As a country, Spain has so much to offer in the way of colorful celebrations, here we have listed some of the Most Famous and Popular Festivals of Spain. There are bull fights, the ornate palaces and their love of celebrations. The unforgettable ones include the La Tomatina, San Fermin, Carnival, Semana Santa and so many other festivals. Browse through the below to find out more about the magnificent celebrations in this country:
The origin of the fiesta of San Fermín goes back to the Middle Ages. The Sanfermines reached their peak of popularity in the 20th century. The novel "The Sun Also Rises" ("Fiesta"), written by Ernest Hemingway in 1926, attracted people from all over the world to come to the fiesta of Pamplona. Read more>
An annual event, this festival is celebrated on the last Wednesday of August in a small place in Spain called Buñol situated in Valencia. The star event of this festival is a tomato food fight, with everyone pelting tomatoes at each other. This event uses 200 thousand pounds of tomato and has more than 30 thousand people participating. They fling tomatoes at each with gusto and leave behind a sea of red on the streets of the town. This event is supposed to be a part of their prayers for bountiful harvests.
This 7 day long celebration occurs before Easter Sunday. During this, festival local churchgoers take processions of the Passion, from Virgin Mary to Jesus on the roads. Many cities are known for their celebrations of this event but the noteworthy ones are in Andalucia.