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 Eating 12 grapes at New Year in Spain.
 

 

 

 

Sunday April 20 - Easter Sunday 2014

 Madrid Region Cultural Festival
Festival de Otono
From October 4, 2013 to June 29, 2014
 Madrid
 http://www.madrid.org/fo/

 

 

 

 

 

April 23
Sant Jordi (St George's Day)
St George is the patron saint of Catalonia, and on the 23rd and it is traditional that
 a gentleman will give his lady a red rose, the rose being said to have sprung from where the dragon's blood fell; the ladies give their men a book.

Moros y Cristianos de Alcoy

21-23 April

It commemorates events that took place in the XIII Century, April 23rd, 1276, in the times of Jaime I the Conqueror, when the city was attacked by troops led by the Moorish captain, Al-Azraq. According to the legend, St. George appeared on horseback and came to the aid of the city. To show their gratitude, the townspeople promised to build a church in his honour, and to hold annual festivities. In Alcoi this spectacle is declared International Tourist Interest.

St. George helped save Alcoi from The Moors on  and the town has celebrated the fact every year since.

Festival of the "Embolao" bull
Vejer de la Frontera. Cádiz
www.cadizturismo.com
 Festival of the "Embolao" bull or the bull with balls on its horns. On Easter Sunday. Including an open air Dance. http://www.vejerdelafrontera.co.uk/calender.html
http://www.vejer.com/
 

 

Fiesta del Bollu - Bollu Cake Festival
Apr 24,to Apr 25,
Avilés (Asturias)

Best events in Spain-Fiesta del Bollu - Bollu Cake Festival

Entierro de la Sardina - Burial of the Sardine
Murcia
18th April

The Burial of the Sardine, the climax of the Spring Festival, is Murcia's wackiest night of the year with a crazy cavalcade of "giants" and "big-heads" (gigantes and cabezudos), torch-bearers and entertainers, demons and Brazilian samba groups. Read More

 Barcelona Guitar Festival

 

 

Mora Olive Festival

27, 28 & 29 April 2013

Big party fiesta in Mora, Toledo to celebrate the humble olive.

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Madrid Marathon

Madrid's beautiful streets will see thousands of runners taking part

in one of the most athletics events in Spain.

rock 'n' roll MADRID & 1/2 MARATHON

 28 April 2013

 

Benissa Festival

Benissa Patron Saint Festivities In honour of the Blessed Xiqueta, Valencia, Spain
Benissa Festival

20th April       More

 

Andujar

Romería de Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza
Andujar, Jaen, Andalucia. 24 April
Romeria style pilgrimage to Nuestra Señora of the Cabeza in Andújar Religious procession to the highest peak of the Sierra Morena.
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 The Royal Palma Sailing Club

Princesa Sofía Trophy

World Cup series

Olympic sailing

2 to 9 April

Sailing: Princesa Sofía Trophy
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Tarragona International Dixieland Festival
Apr 7, 2014 to Apr 13, 2014
Tarragona
http://www.tarragona.cat/cultura/teatre-dansa-musica/musica/festival-dixieland

Held at various venues in the city of Tarragona, the event focuses on the most traditional aspect of jazz, namely the New Orleans or Dixieland style, with ragtime, blues and European styles. The main venue is the Metropol Theatre, although performances are also held at other concert halls around the city.

 

 

 

International Gourmet Fair

Madrid
April 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th,

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Zújar Moors and Christians Festival
Zújar stages a re-enactment of the battles between the Moors and the Christians at an open-air theatre in the centre of the village. More

Fiestas de la Santísima Vera Cruz -

Santísima Vera Cruz Fiesta
Caravaca de la Cruz
30th April to 4th May

Saint George's Day
23rd April

St Valentine's Day in Barcelona,  Lovers Day, on St George's Day.
Men traditionally give their girlfriends a rose, girls give a book.

 

Angel Sunday
Palma de Mallorca

19th April

This festivity is celebrated at the Bellver Castle, Palma de Mallorca on the following Sunday after Easter every year.

 

"Lunes de Aguas"

Salamanca

Monday following Easter.

Monday April 21

The Spanish as we know need very little excuse for a festival- but a festival in Spain to welcome prostitutes into the city and a festival immediately after Easter is stretching things a bit.

 

"Empalaos"

Valverde de la Vera

Cáceres, Extramadura

Midnight Thursday to Friday at 12 pm April 9,

Read more about this beautiful event in Spain here

 

Itálica European Youth Festival of Greek and Roman Theatre

1 - 4 April
Santiponce
An attempt to bring classical theatre back to life, the event features tragedies and dramas from the Greek and Roman periods, performed by amateur university groups from around Europe
 

 

The Pilgrims of Les Useres
24th to 29th April,

Les Useres, Castellón

On the last Friday of April, for almost seven centuries, thirteen quiet men go from Les Useres to San Juan de Penyagolosa to request rain and peace for their town. They are the Pilgrims of Les Useres.

One of the most famous events in Spain. In total silence the 12 chosen men walk the 35 kms to to the sanctuary at Sant Joan de Penyagolosa, where they will spend the night before returning home the following day

The 12 quite pilgrims of Les Useres

35 km walk in bare feet. More

 

The "Entierro de la Sardina" (Burial of the Sardine)

Apr 30,

This fabulous and crazy event is slightly out of the norm for this time of year in Spain. An enjoyable fiesta that is part of the programme of events for the Spring Fiestas in the city of Murcia. Read More

 

Hermandades de Cordoba.

http://www.hermandadesdecordoba.es/

 

Medieval week in San Jorge de Montblanc
The legend of San Jorge (St. George).
 Montblanc
Dates
From April 20, 2013 to April 28, 2013


 

Sailing: Ruta de la Sal Regatta- Ibiza

April 3rd 2013

Easter week each year

 

The European F3 Open

 and the Campeonato de España IberGT (Spanish GT Championship) will be held at the Circuit on April 16th and 17th,

 

2013 UCI  Cycling Calendar

 01.04.2013 06.04.2013 Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco ESP

27.07.2013 27.07.2013 Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian ESP

24.08.2013 15.09.2013 Vuelta a España ESP

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 The Royal Palma Sailing Club
Princesa Sofía Trophy
World Cup series
30th March  to 6th April 2013
Sailing: Princesa Sofía Trophy
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www.sailing.org/worldcup

 

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A Romerio Style Pilgrimage to the Monastery at Santa Faz, Alicante

April 17th to 30th 2013

(Santa Faz means The Holy Face)

takes place every year. After Easter one of the most important Romerio type pilgrimages occurs in Alicante. A huge crowd, most of the local population follow the procession as it winds its way through the streets of Alicante to the monastery at Santa Faz.

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LA CARRERA DE CLÁSICOS DE LAS

10.000 VUELTAS DE NAVARRA

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Benissa Festival

26 April to 4 May

 www.benissa.net
benissa@touristinfo.net

 

 “Alfredo Krauss” Opera Festival

March to June 25,
The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria “Alfredo Krauss” Opera Festival is held every year in The Canary Islands.
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12th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF
 LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Avenida Príncipe de Asturias s/n
35010 Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las (Gran Canaria)
Tel.: +34 928491770


info@auditorio-alfredokraus.com

http://www.auditorio-alfredokraus.com

http://www.festivalcinelaspalmas.com

 

Domingo de Veleras
24th April

(final Sun of every Apr)

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Domingo de Veleras is a pilgrimage from Montoro to the shrine of one of its two patron saints, La Virgen de la Fuensanta.

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Minorca International Jazz Festival

Ciutadella de Menorca
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Running of the Bulls in Gaucín
24th April
The small Andalusian village of Gaucín celebrates Easter Sunday with a bull-run, the Toro de Cuerda. Organisers release one bull in the morning and another in the afternoon.
Plaza Gúzman El Bueno
 Gaucín is located in the south-west of the province and the square is in the centre of the village.

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Festival in Honour of Saint Brigida.
Galaroza,  Huelva

www.ayuntamientohuelva.es

 On Easter Sunday the village celebrates the "day of the egg and bun". The tradition demands that the local people go in procession to the Hermitage of Santa Brigida. In the area around the Hermitage the traditional bread with egg is eaten and bars are set up to serve drinks.
 

 

Festival. hallelujah bull festival.
Arcos de la Frontera. Cádiz

www.cadizturismo.com


Hallelujar bull Festival. Easter Sunday.
 

 

Festival. albillo monday.
18th April

 Municipality: Cumbres Mayores

Province: Huelva

www.ayuntamientohuelva.es

Festival. Albillo Monday.In Cumbres Mayores, set in the foothills of the Sierra Morena, you will see the two groups of dancing children, those from the guild of Our Lady of Hope and those from the Holy Sacrament guild. The first Dance on Albillo Monday before the Virgin Mary, a Festival that includes bullfights with young bulls and bull runs in the bullring under the Sancho 4th castle.
 

Madrid
Festimad

28 April to 8 May

: during an intense music festival in the capital, dozens of venues, large and small

in Madrid will a wide variety of acts from rock, to folk, to blues to jazz, pop and hip hop artists from around the world such as Sexy Sadie, The Rebels, Cyan, Polock, Fenech Soler, PS I Love You, Javier Alvarez, The Human League, Manos de Topo, Tonino Carotone, Doctor Explosion and La Frontera, and others.

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April 18—24. Barcelona Open Tennis
April brings the Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, aka the 59th "Trofeo Conde de Godó", the worlds top players but will Nadal win again.

http://www.barcelonaopenbancsabadell.com/

 

Festival Sos 4.8

Fatboy Slim appearing in Spain. Also Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, The Sunday Drivers, The Magic Numbers

 

MAGDALENA CELEBRATIONS

Magdalena Festivities in Castellón de la Plana
centered  on 9th April, Castellón de la Plana lives its Magdalena celebrations, held traditionally around the third Sunday during Lent. The lights and design of the Gaiates, the mascletás gunpowder, the fervour of the Romería de les Canyes, the music and many traditional acts that cheer up streets and plazas of Castellón de la Plana during these major celebrations..
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12th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF

 LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

1st to 9th April 2011

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MOTO GP

The best motor cyclists in the world race around the Jerez circuit in the next stage of the world championship

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Palma de Mallorca

International Boat Show
30th April to 8th May

Moll Vell,

Port of Palma de Mallorca

The exhibition site occupies the waterfront opposite the Sa Llotja area of Palma. Convenient for bus routes, taxis, and private car (park underground at the cathedral. The 26th Palma International Boat Show launches a new era this year by introducing changes to bring it to the standard of other major shows such as Southampton, Genoa, or Cannes. This major exhibition showcases the Mallorca recreational boating industry and will feature up to 1500 boats of all types and sizes, as well as exhibitors representing every sector of this important industry.
This year sees a significant increase in the show area, to 30 000m2 on land and 45 000m2 on the water, and pontooons will be doubled in width to 5 metres, making it possible to exhibit longer boats of superyacht status.
 

SALÓ NÀUTIC INTERNACIONAL DE PALMA 2013
MOSTRA NÀUTICA INTERNACIONAL 2013

Palma International Boat Show 2013

Palma Old Port ( Moll Vell / Muelle Viejo ) Area

1st - 5th May 2013

Open 11.00 to 21.00 daily
11.00 to 23.00 on Friday 3rd May

 

Medieval week in San Jorge de Montblanc
The legend of San Jorge (St. George).
 Montblanc
23rd April to 3rd may

 


 

Madrid en Danza International Dance Festival

 is an event that attracts numerous dance companies from all over the world, encompassing the full range of dance styles, from classical to avant-garde, and a wide variety of national and international programmes.

 

 

Fiesta del cerezo en flor - Cherry trees in blossom festival
Spanish Hills white with Cherry Blossom
Around March 19 to April 2nd    Read More
 
Festival of the "Embolao" bull
Vejer de la Frontera. Cádiz
www.cadizturismo.com
 Festival of the "Embolao" bull or the bull with balls on its horns. On Easter Sunday. Including an open air Dance. http://www.vejerdelafrontera.co.uk/calender.html
http://www.vejer.com/
 
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