MC Spain Holidays

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  • Moros y Cristianos

    In Alcoy, Spain, the festival of Moros and Cristianos was created to celebrate the time where St. George helped defeat the Moorish forces that were led by Al Azraq in the Alcoy. The festival lasts four days, in which 28 "armies" reenact the battle.This festival is four days of noise, color, and fun as mock battles take place in the streets.
  • Seville April Fair

    In Seville, the Seville April Fair is a huge series of festivals. The fair begins on the Monday about two weeks after Semana Santa. It ends the following Sunday at midnight with a fireworks show. In 2011, the fair should take place between the 10th of May and the 15 or May. At noon every day, there is a procession called Paseo de Caballos, then there are some of the year's top bullfights in the evening. This popular fair is a fun and colorful experiance.
  • Castellers de Vilafranca

    During the summer in Catalonia, the Castellers de Vilafranca will build human towers up to 10 people high. The tradition started in the 17th century with a popular dance done in the area where people would form human towers. Soon, this turned into castelling. This tradition dissapeared for a while, but the Castellers de Vilafranca came to be in 1948, turning Castelling into a very popular sporting event these days.
  • Pamplona Bull Running (San Fermin)

    The Pamplona Bull Running is a popular fiesta that takes place in Pamplona. It starts at noon on the 6th of July. The festivities are celebrated with music and bull fighting. The Bull Run starts on the 7th at 8:00 am and stretches from the corral at Santa Domingo to the bullring where the bulls will fight in the afternoon.
    The fiesta is thought to have started in the 13th century where it was combined with the religious holiday San Fermin in October. It was later moved to July.
  • La Tomatina

    La Tomatina is the world's largest annual foodfight. It happens on the last wednesday of August in Bunyol, near Valencia. The festival was thought to have began in the 1940's when a group of young people wanted to join in a parade, but accedentally knocked down of the figures with a big head. It got up and started swinging out at everyone. The young people started throwing tomatoes at it. This throwing of tomatoes soon became a tradition and evolved into the enormous foodfight it is today.