International Day of Villages
In the first week of June, Mijas, as it has done for 20 years, celebrates International Day of the People, a party full of color in which the whole community is involved. There are stalls representing different countries where you can taste the typical food and drink of each country as well as buy crafts and learn the customs of each place. At the multicultural festival, there are also performances on the main stage, representing the music and dance of each country. These take place all day and through the night, ending on Sunday with fireworks. The party reaches its climax with an international parade followed by percussion workshops for children; painting and ceramics; Moroccan henna; Mexican piñata; popular Scandinavian games; Dutch painting; Senegalese percussion; Chinese writing and salsa.