Fiestas

Fiestas

As you will all know Spain is the home of the fiesta!! There are various types, romerias are religious pilgrimages, the ferias translate as a fair, generally associated with an day off for the workers and of course the fiestas which translates as a party. In all, whatever they call it, it involves celebration with plenty of food and wine!!!!!!!!

Every village has at least one big summer fiesta, lasting a week or more sometimes!! The town halls pay for lots of different entertainments during the week,such as outside cinema or theatre, foam parties,fun sports events,bouncy castles and fair ground rides for the kids. The main nights come on the Friday and Saturday, with live bands and dancing in the village square and there is always a free lunch and drinks at some point!!!!!

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The Three Kings Procession Albox 2013

The first fiesta of the year is February the 28th which is Andalucia day. Nothing horsey on this one, but free food, usually a big paella and local wine. The last fiesta of the year is the first weekend in November, and this is in the big local market town “Albox”. This is a big fiesta, with a horse sale, demonstrations and a ribbon race, “la cinta”, with all the riders invited for a dinner in “la Parilla” . The fiesta itself has lots of beer tents, a huge fair with all the run rides and music tents with top DJ’s.

In between these dates there are fiestas on a regular basis. The bulk are from June to September. If your holiday coincides with a fiesta we will always give you the option to get involved at no extra cost.

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