Unusual Festivals in Spain
Spain loves its Fiestas, Festivals and Holidays, in fact any reason to take a break and spend it with friends, family and the community will do.
On almost any day of the year there is a fiesta happening somewhere in Spain, and usually more then one.
There isn't a village, town or city in the country which doesn’t honour it's patron saint, the Virgin Mary or even the changing seasons with procession, fireworks and various other celebrations like running with the bulls, re-enacting battles or even some very unusual activities.
Most fiestas have a meaning behind the events ritually carried out. Some however are so bizarre, we cannot imagine how anyone could think up the events, let alone convince an entire town to celebrate it. However, all fiestas are fun and gives the town a chance to unwind and take a break from their normal lives.
Unusual Fiestas in Spain:
- Entierro de Sardina (Burial of the Sardine)
- La Tomatina Tomato Fight
- Talcum Powder Throwing Festival
- Baby Jumping Festival
- Wine Throwing Festival
- Festival of the Near Death Experience
- La Virgen de La Piedad Festival Baza, Granada
- Fiesta de Las Tablas (Festival of the Boards)
- Denia Harbourfront Bull Run
- Running with Pots and Pans
- Pooping Log
- Goose Decapitation Festival