Zaragoza Pilar Fiesta
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Zaragoza Pilar Fiesta
 October 8 to 16 2011
Zaragoza (Zaragoza)
 


Some of the most popular events in Spain occur In October during the Zaragoza Pilar Fiestas.

The Pilar Fiestas are the main annual fiestas in the regional capital of Aragon and are some of the popular fiestas and traditional events in Spain, and include by a wide variety of activities for al the family that fill the streets with fun, colour and entertainment for a week at the least. The fiesta includes events such as theatre performances, concerts, children's entertainment (puppet shows, clowns, magic...), shows, dance, bullfights, craft exhibitions, all kinds of music (from regional folk to pop-rock and electronic sounds at the Independent Music Festival) and many more.
 
 
There are also fireworks, the traditional "Giants and Big-heads" parade, sports competitions and exhibitions. The "peņas" (fiesta associations) also play a vital role at the celebrations, which get underway with an opening speech at the Town Hall.
 
 

 

 
 
The most important day is 12 October, the feast of La Virgen del Pilar, patron saint of the city. A mass Floral Offering takes place from early that morning: thousands of people from all over the world, dressed in traditional costumes, come to Plaza del Pilar Square to leave flowers before the Virgin. Meanwhile, 13 October sees the Offering of Fruit. And at dusk, the Rosario de Cristal takes place. It is a procession of carriages and glass lanterns that runs through the streets of Zaragoza.
 

 October 8 to 16 2011
Zaragoza (Zaragoza)