MGM Spain Holidays

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  • Apr 21, 1276

    Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians)

    Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians)
    This festival runs from April 21st to April 24th every year. This holiday is celebrated because of the Battle of Alcoy in 1275, when St George helped beat the Moorish forces, which were lead by Al Azraq (the celebration started the year after 1275). This is celebrated in Spain every year, in over 150 cities. Spainish Armies celebrate as well as locals, who often renact the battle. They also set of fireworks and wear colorful costumes.
  • La Feria de abril de Sevilla (Seville Spring Fair)

    La Feria de abril de Sevilla (Seville Spring Fair)
    This holiday normally begins Monday at midnight, usually 2 weeks after Semana Santa, or the Holy Week. It is six days long. It started in 1847. This holiday is held in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain. Locals and tourists celebrate this holiday together every year. They aren't celebrating this for a person. This holiday was originally created to be a livestock fair, but now is more of a party or carnival and anyone can participate in it. There are games, rides, fireworks, and dancing.
  • Seville Spring Fair continued

    There are parades every day and bullfighting. There are tents with activities, clubs, or food available to buy.
  • Castellers de Vilafranca

    Castellers de Vilafranca
    This holiday was first celebrated in 1948. It is celebrated once a year, usually in august or september. This holiday was formed because of a new public interest in human tower building in 1948. It takes place in Catalonia. People of the offical group called Castellers de Vilafranca actually make the tower, but anyone can watch the towers be built. This holiday is celebrated by making giant human towers that sometimes can be up to nine "stories" tall.