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Interesting Fiestas and Festivals of Granada

By James Purefoy Subscribe to RSS | June 30th 2012 | Views:
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Granada is renowned as the Spanish Moorish jewel; it is considered the precious pearl tourists are looking for. This Andalusia capital has many great Spanish history offerings especially the majestic Alhambra attraction but it is its numerous fiestas and festivals that entice its tourists.

Cultural offering

Granada has plenty of colorful cultures which tourists would enjoy. The diverse cultural influences from the various epochs make Granada a most interesting place to holiday. Tourists can enjoy more than the fun in the sun on the beaches; there are many fiestas which are religiously celebrated in Granada.

Tourists would enjoy Granada for the various fiestas that are celebrated throughout the year.

Fiesta schedule

In January, there is the Fiesta de la Reconquista or the festival of Re-conquest. This festival comprises many processions which are part of the regal celebrations of any festival in Granada. The town hall would be well decorated with many banners sporting Spain’s previous Re-conquest kings.

Easter holds many fiestas and festivals; there would be somber processions on Good Friday with prayers while dancing and celebrations come on Sunday with plenty of beautiful processions.

The month of May celebrates the Day of the Cross; this is where the town is decorated with lots of crosses and flowers. This leads to Granada’s famous International Theater Festival at the end of May. Next, there is the festival of Corpus Cristi which is widely celebrated with numerous processions as well as bullfights.

June 29th celebrates the Albaicin Festival where thousands of pilgrims come on horses and horse coaches. This is where the saint San Miguel is widely esteemed and celebrated. Dances and music accompany the European International Music and Dance Festival where song and music performances are available at the Alhambra palace as well as in the Generalife gardens’ open air theatre.

Origins

These fiestas and festivals in Granada come about from the centuries of history through the various cultural influences in the region; these include the Phoenicians, Moors and Christian Re-conquest throughout the different epochs.

Each culture holds its own endearing charms which are widely and strongly upheld in a fiesta or folklore in Granada. These fiestas and festivals are very popular with tourists while they are highly revered by the locals. The local inhabitants have been faithfully practicing the fiestas and festivals throughout the ages from one generation to the next.

Many of these fiestas and festivals are celebrated over many days with great preparation and planning that would astound and delight any tourist to Granada.

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