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America Day in Asturias
San Mateo Fiesta
Oviedo, Spain
19th September

 
 

Back in the day many people from Oviedo went to live in America. Many of them would return in the summer for a holiday. One of the best events and entertainment in Spain, this event is to celebrate the fiestas that were held on their return.
 Thousands of people take part in these events making it a real party with colourful parades,  floats, folk groups and bands, with representation from Latin American countries, some countries in Europe, and from towns and villages in the region.  The parades start with traditional parade of “haigas”, the old name for the huge American cars that emigrants brought back with them. This great parade started as a tribute to the many Asturian emigrants to America who used to come back to visit Asturias in the summer. Close to 2,000 people take part in this colourful parade with floats, folk groups and bands, with representation from Latin American countries, some countries in Europe, and from towns and villages in the region. Diplomats, politicians and personalities habitually attend the festivities, which get underway with the traditional parade of “haigas”, the old name for the huge American cars that emigrants brought back with them
 


Oviedo
 Asturias
Tourist Office:
Calle Marqués de Santa Cruz, 1
- 33007 Oviedo (Asturias)
Tel. +34 985227586
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