|Festivals in Castile la Mancha|
Tamborada and Easter Week of Hellín
The 'Tamborada’ of Hellín is one of the most famous and well-known celebrations in the province of Albacete, where adults and children take to the streets of the town, their number exceeding 20,000 drummers, wearing black tunics with a red neckerchief or a black hood.
It was declared a Festivity of Regional Interest for Tourists on 10 January 1985, and on 3 February 2005 the same distinction was granted to all of the celebrations of its Easter Week.
Easter Week of Tobarra
The Easter Week of Tobarra, one of the most famous and well-known celebrations in the province of Albacete, is declared a Festivity of Regional Interest for Tourists (since 6 June 1984) and a Festivity of National Interest for Tourists . The most peculiar feature of the processions are the drums that are consistently played by the penitents.
Fairs and Festivities of Albacete
Albacete (the city) celebrates its major Fairs and Festivities in honour of the Virgen de los Llanos, its patron saint, with a number of secular and religious events taking place during these days.
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Easter Week of Ciudad Real
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The Easter Week de Ciudad Real is the historical legacy of the different cultures that have crossed the city, a traditional transit zone since the Middle Ages. As a religious experience it conserves the austerity, recollection and penitential values of its origins. It was declared a Festivity of Regional Interest for Tourists on 3 December 1985.
Religious Music Week
The Religious Music Week, celebrated in the city of Cuenca, has been declared a Festivity of International Interest for Tourists. It is the fourth oldest music festival in Spain , going back to 1962, with the participation of internationally renowned orchestras, choirs and performers who play a number of compositions of sacred music.
Easter Week in Cuenca
Easter Week ('Holy Week’) is the festival par excellence in Cuenca. Considered of International Tourist Interest, it’s great beauty leaves a lasting impression. The celebrations date back to the 17th century, when the Augustines and Trinitarians formed the first two Cuencan processions when they founded the first brotherhoods.
Medieval Theatre Festival
The Hita Medieval Theatre Festival was declared a Festival of Regional Tourist Interest (11/02/1986) and of National Tourist Interest. Attending this festival offers a unique opportunity to see the "botargas" or characters that appear in the different festivities of Guadalajara province.
Festival of La Caballada
La Caballada (horse festival) of Atienza, has been celebrated on Whit Sunday since 1162. It commemorates the liberation of the child King Alfonso VIII, by a group of muleteers, when the King’s uncle Fernando II of León attempted to seize the throne. It was declared a Festival of Regional Tourist Interest on February 11, 1986, and is considered of National Tourist Interest.
The Corpus Christi in Toledo, declared of International Tourist Interest, is the imperial city’s most important festival, and one of the oldest. It is a solemn religious procession, presided over by Spain’s leading cardinal. The historic streets of Toledo are specially decorated for this brilliant procession, in which particular attention should be paid to the Custodia and the remarkable cortege that accompany it, made up of different brotherhoods and orders.
Easter Week in Toledo
Easter Week in Toledo, declared a Festival of National and Regional Tourist Interest since the 16th June 1992, is the Imperial City’s second most important festival, after the Corpus Christi.
Easter Week in Ocaña
The magnificence of the Ocañan Easter Week, merits a special section in the repertoire of festivals in this area. It is not in vain that it has been considered a Festival of Regional Tourist Interest since the 27th November 1991.
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