Holidays in Spain

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Spain is particularly known for its festivals and popular traditions. All kind of celebrations, formal and informal festivities attract tourists with their joy and splendor. National holidays are celebrated in all the cities and villages, even the smallest. However, every province and every city can have their public holidays, when it is celebrated, for example, the Day of the Patron of the city.

Most festivals in Spain has religious origins. The festivals like 3 Kings held on January 6, Good Friday - in March or April, Assumption of the Virgin Mary - August 15, All Saints Day - November 1, Day of the Immaculate Conception - December 8 , Christmas - December 25 declared day off in Spain. If your stay in Spain falls into one of these festivals, you can not only be witness of a solemn mass in the church, but you also can see the processions, festivals, concerts and street entertainment.

Besides New Year, which is the most traditional festival for all countries, the Spanish usually held in the European way - in restaurants, or out with friends. We must mention some local festivals that are celebrated only in Spain. The most famous of them are La Tomatina, held in Buñol on the last Wednesday of August, the Carnival of Cadiz, which is held every winter in February, Fallas in Valencia in March, on the night of San Jose. There are also festivals to commemorate certain historical events, such as Constitution Day, celebrated on December 6, Labor Day - May 1, Columbus Day - October 12. New Year, which is the most traditional festival for all countries, the Spanish usually celebrate it in the European way - in restaurants, or out with friends.

 
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