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Traditions and Fiestas in Spain

By Nancy Gallen Subscribe to RSS | August 17th 2012 | Views:
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When you talk about folkloristic traditions in Spain, bullfights and the famous Flamenco come to mind. The bullfights which thousands of tourists and also locals from all of Spain come to enjoy are held in most parts of the country. Pamplona hosts the Running of Bulls an event that is very popular during Sanfermines and it consists of bulls in the streets and people running alongside them. It is an event that can be dangerous but is still very popular none the less.

Flamenco is a musical tradition and is most particular to Andalusia. Guitar playing and dancing take center stage during the tradition and it is held within the month of April. It is an event that takes a whole week of just dancing and singing and when attending this wonderful and colorful event, you will get to also enjoy snacks and wine. When in great need to attend this event, it is most advisable that you get in the region several weeks ahead since it is quite an attraction and most hotels are filled to capacity.

El Rocio is another popular religious event that is interesting. It is an event that consists of traditional pilgrimage to El Rocio village in Huelva. It is held in May. Las Fellas is another fiesta worth checking out or attending. It is a huge enormous party that brings the city of Valencia alive with fireworks and celebrations. Next to Valencia there is the Binol town which has the La Tomatina in August. This is an interesting event that is a tomato fight. People gather in the streets and have fun mature tomato fights throwing them at each other. It is an event that not only attracts the locals but also thousands of world visitors.

La Tamburrada in San Sebastian is also a famous fiesta and it takes place during the month of February. It is a wild week full of great fun things to enjoy. Madrid on the other hand has San Isidro a fiesta taking place in May and which is also filled with bullfights. Carnival also takes place in different places including Santa Cruz in Tenerife, Sitges and Cadiz.

Spain has lots of fun fiestas and traditions which will make your holiday most enjoyable and you will also get to learn a few things about the history of the fiestas and traditions which is most interesting.

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