Holidays and festivals of Spain

On 23 June, the Spanish are very pompously and solemnly celebrate the feast of corpus Christi . despite the fact that this is a religious event. On this day in Sitges, on the pavements of the city, residents create stunning carpets of flower petals.

On 23 June, the Spanish are very pompously and solemnly celebrate the feast of corpus Christi . despite the fact that this is a religious event. On this day in Sitges, on the pavements of the city, residents create stunning carpets of flower petals.

At 8 PM on this floral Park is a lively festival in fancy dress, sequin, covered with smoke and accompanied by explosions of firecrackers and fireworks. This festival is heading into night of San Juan . when taken bonfires and throw all the unnecessary things that fly away with the smoke all the hardships, according to the Spaniards. Jumping over the fire are also included in the program of this crazy night, which blends in with the day of St. Juan and everyone continue to meet the summer around a campfire on the beach, dancing, singing songs and swimming in the sea.

Another religious holiday turned into a colorful festival. It is conducted 6 — 14th July and is called Saint Fermin . The hallmark of this festival is considered to be “encierro” — mass runnings of the bulls — lesson extreme and very dangerous. Actually, this tradition is a stretch for the bulls in the side of the arena for the future of bullfighting. These 9 days replete with a variety of activities that do not provide entertainment for tourists and residents Pamplona — sports, concerts, fairs, folk festivals, fireworks, rides, pouring champagne, masquerade performances. At the end of the holiday in the main Cathedral of Pamplona to be solemn mass. The celebration of Saint Fermin inspired Hemingway to write his famous novel “Fiesta”.

In Blanes during the week in summer hosts an international fireworks festival . And in August the Spaniards celebrate the Ascension of the virgin . In this day there are religious processions, mystery.

In Buñol on the last week of August is a national holiday — Tomatina . It implies the end of summer, and culminates in a battle of the tomatoes and the main attributes of the Spanish festival of color — music and dancing. It is celebrated for more than 70 years. Every year on Tomatina in Spain explodes about 100 tons of tomatoes at forty thousand participants. In addition to General fun at this festival you can taste delicious dishes, take a dip in the pool filled with tomato juice.

One of the biggest celebrations in Spain is the feast of the virgin of Pilar and at the same time is a national holiday in Spain . what takes place on October 12. This day is considered the day ’s Spanish civilization”. National holiday of Spain attracts tourists concerts, performances, fireworks show, dance, music and sporting events.

On 24 December the Spanish Catholics celebrate Christmas Eve . It’s a family holiday, which is a gala dinner and exchange gifts. In villages still preserved a tradition, according to which children sing Christmas songs and get a reward in the form of coins and sweets. 25 December in Spain comes Christmas and Papa Noel (Santa Claus). There are pagan elements in the conduct of the holiday season — the celebration of Hogueras — the day of the winter solstice. On this day, bonfires and jump over them, believing in the cleansing power of fire.

Christmas — a great reason for Spaniards to unite family and friends for the holiday table. An important attribute of this great day is considered “Belen” — the layout, which means the birth of Christ. Believers must come to the Christmas service in the Church. It’s still a small part of the celebrations and festivals that take place in Spain. Because of the cheerful temperament of the people and traditional all kinds of events with a particularly large scale Spain so I love tourists.

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