Festivals in Andalusia
Andalusia is fiesta country, and it is said that there is a festival happening somewhere in the region on almost every day of the year. These colourful and joyful events are a must see.
Parties in Vejer
Spring Fair, usually held in the month of April. It is the first of the Andalusian Fairs, linked to the tradition of “Selected Cattle and Horses”, highlighting the regional dance contests, horse rides, clay pigeon shooting, horseback riding… You can breathe a flamenco atmosphere and very rociero with booths in the environment of the whole fair.
Romería, on May 7th. In honor of the Patron Saint of Vejer, it is celebrated in the surroundings of the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Oliva in a day in the countryside just 5 km from the town of Vejer.
“Candelá” of San Juan, on June 23rd. Deeply rooted in Vejer, it is celebrated on the eve of San Juan. Contest of dolls or juanillos that concludes with the final burning of the same and with the release of three bulls of fire, accompanied by music in the Plaza de España.
Beginning the weekend before Ash Wednesday, the Cadiz Carnival is a ten-day party consisting of processions, concerts, children’s shows, puppets, fireworks and much more. It is the biggest annual carnival on mainland Spain.
Semana Santa in Seville
Evening Celebration in Honor of the Patron Saint of Vejer, the Virgin of La Oliva, from August 10th to August 24th. Crowd and various cultural, social and religious events in honor of the Patron Saint, the Virgen de la Oliva. We highlight the day 15, since following the tradition, the Virgin goes out in procession through the streets of the town, as well as the celebration of the Flamenco Night, declared of “National Tourist Interest of Andalusia”
No other festival reflects so closely the idiosyncrasy of the Andalusian people. The fairs are events where generosity, joy, color, dance and wine come together and openly welcome all who want to participate. Wednesday, the entire city immerses itself for ten days in these traditional festivities, where the chirigotas, choirs, and comparsas cleverly and wittily satirize the events that have occurred throughout the year with the sharpness and humor characteristic of Cádiz. It is the biggest annual carnival on mainland Spain.