Spain has some unique festivals all over the world. These carnivals are so wild and amusing at the same time that every year, thousands of people visit Spain to enjoy them. Here is a list of some of the best festivals throughout the year so that you can plan your Tour to Spain accordingly:
1. La Tamborrada (Drum Festival)
At the beginning of the year, La Tamborrada is one of the most famous Spanish festivals of Spain. The carnival begins at midnight and continues for the next 24 hours.
You will see people of all ages and gender actively partaking in the festival and playing drums throughout the night and day. Although it can be noisy, for the locals, it is a way to connect with their identity.
Venue: San Sebastián, Spain
Date: 20th January
2. Las Fallas De Valencia (Festival Of Fire)
Las Fallas De Valencia, also renowned as the Festival of Fire, harbors a long age-old history. The bright decoration of this carnival makes it unique from others.
The festival goes on for five days on the streets of the beautiful city of Spain, Valencia. The citizens wear 18th Century outfits, enjoy parties, and watch parades. The festival ends with the burning of the ninots, a type of doll.
Venue: Valencia, Spain
Date: 15th– 19th March
3. Semana Santa (Holy Week)
Semana Santa, or the Holy Week, is the most celebrated religious festival in Spain. Every year thousands of men and women crowd the streets to catch a glimpse of the sculpture of the church’s patron saint. Shrouded by hundreds of candles, it looks mystical.
If you are fond of religion, you should visit the festival. Even if you are not, you will still enjoy the carnival.
Venue: Seville, Malaga
Date: 10th–17th April
4. Feria Del Caballo (Horse Fair)
If you love horses, this Spanish festival Feria Del Caballo will be a paradise for you. The carnival is all about various breeds of horses.
The festivity began in 1955 with a Domecq Sherry family in Jerez De La Frontera. You will witness people dressed up as cowboys riding horses and playing polo. Moreover, the parade of carriages looks beautiful.
Venue: Jerez De La Frontera
Date: 7th–14th May
5. Feria De Abril (April Fair Of Seville)
This festival of Seville, Spain, Feria De Abril, will take you on a journey of the bygone era. You will find the city unfolding its magical charm during the festival.
The festival lasts for six long days. The Sevillanos dressed in elegant clothes parade around in horse-drawn carriages. You will enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of the natives eating, drinking, and dancing till dawn.
Venue: Seville, Spain
Date: 1st–7th May
6. Cordoba Patios Festival
Harboring the century-long tradition, Cordoba Patios Festival is beautiful beyond words. During this time of the carnivals, the natives decorate their courtyards with hundreds of colorful flowers and plants to celebrate the art.
If you are planning a tour of Cordoba, set the date for the first week of May. The weather stays pleasant during this time. Plus, you will get a chance to experience the stunning vista.
Venue: Cordoba, Spain
Date: 3rd-15th May
7. The Haro Wine Festival
Do you love wine? If you do, then how about soaking in the wine? You might think it crazy, but it is what the people of Haro do each year. Thousands of people pour red wine on themselves and everybody around them.
The Haro wine festival began in the 13th century in Haro. It is a summer festival. The citizens are friendly and allow foreigners to join in their festivity.
Venue: Haro, La Rioja province
Date: 28th–30th June
8. San Fermin (Pamplona Bull Run)
How do you feel about having a bull chasing you? Does it seem frightening? Well, it is a festival in Pamplona city in Spain.
Every year, thousands of people run in front of angry bulls. Moreover, they wear red to stimulate the bulls. This religious festival of San Fermin has been in France since the 1400s.
Venue: Pamplona, Spain
Date: 6th–14th July
9. Festa Major De Gracia (Gracia Festival)
The Festa Major de Gracia is one of the most vibrant street festivals in Gracia, Spain. The history of the festivity dates back to 1817.
If you visit the city during this time, you will see splashes of bright colors wherever you look. Enjoy your holiday by listening to music, watching the parade, and savoring delicious foods.
Venue: Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
Date: 15th-21st August
10. La Tomatina (Tomato Fight Festival)
Have you watched Zindagi na Milegi dobara? If you have, you must be well aware of this eccentric festival in Spain. Every year thousands of locals and tourists gather in the city of Buñol during this tomato revelry.
Participate in this festival with your family or friends. Go crazy smashing and throwing tomatoes.