Upcoming events in Spain

ummer is right around the corner, in Spain kids will soon finish school and its's time to think of travel and holiday. There are also important events, fiestas and celebrations that will take place during the next months in Spain, here is a summary of some events you may be interested in if you travel to Spain.

San Fermin
A popular Spanish song reminds everyone of the date of the San Fermin celebration in Pamplona:

Uno de enero, dos de febrero, tres de marzo, cuatro de abril, cinco de mayo, seis de junio,
siete de julio San Fermin,
A Pamplona hemos de ir, con una boina, con una boina,
a Pamplona hemos de ir, con una bota y un calcetín.

The running the bulls in Pamplona is an extremelly popular fiesta, especially among foreigners visiting Spain, and you can hear Spaniards complaining every year about how irresponsible tourists are running in front of the bulls without any preparation or knowledge of the city and the event, something that is important, to avoid being hit by the bulls.

San Fermín celebrations will take place in Pamplona on July the 7th and during all that week in July. Be ready to find thousands and thousands of tourists and youngster from all over Spain who gather in Pamplona every year for the event. Remember to take with you a white tee-shirt and a red scarf around the neck, everyone will be wearing that! And be ready to drink a lot of wine!

Gay Pride day in Madrid
The gay pride will be celebrated in Madrid during the last week of june, it is not one the most traditional fiestas but it will surely be a fiesta worth seeing, more information about this event visit the Europride 2007 website

Corpus Christi
This is a celebration of religious origin. June the 12th will be a holiday in many Spanish cities.
There will be many other celebrations taking place in Spain so we'll keep an eye on what's going on.

1 comment:

Erin said...

So excited about The Running of the Bulls! It's so much fun to be a part of the festivities, for sure. It can be a bit overwhelming if you don't plan. So, make sure you do! Here is some more info that explains the San Fermin festival (http://www.sanfermin.com) and if you need a place to stay or don't plan on running and need a balcony space, this website is very helpful! http://www.pamplonabalconies.com