Archive

The Day of the Cross in Granada

Posted By zoom / / Comments are disabled

May Crosses is a festival celebrated in many placed of Andalusia at the end of April and the beginnings of May. In Granada, it is celebrated on the 3rd of May. It is the Day of the Cross and Granada squares and ‘patios’ are decorated with big crosses made of flowers. With a secular tradition, […]

‘Jarramplas’ -the stoning by turnips tradition-

Posted By zoom / / Comments are disabled

The ‘Jarramplas’ is a festival held in the town of Piornal, western Spain. On the 19th of January, Saint Sebastian Day, and the 20th, a sort of diabolical-looking character appears in the streets of this village beating a drum. He has to dodge thousands of turnips that people launched against him. The ‘Jarramplas’  has a long […]

Carnival of Cádiz

Posted By zoom / / Comments are disabled

The Carnival of Cádiz is one of the most renowned carnivals in Spain. There are music and performances around the streets during nearly the two weeks that it lasts. Moreover, rehearsals, recitals and contests are held throughout the year. Come and find all the info in our blog *International Tourist Interest  

The Three Wise Men of El Castillo de las Guardas

Posted By zoom / / Comments are disabled

The particular feature of the Three Wise Men Parade of El Castillo de Las Guardas is that it takes place on the morning of the 6th, the day of the festivity, instead of being celebrated the previous evening, as usual. The Three Wise Men y arrive in this beautiful village in the heart of the […]

Christmas ‘Zambomba de Jerez’

Posted By zoom / / Comments are disabled

Local flamenco groups perform flamenco style carols in the weeks leading up to Christmas. They are known as ‘Zambombas’, which, considered an Intangible Cultural Heritage, stand out for getting anyone to participate. http://+ Info in our blog      

Three Wise Men Parade at Higuera de la Sierra

Posted By zoom / / 0 Comments

The ‘Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos’ or Three Wise Men Parade at Higuera de la Sierra , Huelva province, is an impressive parade where the inhabitants of the village play out scenes from the Bible of a great affinity with the culture of the time. Surprisingly, they stand immobile despite the low temperatures of this […]

“Curro de Candaoso”

Posted By zoom / / 0 Comments

  “Curro de Candaoso” is held in Viveiro  on the first Sunday in July.  It shows the Galician tradition of the ‘Rapa Das Bestas’, on which the bestas are wild horses living in the mountains.  In the past, manes were cutted to be sold.  Nowadays they are useless, but the tradition is alive through the […]

The Baby Jumping of El Colacho

Posted By zoom / / 0 Comments

Baby Jumping is the popular name by which “El Colacho” festival is internationally known. This traditional holiday, dating back almost four centuries, is held in Castrillo de Murcia (Burgos province) during Corpus Christi celebrations. Much more info in our blog    

‘Las Luminarias de San Antón’ Festival, San Bartolomé de Pinares

Posted By zoom / / 0 Comments

‘Las Luminarias de San Antón‘ is a religious celebration held in San Bartolomé de Pinares, Avila province, in honour of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals. On 16 January, the eve of the saint’s day, horse riders jump through bonfires as part of the festival. It is an old tradition which seems to go […]

Procession of Smoke

Posted By zoom / / 0 Comments

In honour of its patron saint, San Andrés, Arnedillo celebrates the last Sunday of November the Procession of Smoke. It has been held  since 1888, when he defeated the epidemic of plague that was hitting the village at the time. By burning wet Brojo and rosemary, the saint image runs through the village shrouded in smoke. […]