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Tres Reyes - Post Christmas Celebration!

Think the Holiday Season is over? For many of us, it may be. Yet, in the Spanish culture, January is also filled with holidays and traditions – festive gatherings and food included, with the Christmas season being officially over on February 2!

Puente de Pilar / Día de la Hispanidad

Tuesday, 12th of October marks the combo-holiday of the Virgin Saint “El Pilar” (La Virgen del Pilar) and the “Fiesta Nacional de España” – a.k.a. “Día de la Hispanidad“, commemorating the day in 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. A “Puente “, in Spanish, literally means “bridge”, and is the custom of taking a holiday, like this one, effectively stretching the weekend, creating a “bridge holiday” or long weekend. All of these “Puentes” are often used for taking little trips within Spain or even abroad The Fiesta Nacional de España is a big deal to many in Spain. Not many really think of it as a celebration of Columbus’ discovery, however. Mostly, it’s a nationalist day.

National holiday today!

So as you can probably already see many of the stores and services are today closed due to the national holiday called the Assumption of the Mary or Assumption of the Virgin. This feast is celebrate all over the country and not only in Seville.

Feria de Malaga

One of the best European festivals is right around the corner! The extravagant Feria de Malaga takes place every August in Malaga – located in Andalucía – and it lasts for almost 10 fun-filled days from 11th August to 20th. The nonstop party is one of the biggest and best-attended annual celebrations in Andalucía, and its’ heritage dates back to 1487.

​Semana santa in Spain

Holy Week in Spain is the annual tradition celebrated by Catholic religious brotherhoods and fraternities that perform processions on the streets of almost every Spanish city and town during the last week of Lent, the week immediately before Easter. The Passion of Christ, or Easter Week, known in Spain as Semana Santa, is without doubt the most important celebration in Spain. The festivities begin with the Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) and end with Lunes de Pascua (Easter Monday). It is a celebration of life itself and the whole country comes alive.