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Festivals in Spain 2014.

San Isidro fiesta terminate yesterday, but don’t worry because the fiestas are just started and below are some to keep in mind:

24 September: Fiesta De La Mercé, Barcelona
This celebration honors Our Lady of Mercy (La Mercè), the city’s patron saint. Free music concerts, from traditional to contemporary, are held in the plazas (particularly Plaça de Catalunya and Plaça Sant Jaume) .

7–8 September: Fiestas de la Mare de Deu de la Salut in Algemesí, Valencia
The main local festival in Algemesí dates back to the Middle Ages and has been awarded the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage designation.

27 August: La Tomatina, Buñol, west of Valencia
This is the world-renowned, tomato-flinging festival held on the last Wednesday of August.

6–14 July: Running of the Bulls (Fiesta de San Fermín), Pamplona
Probably Spain’s most famous festival, this is a magnet for thrill-seekers and spectators alike.

Late June to July: International Festival of Music and Dance, Granada
A celebration of flamenco and classical music that traces its origins back to the 1880s, and combines the vibrant energy of Spanish guitars, castanets and flamenco dancers.

Mid-June: El Colacho (Baby Jumping) Festival, Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos.
The uniquely Spanish festival sees townspeople dress up in colourful costumes and form a queue to leap over a mattress laden with babies born during the previous 12 months.

23 June: Night of San Juan, Valencia region
In this festival, you won’t see costumes or religious parades, but rather it’s a paegan celebration of the Summer Equinox.

Late May: Feria de la Manzanilla in Sanlucar de Barrameda
If you like your sherry this should be right up your street.

Spring/Summer: Moors and Christians Festivals
La Fiesta de Moros y Cristianosis a celebration of the victory over the Moors in the 13th-century.

Mid-June: El Colacho (Baby Jumping) Festival, Castrillo de Murcia, near Burgos.
The uniquely Spanish festival sees townspeople dress up in colourful costumes and form a queue to leap over a mattress laden with babies born during the previous 12 months.

23 June: Night of San Juan, Valencia region
In this festival, you won’t see costumes or religious parades, but rather it’s a paegan celebration of the Summer Equinox.

Biniam Ghezai photography

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