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Viva la Fiesta

11th October, 2021

Spain has numerous festivals taking place throughout 2022. Experience some of the most popular and vibrant ones on our holidays in 2022. See below for our favourites ones throughout the year.

Parade of the Three Kings

Traditional Roscon de Reyes pastries for the Parade of the Three Kings

Jan 5-6, 2022

This parade celebrates the three kings associated with the birth of Christ and follows a looping route through the town.

Location: Throughout Spain. Experience from our Spanish hotels.

Carnival in Santa Cruz

A close up of carnival costumes

Various events between Feb 1-Mar 6, 2022

The annual celebration of Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is second only to ‘Carnaval’ in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on the world party stage. The main celebrations involve a carnival parading through the streets with a large papier mache sardine before setting it alight at the harbour.

Location: Santa Cruz. Experience from Best Hotel Semiramis.

Valencia - Las Fallas Festival

A beautifully crafted ninot from Las Fallas Festival

Mar 15-19, 2022

Fireworks and flowers mark five days of celebration in Valencia, featuring traditional costumes in what has been described as ‘one of the craziest festivals on earth’.

Location: Valencia. Experience from our hotels in Costa Blanca.

Easter Week

A Holy Week procession

Apr 10-17, 2022

This easter festival is celebrated in every Spanish city’s town during the last week of lent. In many towns and cities customers can look forward to processions during the celebrations.

Location: Throughout Spain. Experience from our Spanish hotels.

Cruces de Mayo

A red cross made of flowers and plants in Cordoba, Andalusia

May 3, 2022

The Festival of the May Crosses (Cruces de Mayo) is celebrated throughout Andalusia. The festival consists of the construction of large crosses made of beautiful flowers in many of the city’s main squares.

Location: Andalusia. Experience on our Andalusia holidays.

Hogueras de San Juan

A bonfire on the beach

Jun 24, 2022

The Festival of San Juan dates back to pre-Christian times and marks the arrival of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It is celebrated all over Spain but especially in coastal regions where many people head for the beach, build bonfires and party throughout the night.

Location: Minorca. Experience from Hotel Agamenon.

Fuengirola Fair

Two women in a horse-drawn carriage wearing traditional mantillas and combs

Oct 6-12, 2022

This fair, also called Feria del Rosario, is one of the most important in Andalusia with the horse as the protagonist and the fairgoers dressed up in their finest traditional costumes; the streets are filled with carriages and a festive atmosphere throughout the day before the evening party and dance continues at the fairgrounds. The fair begins on the 6th and ends on the 12th October, the same day is celebrated the Columbus day also called ‘dia del Pilar’, a free national day.

Location: Fuengirola. Experience from our hotels in Costa del Sol.

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