Rare 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.
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.
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.
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'.
The Bujots Massacre

The Bujots Massacre

9th April
Ciutadella de Menorca (Baleares)
Tradition
Discover a unique traditional Menorcan festival, where straw dolls representing well-known figures are shot down with blank-firing shotguns. A one-of-a-kind festival in the world celebrated in Ciutadella on Easter Sunday. Don't miss it!
The Painted Eggs of Pola de Siero

The Painted Eggs of Pola de Siero

11th April
Siero (Asturias)
Tradition
Discover the painted eggs in La Pola de Siero. Since the 18th century, this colorful Asturian tradition has been filled with color with these hand-decorated eggs. Admire the miniature works of art and be surprised by the variety of motifs you can find.
The Crujía of Gamones

The Crujía of Gamones

6th May
Ubrique (Cádiz)
Tradition
At the beginning of May, the festival of the Crujía de Gamones is celebrated in Ubrique (Cádiz), where fire and fun are the main protagonists along with the flowers of the gamones, an unforgettable 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.
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.
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.
El Marrano de San Antón

El Marrano de San Antón

13th June
Alberca, La (Salamanca)
Tradition
The Marrano of San Antón, is a tradition that takes place in 'La Alberca', Salamanca and in which a pig is released through the streets of the town after being blessed and which coincides with the traditional festival of San Antonio de Padua, which is celebrated on June 13 and gathers the people from all over Spain as well as foreign visitors.
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.
The Battel of Vine

The Battel of Vine

29th June
Haro (Rioja, La)
Battles
The Battle of Wine is a traditional festival, which takes place on June 29 of each year in the town of Haro (La Rioja), Spain, to celebrate the day of 'San Pedro', which tourists attend, both nationals and foreigners.
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.
New Year's Eve in August in Bérchules

New Year's Eve in August in Bérchules

6th August
Bérchules (Granada)
Tradition
In the town of Bérchules in Granada, New Year's Eve is celebrated in August! We invite you to discover this popular festivity that breaks the traditional schemes: New Year's Eve in August in Bérchules.
Running of the bulls of Pilón in Falces

Running of the bulls of Pilón in Falces

From 13th August to 20th August
Falces (Navarra)
Bullfighting
In August, the Encierro del Pilón de Falces takes place, a bullfighting festival in which young people run in front of the bulls along a dangerous path on the edge of the cliff.
The Boloencierro of Mataelpino

The Boloencierro of Mataelpino

From 18th August to 24th August
Boalo, El (Madrid)
Tradition
We invite you to get to know this popular festival, considered the most fun running of the bulls in the world! The Boloencierro of Mataelpino is celebrated in the last week of August.
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.
La Tomatina

La Tomatina

31st August
Buñol (Valencia)
Battles
In August, the well-known festival of La Tomatina is celebrated in Buñol. An authentic campaign battle, where participants throw tomatoes as if there were no tomorrow.
The Cascamorras

The Cascamorras

6th September
Guadix (Granada)
Battles
The Cascamorras, is a festivity that is celebrated every year in Guadix and Baza, two cities in the province of Granada in Spain and whose purpose is the dispute of the statue of the Virgen de la Piedad.

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.

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 Party of Vitor

The Party of Vitor

27th September
Mayorga (Valladolid)
Religious
The Party of Vítor is a festivity of National Tourist Interest celebrated in Mayorga (Valladolid), where a procession is held in honor of the patron saint Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo.
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.
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.
The Tables of San Andres

The Tables of San Andres

From 29th November to 30th November
Icod de los Vinos (Sta. Cruz de Tenerife)
Tradition
The Table of San Andres is a festival that takes place in the region of Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife in the Canary Islands, during the last two days of November and that coincides with the Day of San Andrés.
Festival of the Escobazos

Festival of the Escobazos

From 7th December to 8th December
Jarandilla de la Vera (Cáceres)
Battles
At the Festival of the Escobazos in Jarandilla, fire mixes with music in a hypnotic dance like a mantra. It will impress you!
Festival of the Rondels

Festival of the Rondels

12th December
Casarabonela (Málaga)
Religious
Let's get to know an oil tradition that has been celebrated for more than 300 years: the Fiesta de los Rondeles in Casarabonela, Malaga! You will enjoy a magical and unique experience, among fires and rondels.

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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