Well I made a quick trip to see Las Fallas, as I’d never been. I spent the whole of Thursday 19th watching las fallas, and then went to the Town Hall Square, where they burned the falla at 1 in the morning. My experience of day I
Coming from a country where the Carnival is sun, heat, rumba, dancing girls in bikinis and samba dancing, finding a Carnival with masks that are so elaborate and elegant and elaborate dresses as well in the dead pf winter is something
August Fair, the great fair Malagueña, is visited by tourists from around the world in search of fun and culture on the historic streets of Malaga. At night, the party continues on Campus Cortijo de Torres until dawn.
The biggest party in Seville is the April Fair. It is celebrated every year on the dates after Easter, in general, two weeks after Holy Week and starting in the month of April.
For its celebration, they arrange an urbanized
I'm still recovering from Barcelona's patron saint festival. More than a week of activities, parades, and spectacles in the streets. With a charming program, the fiestas de la Mercè have transformed into an explosion of life in an
You can enjoy the bonfires of St. John during the month of June. Wherever you go, you’ll find burning fires at night, and even fireworks on Postiguét beach. Nightlife is guaranteed as there are impromptu stands set up all over the
They say that this is the third busiest carnival after the carnivals of Rio de Janeiro and Venice. I went to Cologne mostly because it was the most accessible for me and as I have not been to the others, I'm sorry but I can not make a
During the second week of July (almost the same time as the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona), locals in Denia celebrate the patron saint festivities in honor of the Santísima Sangre. The best part of the bull runs which start in the
This is a parade of floats made entirely of fresh flowers and is really worth seeing. The floats take the shapes of things like cartoons, current events figures, or whatever the builders feel like!
There are floats for everyone.
Who hasn't heard of San Fermin? Thousands of people dressed in white with red scarves prepare to welcome locals and tourists to the Running of the Bulls. The party atmosphere is great fun, with a number of cultural activities
If you’re looking for an event where you can really experience the authentic spirit and traditions of Sardinia, I’d suggest heading to Cagliari at the beginning of May to attend the procession and festival of Sant’Efisio.
In the small town of Campo Maior Portugal, 14 kilometers from the border with Badajoz, every four years is held a colorful traditional party in honor of San Juan Bautista: The flower festival. Campo Maior is a small village and old
It’s a sensational experience with an incredibly festive atmosphere. They recreate the history of their culture and the origins of the region and the battles that took place between the Moors and the Christian..
I have been lucky enough to time my journey with this incredible party. We arrived at the station at 12.30h. There is a walk to the village center. Once there we ate early so we could be in the square before 5 o'clock. While we were
A council of architects, set designers and historians from different countries form the Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI). It is an organization that aims to study how cities highlight monuments, historical buildings,
Carnival is the most celebrated holiday on the island of Tenerife. For ten days the streets of the capital become a hive of colorful characters. Beach bars with drinks, food and great music compete to attract a wider audience than
For a few days each year, Tarragona ceases to be a city of stone and is instead filled with bright colors, peoples, smells and tastes.
Locals and visitors fill the streets and enjoy every corner of the imperial city. All Catalan
It is not orange pride day, but a celebration of the birthday of the Queen. Now, this is the big question. Why celebrate the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands in April when she was born in January? It is a thing of tradition
Saint Patrick's Day in Dublin! Every March 17 the city turns into a huge parade that lasts all day. The streets are crammed with people and the pubs are, if possible, more crowded than usual. If the weather is fine (remember, we are
The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is a world-famous tourist event which brings crowds of Brazilians and foreigners together. the central parade takes place in the Sambodromo, located on Av. Marques de Sapucai, in the neighbourhood Cidade
The Festival of La Paloma is perhaps the most important of the three large festivals in La Latina/Lavapies (the others are San Cayetano and San Lorenzo). During La Paloma, the entire La Latina neighborhood fills up with visitors,
The snow festival in Sapporo, known in Japan as the Yuki Matsuri (雪 祭り), is held each year in the northern capital. It lasts six days. It is one of the most exciting winter events. These days, the city is full of snow and ice
The Oruro Carnival takes place in Oruro, in the Republic of Bolivia. It's a mining and ceremonial centre of great importance, since precolonial times. It's the result of a process that comes from remote ancestral practices, where
This is an event that takes place every year in Ciudad Universitaria, behind the rectory of the university, from OCT 30 to NOV 2. It involves all the faculties and schools of the UNAM, and various related institutions. It's really
Every February, Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, dresses up for Carnival and in the Sur and Palermo districts, the troupes parade in the Brazilian manner, taking over their streets. There are all types of masks including some which are
The Montreal Jazz Festival takes place from San Juan to mid-July. In the Place des Spectacles Quartir there are concerts every afternoon for three weeks. Some concerts that have less "cache" are free but you need to buy tickets for
Panama is very proud of their independence so much so that they celebrate it several days in the year. The first day celebrates its independence from Spain, as it used to be an ancient Iberian crown colony. This is celebrated on