If you plan to travel to Spain and want some excitement and party, traveling in time of these three fiestas is perfect for you and your trip.
Carnival is mainly about costumes and masks. It is a celebration of joy, music, dance, processions, banquets and theatre. It is held in February until the beginning of March, dependent on the region.
In Spain they organise the celebrations for the whole peninsula, but the most famous and impressive places for carnival are Sitges, Cádiz and Tenerife.
The most outstanding event of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival is for example the Carnival Queen’s Election Gala. To become Queen, the candidates dress in majestic costumes that can weigh between 150 and 200 kilos!
Fallas de Valencia:
From the 1st to 19th March, València is overturned by Fallas celebrations, a festivity that combines tradition, satire and art.
From the 1st to 19th there are beautiful fireworks coloring the sky, that explode with really loud noise and are therefore named Mascletà. The best part is the Nit del Foc, a unique firework display celebrated in the early hours of the 18th.
Fallas originally were human-looking piles made out of wood, old belongings and rags, but now, the creators spend much time, effort and money into their Fallas. At the 15th and 17th of march the Creators present their work and judges select the most beautiful, which win awards. There are always more than 750 monuments set up in Valencia.
Las fallas end with the Cremà on the 19th March, where all the Fallas must be burned from 10pm to midnight. The sky lightned up by all the fire is very impressing and should be seen once in life.
La Feria de Abril de Sevilla:
This festival is the spring festival and usually takes place on the first Sunday in the week after Easter. At 12am the festival begins with lighting up the gate. Then about 25,000 light bulbs go on at the entrance of the festival area – the starting signal for a week full of streets with stands, lanterns, horse carriages and about 500,000 visitors.
During this time, the city is transformed into a magnificent sea of colours, with music and the joy of living in the foreground.