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Come and enjoy the festivities in Andalusia

May 14, 2020 | Cultural

of Any excuse is good for getting to know the charms of all the southern corners of the peninsula. But whether the visit also coincides with the celebration of some of the
celebrations in Andalusia, the visit can be repeated. On the
Andalusian lands, heathen and religious events are heterogeneous and
every year, a large number of people who decide to become
get closer to experience these celebrations up close. Put on your calendar
the dates of the holidays in Andalusia to plan a getaway. You don’t
you will not regret visiting these typical Andalusian festivals that we will be glad to
let’s introduce.

 

 

THE BEST PARTIES IN ANDALUSIA

 

 

 

1. MAY CROSS TO GRENADE

 

 

 

The May Crosses in Granada is one of the most famous festivals in Andalusia. At the beginning of the fifth month of the year the districts, streets and squares of the city mount their crosses decorated with flowers in a space where the traditional Manila shawls, ceramic dishes and plates and elements made with the help of taracea (inlay), an art of Arab origin typical of the city of the Alhambra, can also be found. The women are dressed in the traditional flamenco costume and the men in a bullfighter’s outfit and on the day of the cross everyone is visited along a route where you can enjoy the best wine, the best folk dance and lots of laughter..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross
of May in Grenade

 

 

 

2. CORDOBA COURSE

 

 

 

The Caliphate city of Cordoba gets dressed up during the month of May to cover itself with flowers. The inhabitants carefully decorate their balconies and courtyards for a tradition that dates back to the Arab period. The space between the entrance to the house and the main door, known as the porch, and the stone courtyards were dressed with vegetation to humidify and refresh the first warm months. Since then, the tradition has been preserved and there is even now a competition to choose the most beautiful decoration. Don’t hesitate to visit Cordoba during this event, where you will be able to discover the beauty of its streets while enjoying delicious tapas and good Andalusian wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place
of Cordoue

 

 

 

3. EL ROCÍO D’ALMONTE (HUELVA)

 

 

 

The route to Rocío is one of the most famous pilgrimages in Spain with the Way of St. James. The White Dove, that is how the Virgin of El Rocío is known, waits in her hermitage in Almonte de Huelva for the pilgrims to arrive to take her out in a procession on Pentecost Sunday. This procession is one of the most popular religious events in Andalusia. Decorated carts and horses set off from all over Andalusia to meet the Virgin. On the way, women dress in flamenco fashion and men in bullfighter’s clothing and Spanish guitar and flamenco songs accompany the pilgrims. You can’t miss this important manifestation of Andalusian folklore..

 

 

 

 

 

 

El
Rocío d’Almonte (Huelva)

 

 

 

4. APRIL FAIR OF SÉVILLE

 

 

 

Lanterns and endless colours. Don’t hesitate to travel to Seville to enjoy its April fair. The stands at the fairgrounds are full of people dancing Sevillanas and tasting the region’s great wines. Ham and cheese plates are the protagonists, alongside flamenco costumes. On the other hand, the horses walk through the alleys and the festive and cheerful atmosphere spreads everywhere. Without a doubt one of the most fun days in the Spanish panorama, which has attracted the attention of the international public..

 

 

 

 

 

 

April fair of Séville

 

 

 

5. HOLY WEEK OF MALAGA

 

 

 

Among the most important facets of the Andalusian tradition is religion. One of the most solemn and respectful, but also very spectacular, celebrations is Holy Week. If you come to Málaga you cannot miss one of the most important events of the year. The people of Málaga carry their most revered images in processions accompanied by music and Nazarenes (penitents adorned with tunics, capes and the hidden face). The ornamentation of the thrones and the artistic richness of the compositions make this week one of the most special of the year in Málaga. In addition to the artistic value, you can not miss the typical song, the saeta, which is closely related to flamenco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLY WEEK OF Malaga

 

 

 

6. CARNIVALS OF CADIZ

 

 

 

Grace and
the shamelessness of the people of Cadiz were present at its carnival. Considered
as one of the most famous in Spain, the Grand Theatre Falla de
the city is the nerve centre of all parties. Within its four walls has
the famous joke and comradeship contest, where, suspiciously and in a
ironically, through the music, one criticizes the most important moments of
the year. Don’t hesitate to go to Cadiz for the Carnival.
The atmosphere that is lived in its streets and the colours that envelop every corner.
of the city, in addition to the joy and sympathy of the inhabitants, is the best
argument for spending a few days holiday there.

 

 

 

Gran Teatro Falla Cádiz Carnavals de Cadix

 

 

 

Carnivals
from Cadiz

 

 

 

7.  AUGUST FAIR IN MALAGA

 

 

The Malaga fair stands out from the rest
Andalusian fairs thanks to its wide activity, day and night. In the morning,
the streets of the centre are filled with people dancing the
Sevillanas and drink wine cooked to the sound of applause. When the
sun falls, the fairgrounds open their doors for
give way to concerts, music, attractions for the more
small and a long list of activities. Games of skill are mixed with the
famous raffle and delicious cotton candy. Don’t hesitate to get dressed
flamenco style and come to this fair to enjoy the joy of the
south.

 

 

 

Foire d’Août à Malaga

 

 

 

Foire
d’Août à Malaga

 

 

 

8. JEREZ HORSE FAIR (CADIZ)

 

 

Every month
of May, Jerez de la Frontera is preparing to host the Fair of the
Horse, one of the most important in Spain in this field. Some specimens
from every corner of the country and every race are going
to this city to be evaluated and contemplated. Animals parade through
the main streets of the compound and their splendour blends with the music…
flamenco, fine wine and regional costumes. You can’t go to
next to one of the most symbolic animals in Spain. This fair will surprise you with its beauty.

 

 

 

Foire du Cheval de Jerez (Cadix)

 

 

 

Foire
du Cheval de Jerez (Cadix)

 

 

 

9. HUELVA’S COLOMBINE FESTIVALS

 

 

The Holidays
Colombines are the celebrations that take place every year in the
city of Huelva to commemorate the various events that took place
history related to the Discovery of America. They take place during the
the first days of August, which recall the departure of Christopher Columbus from
Palos de la Frontera to the New World. Every year the festivities are dedicated to
to a Spanish city, a Latin American country or a special event for
the townspeople.

 

 

 

Fêtes Colombines de Huelva

 

 

 

Fêtes
Colombines de Huelva

 

 

 

10. JEREZ MOTORCYCLE CIRCUIT (CADIZ)

 

 

It’s not about
of a traditional Andalusian fiesta, but it has become an authentic
tradition. The motorcycle circuit of Jerez hosts competitions
national and international and opens its doors to thousands of visitors every year.
of motorcycle lovers. Situated in a valley, the track benefits from a mild climate.
and the particular beauty of the Andalusian landscape. The route is surrounded
of hills on which stand large tribunes that provide a view
magnificent for the 250000 or so spectators who come to the
on the circuit. If you like sports, you can’t miss out on this
appointment if you’re passing through Andalusia.

 

 

 

fêtes en Andalousie - circuito jerez

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circuit
motos à Jerez (Cadix)

 

 

 

11. HORSE RACING IN SANLÚCAR

 

 

Since more
150 years old, the town of Cadiz de Sanlucar de Barrameda becomes
the centre of attention for the unique celebration on the beaches of the
horses. Visitors can watch the show from the sand
completely free of charge and even place bets.

 

 

 

The races of
horses take place during the month of August. They take place during two
alternating weeks, for three days each. Also always at bedtime
the sun and taking advantage of the large space left by the low tide on the beach.

 

 

 

It is about
currently one of the oldest in Spain and one of the oldest
of Europe. They are declared of interest
international tourism in 1997.

 

 

 

fêtes en Andalousie - Les courses de chevaux de Sanlúcar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrera
de caballos en Sanlúcar

 

 

 

12. KILLING OF VEGETABLES FROM CALABAZARES (HUELVA)

 

 

Famous for
the traditional slaughter of the Iberian pig, the Sierra de Huelva is the scene of a rite of passage.
old in Calabazares. Here you will attend the ‘Matanza’ every two years.
Vegetal’, born as an homage to the gardener and during which is recovered the
traditional collection of vegetables and their processing and bottling
artisanal, as it was done in the past.

 

 

 

Exhibitions
of agricultural tools, conferences, shows, as well as samples of
bottled tomatoes and guided tours of the fertile orchards of villages make
part of a program planned in the Sierra.

 

 

 

Matanza Vegetal de Calabazares

 

 

 

Matanza
Vegetal de Calabazares

 

 

 

13. NUIT DU VIN À CÓMPETA (MÁLAGA)

 

 

 

In mid-August, the
day labourers from the villages of Axarquia meet to demand
to the Virgin of the Assumption a good harvest. They used to celebrate like this before
to leave for the farms, from which they didn’t return until October.
with the grapes and raisins and already trampled or wrapped. From this
celebration was born the “Noche del Vino” of Cómpeta, one of the most important
traditional inland of the Costa del Sol in summer..

 

 

 

In accordance with the
tradition, every August 15th the fandangos of Cómpeta and the
verdial singers. In addition, a complete program of activities is developed.
and we eat the crumbs. actividades y se comen migas

 

 

 

fêtes en Andalousie - Nuit du vin à Competa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noche
del vino de Cómpeta

 

 

 

14. THE DANCE, PROTAGONIST IN VILLABLANCA (HUELVA)

 

 

Sitting on the
place of a white village in Andalusia and enjoy such unknown dances
such as African rhythms, Aztec sones or travelling to the Far East to
through music is possible in Villablanca, in the province of Huelva.

 

 

 

This little village
celebrates its major celebrations during the last week of August, in honour of
the Virgen de la Blanca, who goes out in procession on the last Sunday of the month, and
is accompanied by the traditional and folkloric dance of the Palos.

 

 

 

fêtes en Andalousie - La dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festiva
de Danza Villablanca

 

 

 

15. LE CORPUS DE GRENADE

 

 

 

The whole city
feels the Corpus and dresses in Corpus during those days when all Granada
participates in theatres, concerts, shows … you will find everything you need to know about the
you need to enjoy 100% of one of the most joyful traditions
of this town.

 

 

 

The Feria itself
begins the Thursday before Corpus Christi Thursday and ends the following Sunday.
You will be able to enjoy the procession of one of the most beautiful monstrances in
Andalusia. All Granada is transferred to a compound on the outskirts of the
city, with stands and attractions of all kinds, a place for
drinking, eating, dancing and having a good time with entertaining people and
who want to have a good time

 

 

 

fêtes en Andalousie - Corpus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corpus

 

 

 

16. BURNING JUANILLOS

 

 

The Feast of
mystical reminiscences known as the ‘Quema de los Juanillos’ brand at the
Cádiz the arrival of summer. The party starts the night before, on the 23rd. The
bonfires are made with puppets symbolizing celebrities or
important facts that are particularly amusing. The original dolls
burn at dusk in what is known as the Juanillos fire.
In these fires, with an air of ritual, is left behind the past and
burn everything that needs to be forgotten.

 

 

 

Fiestas Andaluzas que no puedes perderte - Quema de los Juanillos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quema
de los Juanillos

 

 

 

17. SEA PROCESSIONS IN HONOUR OF EL CARMEN

 

 

July 16th is
celebrated the festival in honor of the Virgen del Carmen. This Saturday, the
fishermen decorate their boats and sound the siren of the bay in
their boss’s honor. The feast of the Virgin Mary is usually celebrated in
most of the municipalities of maritime tradition on the Andalusian coast.

 

 

 

La Virgen del
Carmen is a maritime tradition that is lived with fervour and a great deal of
devotion. There are many places that celebrate great processions…
maritime on the occasion of the Carmen celebrations. The image is transferred
from their churches at the harbor or the beach. It’s embarked to travel
the coast accompanied by decorated pleasure boats crowded with worshippers.

 

 

 

fêtes en Andalousie - El Carmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Procesión
de la Virgen del Carmen

 

 

 

18. PÈLERINAGE DE LA VIRGEN DE LA CABEZA.

 

 

 

It is considered
as the oldest in Spain. The Pilgrimage of the Virgen de la Cabeza
Andújar concentrates every year half a million people in the sanctuary…
of El Cerro del Cabezo, in the Sierra Morena…

 

 

 

fêtes en Andalousie - Virgen de la Cabeza

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virgen
de la Cabeza

 

 

 

19. SAN LUCAS EN JAÉN.

 

 

 

This is the
the last of Andalusia’s major festivals. It is celebrated in mid
October, as the last bullfighting feria of the season. The
feria de la Vestida welcomes during the week of the fair thousands of visitors.
visitors day and night.

 

 

 

fêtes en Andalousie - San Lucas en Jaén

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virgen
de la Cabeza

 

 

 

20. FERIA DE PEDRO ROMERO ET CORRIDA GOYESCA.

 

 

 

Ronda celebrates the
the first week of September the Feria and the Festivities of Pedro Romero, the only ones
in the world dedicated to a bullfighter.

 

 

 

The Rondeños
enjoy the celebrations with a greater weight of the Day Feria in the
downtown. The Feria Pedro Romero de Ronda is the main attraction of the city.
in the traditional Corrida Goyesca. The Goyescas combines the unique spectacle
of this singular race, with the incomparable Maestranza de Ronda.

 

 

 

fêtes en Andalousie - La Goyesca

 

 

 

 

 

 

La
Goyesca

 

 

 

21. JORNADAS ESCOCESAS. DOUGLAS DAY EN TEBA (MÁLAGA)

 

 

 

In the city of
Teba in Málaga, takes place every year in the month of August since the 13 years on the days
of Scotland, this festival commemorates the death in 1330 of James Douglas, a
Scottish warrior who carried in his chest the embalmed heart of Robert the
Bruce, hero of Scottish independence

 

 

 

In these days there are
markets, Scottish bagpipers, various performances and
gastronomic tastings

 

 

 

Fiestas Andaluzas que no puedes perderte - Dougla's Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dougla’s
Day

 

 

 

22. FESTIVALS OF ANDALUSI AND MORA MOON (MÁLAGA)

 

 

 

The festivities
of Andalusí Embrujo take place in the city of Carratraca, they are celebrated
on the second weekend of September and it was the first festival
memorial dedicated to the old Al-Andalus..

 

 

 

La Luna Mora de
Guaro is another fiesta linked to the Andalusian past, but it is more focused on the
on the music..

 

 

 

Fiestas Andaluzas que no puedes perderte - Luna Mora

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luna
Mora

 

 

 

23. CERTAMEN REGIONAL DEL FANDANGO DE HUELVA

 

 

 

In the city of
Huelva, Villa de Paterna del Campo, the regional Fandango competition is taking place.
every summer. The fandango is a unique flamenco modality. To the sound of the guitar
the best voices of the national flamenco scene will be heard in the Spanish
competition to delight you with all their art

 

 

 

Fiestas Andaluzas que no puedes perderte - Fandango

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fandango

 

 

 

If you are planning
a trip, don’t forget to take into account these popular festivals that give
to the most remote corners of the region, to the magnificent gastronomy and to the
warmth of the people of Andalusia. A region full of culture and
folklore that will transform your vacation..

 

 

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