A giant sardine will arrive in Murcia by parachute!

by Brenda in Fiestas, food and wine, Living in Spain

Parachutists from the Spanish air forces parachute acrobatics squadron will fly a giant papier mache sardine into Murcia on Thursday 20th of April, weather permitting. Part of the Spring Festivals in Murcia, the fiesta is named El Entierro de la Sardina. The Entierro is the victory of Don Carnal over Doña Lent. A pagan festival […]

3 Kings arrived in Pinoso

by Brenda in Fiestas, Living in Spain, Uncategorized

The children’s favourite celebration of the Christmas period in Spain is the arrival of the Three Kings. This is when children receive their presents brought by the kings, also known as the three Wise Men or Magi, Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar. Corresponding with Epiphany, the celebration of El Día de los Reyes in Spain and […]


by Brenda in Fiestas

SATURDAY 1st 12.00 Fiestas start with some musicians and dancers (around the Town Hall) 12.00 Place: RESTAURANTE MESON TONET (near the petrol station) Wine Tasting. They will offer rose and white wine from Alicante. 19.00 Place: BULLRING (behind Santa Catalina school) Bullfight. There are small heifers and they don’t hurt them. 20.00 Place: CHURCH. Mass […]

Fiesta de “Nanos i Gegants” tomorrow in Monovar

by Maggie Brocken in Fiestas, Living in Spain

Tomorrow 4th July is the fun fiesta of “Nanos i Gegants”, which is Valenciano for “Dwarves and Giants”. It’s a nice fiesta to take young children to, as they will see huge and small colourful statues being carried through the streets. The procession starts at 7pm from the Plaza de la Sala and the figures […]

Fiesta San Juan Alicante 20 June 2015

by Brenda in Fiestas

One of the most exciting fiestas in the region is about to begin in Alicante city. The people of Alicante celebrate the arrival of Summer over several days with the Hogueras de San Juan, a spectacular display of music, colour and fireworks. Enormous satirical and fun sculptures are created throughout the year. They go up […]

San Isidro in Yecla

by Maggie Brocken in Fiestas, Nearby towns

I’ve lived here for 10 years, but for one reason or another had never visited this annual fiesta in the nearby town of Yecla. On the Saturday closest to San Isidro, 15th May, the patron saint of farm labourers and Madrid, you will be able to see a spectacular procession of floats. The floats take […]

Valencia Fallas March 15 – 19 2015

by Brenda in Fiestas

Valencia city, celebrates each year the final days of the winter and the arrival of spring with spectacular fires and pyrotechnics. From March 15 to 19 (the feast of Saint Joseph, day of the father in the whole country), Valencia is given over to a carnival of bonfires, fiesta, fireworks and a healthy dose of […]