OPSpain Holidays

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  • La Feria de Abril

    La Feria de Abril
    Seville's April Fair (La Feria de Abril) is a huge annual event on the extensive list of festivals taking place in the city.La Feria de abril de Sevilla, is held in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain.In 2010 we believe the dates will be 20-25th April. There are over 1000 marquees, known as 'casetas' at the event site, most of which have ongoing flamenco performances, loud music and a bar.
  • Moros y Cristianos

    Moros y Cristianos
    How: People dress up as soldiers in a number of 28 armies and march around all day to the sound of music getting ready to go to war.
    Who: The towns people watch the armies march down the streets to the beat of the music playing.
    What: The towns people line the streets and watch the soldiers head off to war.
    When: This event takes place between the 22nd and the 24th of April.
    Where: This Spanish holiday takes place in all different cities along the Spanish coast.
  • La Feria de Abril Continued

    La Feria de Abril Continued
    At noon every day there is a procession called the 'Paseo de Caballos' in which local girls in their full flamenco outfit are pulled through the city in beautiful carriages by splendid horses. In the evening some of the year's top bullfights take place at the Plaza de Toros de Maestranza with tickets selling out well in advance.
  • Moros y Cristianos

    Moros y Cristianos
    Why: This festival acts out a part of Spanish history demonstrating the battles between the Arabs and the Christians that took place in the region centuries ago.
  • Pamplona Bull Running Continued

    Pamplona Bull Running Continued
    The actual run stretches from the corral at Santo Domingo where the bulls are kept, to the bullring where they will fight that same afternoon.
  • Pamplona Bull Running

    Pamplona Bull Running
    The Pamplona bull run takes place at 8am every morning from 7th to 14th July. Thousands of people congregate in the square awaiting the mayor's official announcement that the fiestas have begun, a rocket is launched and the partying begins. the modern day celebration has evolved from individual commercial and bullfighting fiestas which can be traced back to the 14th century. Music, dancing, bullfights, and fireworks are feafeatures of the festival. (Continue on the next point)
  • Castellers De Vilafranca

    Castellers De Vilafranca
    To discover why Catalans have such a terrifying fascination with building human pyramids, or towers, one has to go back to the 17th century, when a Valencian dance, the Ball de Valencians, involving quite a small number of people balancing on each other’s shoulders, was popular. It is this dance that has gradually evolved into the current tradition.
  • Castellers de Vilafranca Continued

    Castellers de Vilafranca Continued
    Catalan festivals are amongst the very wildest in Spain. One can anticipate concerts, theatrical performances, recitals, fairs, ear-splitting firework displays, giant figures, typical Catalan dances – sardanas – and parties that last all night to blend in with the next day’s activities.the most famous of all the groups of Castellers originate from Vilafranca del Penedès and they can often be seen, in their distinctive green shirts, performing throughout Catalonia during the summer.
  • La Tomatina

    La Tomatina
    How: They celebrate this holiday by throwing tomatoes at each other.
    Who: The towns people from Buonol celebrate this holiday.
    What: They throw tomatoes at each other.
    When: This holiday happens on every last Wednesday of August between 11am and 1pm.
  • La Tomatina Continued

    La Tomatina Continued
    Why: They celebrate this holiday for the enjoyment for them and the towns people. This holiday got started because a group of friends were throwing tomatoes at each other for unknown reasons and accidentally hit a officer and soon enough, the towns people were having a lot of fun throwing tomatoes at each other and because they had so much fun they made it a holiday