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Unusual holidays Spain

Spain is one of the most popular European countries among Russian tourists. This country boasts a mild climate, rich culture and resilient people. As in other countries, in Spain there are national holidays which are celebrated only in this country, or even in a particular city. Today I will talk about two of the most unusual, in my opinion, holidays Spain. This Fallas and La Tomatina.

Fallas is a celebration of spring in Valencia, which lasts from the beginning of March, and culminating in the night from 19 to 20 March. Naturally, the offensive is celebrated not only in Valencia, but also in Spain and even around the world. However, Fallas has a unique flavor that makes hundreds of thousands of people to flock to Valencia in mid-March. No wonder these days the city’s population is growing at two to three times .

Fallas something like Russian Shrovetide, because as the Russians, the Spaniards in the night from 19 to 20 March burn a huge doll. And Fallas begins on the first day of the first month of spring parade of pyrotechnics. Professional pyrotechnics several days in a row competing for the most spectacular Continue reading

Holidays Festivals Fiesta

The richness and antiquity of traditional Spanish culture, the diversity of its origins have defined the beauty and originality of the holidays celebrated annually in the villages and cities of Spain. About 200 of holidays and festivals have tourist value, and some of them are popular all over the world.

In February all over Spain celebrate carnival. It is especially interesting in Cadiz and Tenerife, where the music, the fun and the abundance of colors and flowers completely change the daily life of these cities.

– In March in Valencia organizes “Fallas”: all over the city huge sculptures are placed differently, depicting famous in the city. on March 19, the sculptures are burned in the presence of an enthusiastic crowd.

– Holy week – spring festival with lots of processions, traditional and colorful religious processions. The most original and significant of them are held in Castilla (Valladolid, Cuenca and Zamora) and in Andalusia (Seville and Malaga).

– Opens in April fair in Seville. The fair grounds are equipped every year anew, transformed into a city within a city. In the pavilions of the fair, drink, sing and dance day and night.

In may, the festival of the virgin of rocío: traditional Andalucian procession, consisting of horsemen Continue reading

Festival de La mercè

Every year, in the last days of September, Barcelona hosts the largest street festival, the main Fiesta of the Catalan capital, the festival of La mercè . For several days the city is immersed in the madness, saying goodbye to hot Sunny days and autumn meeting.

Holiday, like all the main festivities of Spain, dedicated to the patron Saint of Catalonia, the Holy mother of God (Virgen de la Merce). The tradition of the festival traces its roots to the early 20th century: the official celebration of La mercè festival was the first time in 1902.

If you are lucky enough to be in Barcelona or in one of the resort towns around it in the period from 22 to 25 September 2011, then consider yourself lucky. It’s a great opportunity to learn what is a real southern Fiesta. There is everything: musical performances, and a fantastic fireworks, sports competitions, and unusual show, and, of course, lots of wine, sangria and cava.

Officially the day of the Holy mother of God falls on 24 September, in fact, the celebrations go on throughout the week. This year, the festival officially opens on September 22 and will last until Sunday, 25.

Among the most interesting entertainment that is worth to see – of course, the famous “Castells”, or tower, built Continue reading

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