

The Mystery of Obanos

From 20th July to 27th July
Obanos (Navarra)
Representation
In even years, a medieval legend of the Camino de Santiago comes to life, where the town transforms itself to perform an impressive theatrical representation filled with banners, carriages, and medieval costumes. This performance stands out for its quality and its stage in the Plaza de los Fueros. It is an unmissable spectacle that brings together the community of Obanos and delights visitors.
The Dance of the Stilts

The Dance of the Stilts

From 21st July to 25th July
Anguiano (Rioja, La)
Folklore
The Dance of the Stilts, is a popular traditional festival, which is celebrated in the town of Anguiano in La Rioja, Spain and which has been declared as an Intangible Cultural Property.
The Devil's Escape

The Devil's Escape

13th August
Valverde de Leganés (Badajoz)
Representation
Valverde de Leganés celebrates the Fuga de la Diabla in August, where the forces of good confront the devils in a battle that takes place in the streets of the town, in an unprecedented spectacle of fire and light.
Patron saint festivals in La Alberca, Diagosto and La Loa

Patron saint festivals in La Alberca, Diagosto and La Loa

From 14th August to 18th August
Alberca, La (Salamanca)
Representation
Vibrantes Fiestas Patronales: vive el mágico 'Diagosto' en honor a la Virgen de la Asunción y sumérgete en la ancestral 'Loa', un impresionante auto sacramental que destaca el triunfo del bien sobre el mal. Una experiencia única en un pueblo encantador.
Cipotegato

Cipotegato

27th August
Tarazona (Zaragoza)
Tradition
The Cipotegato is a traditional festival that pays homage to San Atilano and where the main characteris a very colorful harlequin, who with his magical presence will make that particular event a unique moment, very difficult to forget.

Fiestas de la Vendimia y el Vino de Valdepeñas

From 31st August to 8th September
Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real)
Gastronomic
Tradición anual que celebra la cultura vinícola desde 1948. Pisa de la Uva, desfiles, conciertos y catas de vino en un escenario de tradición y sabor. Una de las principales fiestas del vino y vendimia en España.
Devil's Dance of Tijarafe

Devil's Dance of Tijarafe

From 7th September to 8th September
Tijarafe (Sta. Cruz de Tenerife)
Representation
We invite you to discover and enjoy the magical Devil's Dance in Tijarafe, a fun and explosive festival that has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and is part of the Fiestas de la Candelaria.

The Mojiganga of Graus

From 12th September to 15th September
Graus (Huesca)
Tradition
In the festivities of San Vicente Ferrer a rich range of traditions, dances and a review of what has happened in the last year with the Mojiganga.
L'Escala Salt Festival

L'Escala Salt Festival

From 15th September to 17th September
Escala, L' (Gerona)
Tradition
Commemorates the centuries-old salt and fishing tradition. It offers historical reenactments, maritime crafts, dances, and seafood cuisine. Stands out for its cultural significance and coastal charm. Since 2015, it's part of Catalonia's Festival Heritage.

Algarrobo Burning Festival

From 22nd September to 24th September
Algarrobo (Málaga)
Tradition
Discover the epic history of Algarrobo at the Burning Festival: the brave town that defied the French in 1811. Relive the excitement of their rescue and enjoy historical reenactments, festivals, and the beauty of the Costa del Sol.
The Release of the Cursed Dog

The Release of the Cursed Dog

28th September
Valsequillo de Gran Canaria (Palmas (Las))
Representation
The Suelta del Perro Maldito (Release of the Cursed Dog) kicks off the festivities in honour of the patron saint of San Miguel Arcángel, where many take to the streets representing evil creatures and the town gives itself over to the shadows.

The Departure of Diego

From 29th September to 1st October
Teruel (Teruel)
Representation
Discover an episode from the history of the Lovers of Teruel in the Departure of Diego. Immerse yourself in a journey to the 13th century with medieval costumes, parades, and thrilling theatrical performances. A unique experience that brings to life a legendary love story.
San Froilán Festivities

San Froilán Festivities

From 4th October to 12th October
Lugo (Lugo)
Tradition
In October, one of the most beautiful and colourful festivities of the Galician autumn is celebrated. We invite you to discover the festivities of San Froilán, the patron saint of Lugo.

The Cantaderas

From 5th October to 8th October
León (León)
Representation
Discover live history at the Cantaderas of León: the victory at Clavijo and the liberation from the Tribute of the Hundred Maidens. Medieval young women dance their way to the Cathedral, followed by the Municipal Corporation.
Festival of the Souls in Soria

Festival of the Souls in Soria

From 23rd October to 1st November
Soria (Soria)
Representation
In the Festival de las Ánimas the city of Soria becomes the ideal setting to honour the dead with different activities full of mystery and terror.
Els Espantanens and the Nit d'Animes in Puigcerdá

Els Espantanens and the Nit d'Animes in Puigcerdá

From 28th October to 29th October
Puigcerdà (Gerona)
Representation
In the dark night the spirits of the dead visit the living, in a celebration full of scares, tradition and lots of fun. Come and discover the Nit d'Animes in Puigcerdá!
Festivities of San Martín in La Zarza

Festivities of San Martín in La Zarza

From 11th November to 13th November
Zarza, La (Badajoz)
Tradition
On 11th November you have an appointment in Badajoz to celebrate a popular festival that exalts the local identity of La Zarza. The San Martin festivities are held in La Zarza.
Living Nativity Scene in Buitrago del Lozoya

Living Nativity Scene in Buitrago del Lozoya

From 10th December to 18th December
Buitrago del Lozoya (Madrid)
Representation
If you want to live Christmas in the flesh, come to the Buitrago del Lozoya Living Nativity Scene, with more than 40 biblical scenes represented by real people, an amazing Christmas experience!
Living Nativity Scene of Arcos de la Frontera

Living Nativity Scene of Arcos de la Frontera

16th December
Arcos de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Representation
Another of the most awaited nativity scenes at Christmas time is the Living Nativity Scene of Arcos de la Frontera, where you will find artisans, bakers, goldsmiths, and even a real baby in the role of the baby Jesus.

Upcoming festivals

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

From 15th February to 26th February
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Sta. Cruz de Tenerife)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The most Brazilian Carnival in Spain is that of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 15 days of joy, dance, fun and fun. The highlight: the fancy dress costumes at the Gala for the Election of the Queen of the Festivities.

Miguelturra Carnival

From 17th February to 26th February
Miguelturra (Ciudad Real)
Miguelturra Carnival
The Miguelturra Carnival is a fun experience in which you will be more than a spectator: costumes, masks and music fill every street of the town with colour and joy.

The Fallas of Gandía

From 19th February to 19th March
Gandia (Valencia)
Enjoy our Fallas monuments, float parades, paella contests, concerts, fireworks shows, and the burning of the Fallas monuments during 'Nit del Foc'. Furthermore, Gandía offers a rich history and culture with tourist attractions such as the Ducal Palace of the Borja family, the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria, Gandía Beach, and the Gandía Marsh Natural Park.

Jerez Flamenco Festival

From 24th February to 11th March
Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Don't miss the Jerez Flamenco Festival! Immerse yourself in the Andalusian culture and enjoy the best flamenco artists in a unique environment, surrounded by delicious gastronomy and wine. A unique experience that you cannot miss. #JerezFlamencoFestival

The Fallas of Valencia

From 26th February to 19th March
Valencia (Valencia)
The Fallas of Valencia
We invite you to enjoy a great traditional, joyful and colorful festival that takes place in the city of Valencia. The Fallas of Valencia are celebrated from March 15 to 19.

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