|Discover Spain's biggest festivals!|
|San Fermín - The Spanish|
By definition, San Fermín stands for street party. So the”pamploneses” (inhabitants of Pamplona) spend the week in Pamplona’s streets enjoying sangria, sun and music. The big week in Pamplona begins with the release of the "chupinazo" (a rocket) from the balcony of the Town Hall on the 6th of July at 12pm. This iconic moment sparks the beginning of the traditional street party. Entertainment, dancing, parades and bulls form a massive part of this unforgettable week.
|Las Fallas - The burning of the floats|
This international festival is celebrated in Valencia between the 15th and the 19th of March during which time the city is filled with gigantic handmade cardboard scultpures called "ninots" which are exhibited in the streets all around the city. These "ninots" normally have topical, humorous, or political themes and the vast amount of work that goes into making them is clear for all to see. You'll have to be quick if you want to take a picture of the handmade artwork however, because towards the end of the celebrations all of the floats (except one that is chosen by the citizens to feature in the Fallas museum) are burned down in front of the
gathering crowds. The sight of these imaginitive masterpieces going up in flames and burning to the ground is one to behold!
The burning of the floats is accompanied by the equally mesmorising "mascletá" an unmissable fireworks show that takes place every day at 2 pm in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Don't forget to bring your earplugs!
|San Isidro Festival - Madrid|
As is tradition, a parade of "cabezudos" and "gigantes" (people on stilts with giant, artistically decorated headwear) lead the celebrations as they tour around the centre of Madrid.
La Feria de San Isidro is also one of the biggest and best exhibitions of bullfighting in the whole of Spain attracting the best bullfighters in the country each year. Every day there are bullfghts, concerts and lots of partying!
The San Isidro concerts that take place in the gardens of Vistillas, the fireworks and music at the Retiro park or a relaxing afternoon picnic in the Pradera de San Isidro.
Activities and entertainment for everyone - what more could you want?
The April Fair
|The Seville Fair|
an explosion of colours and happiness
For a week, over a thousand traditionally decorated marquees are set up in the street where the local Sevillians eat, drink, dance and bask in the festival spirit. For many of the locals, these become their second home for the duration of the festival where the warm and festive atmosphere fuels celebrations until the early hours of the morning. The Sevillian locals are renowned for their openness - they dance in the street and wholeheartedly welcome anyone who is willing to join in the celebrations.
Throughout the Fair the locals wear Andalusian dress: the women wear flamenco or gypsy dresses and the men wear the traditional Andalusian jacket and trousers. Don’t miss out on this exciting flamenco celebration!
|La Tomatina de Buñol:|
the tomato fight
festival unites thousands of like-minded fun seeking party go-ers each year to drink, dance, have a laugh and most importantly take part in a massive tomato fight. All through the town truck-loads of tomatoes are poured out into the streets as participants of all ages proceed to launch "tomatazos" at anyone that crosses their path.
Be prepared for one of the craziest (and messiest) parties that you will ever experience!
Are you seeking relief from the stresses and pressures that have built up throughout the year?
Then come to Spain, where you will enjoy the best parties, the kindest of people and an entirely unique atmosphere that cannot be found elsewhere! What are you waiting for? ...