Spanish holidays. Find the most important holidays in Spain & Latin America 2011. Las Fallas, San Fermin, Holy Week, Cervantino, Tomatina...
In Spain and Latin America there are celebrations in every month of the year. When we plan a trip to another country we want to submerge ourselves in the culture and learn about its traditions. This event calendar includes all of the most important holidays so that you can plan your trip and live Spanish.
Yerma (Until June 2)
This weekend, Yerma by Federico Garcia Lorca will be performed in the Liceo theatre with flamenco music by Enrique Morente
The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (Until June 2)
Mike Daisey's work shows us the contemporary leader of Apple, through a tale of pride, betrayal, exploitation and industrial design
Flamenco Fusion (Until June 2)
The singer David de Maria from Jerez will play the lead in the concert Flamenco Fusion, which will be held in the Carpa Municipal de San Pedro de Alcantara at 21.00. He will sing from his new CD Posdatas (Postscript)
Melendi, "directo y copas", in concert. (Until June 9)
The popular musician held in Seville a concert in the tour "directo y copas" will serve to present his new album "Volvamos a empezar", the latest production of this pop-rock artist.
MIMAA 2012 (Until June 16)
International Exhibition of Advanced Music and Audiovisual. With the presence of John Tabalot, after his participation in the Primavera Sound. The MIMAA presented shocking, experimental or innovative musical offerings that lead us to the latest national and international trends in music.
San Bernabe Festival (Until June 10)
Enjoy the traditional festivities on the white streets of Marbella
CORPUS FAIR IN GRANADA (Until June 12)
Throughout the week will be held in Granada the traditional Corpus Fair. Beyond the religious celebration, "La Feria" is an annual event that moves the entire city to "el ferial" and enjoy the atmosphere in the squares of the city center as the central Plaza de Bib-Rambla, with the "Carocas" , example of the critical and ironic sense of humor of Granada.
Corpus Christi in La Orotava (Until June 12)
Corpus Christi is celebrated on Thursday, on Friday takes place the traditional "Baile de Magos" of La Orotava, on Saturday takes place the rise of the saint or pilgrimage popularly known as "Romería chica", by the fair livestock show, and Sunday is celebrated the popular pilgrimage in honor of San Isidro Labrador and Santa Maria de la Cabeza.
Night-time visits to the Alcazaba de Málaga 2012 (Until June 10)
The Zegri Cultural Association is organising night-time visits to the Alcazaba de Malaga between the 6th and 10th of June
Alicante becomes the summer with 66 "blue flag", the highest amount in Spain (Until August 31)
Alicante becomes the summer with 66 "blue flag", the highest amount in Spain Bluer than ever. It is not the new tourist slogan of Alicante, but it does define the circumstances in which this year faces the high tourist season having become the Spanish province that most "blue flags" received yesterday from the European Association of Environmental Education. The province received a total of 66 -55 beaches and 11 marinas and leads, alone, the national classification, which until this year shared with La Coruña and Pontevedra, both in Galicia, which is the community that has more flags.
Blues Festival 2012 al IVAM (Until June 23)
During the next two weeks you can enjoy the jazz festival in Valencia with performances by Raimundo Amador and Bob Silley. They'll be playing every Thursday throughout June from 23.00 en the IVAM Hall, and entry to the grounds is free
Cadiz in Dance and Mov-s look to Latin America (Until June 17)
The look to Latin America is especially present in the eleventh annual Dance Festival in Cadiz which together this year to the fourth edition of MOV-S 2012, International Dance and Movement Arts (an initiative of the Mercat de les Flors of Barcelona in collaboration with the City of Cadiz) makes the city for ten days, from 8 to 17 June, a reference of national and international contemporary art in its various representations and interpretations.
The first ever actualisation of this festival will feature bands such as Supersubmarina, Ana, and L N Granada. It will take place in the Palau San Jordi
Past her groundbreaking performances with the band Mecano, her solo career, with five albums, has been very succesful. Sonrisas,her last record, released in 2010, hasn't been brought to the stage until now.
Auditorio 'Adán Martín'
After their succesful first album, their new record is one of the most awaited in the Spanish music scene
Tras el éxito de su primer trabajo, su nuevo disco es uno de los más esperados dentro del panorama musical
At Multiusos Sánchez Paraíso. 22:00. 22€
The beaches of Calpe (Alicante) (Until August 31)
This heat makes us think of refreshing baths, so we go to the beach. Calpe is one of the most popular destinations on the Costa Blanca, and much of it is the quality of its beaches and waters. The beaches of Calpe in Alicante can boast blue flag, and also placed next to one of the most recognizable profiles of the coast that can not fail to visit the Rock of Ifach. With the Rock as a reference, Calpe has an attractive and varied coastline, from small rocky coves to sandy beaches, and a common point crystal clear waters. Emphasize its Blue Flag beaches, the Arenal-Boll, the La Fossa (or Lift) and the Cantal Roig.
400,000 people visited the fair of Corpus Granada (Until June 19)
Granada City Council took stock “positive” Corpus Fair, which concluded yesterday and has recorded 400,000 visitors in the neighborhood Almanjáyar, up 15 percent over the same holiday last year. This was informed the council of the Presidency, Major Festivals and Tourism, Rocío Dí;az, who stressed that the corpus has been “exemplary” in the absence of major incidents and it is fair “for a while” face of criticism by the municipal opposition, which believes that the current model of fiesta would be “exhausted.” Last Wednesday night, the eve of local holiday was the busiest day of the exhibition, which these days have done in urban transport about 66,000 people.
The population of Camas, Seville, exhibit replica of Carambolo Treasury (Until June 19)
The Carambolo Treasury will return to Camas, the population where it was found, symbolically and temporarily. The local council prepares for next year an exhibition with the replica of this set of jewelry. The discovery will star in a temporary exhibition, scheduled from January to June, but for the moment is not sure that the treasure is exposed permanently in Camas while Sevilla’s Archaeological Museum shows the original. “A treasure, even a replica, must be in a museum, and that would be a long term project” says Councilman Perez, head of culture. With Historical background as Tartessos and Phoenicians -trail that can not be seen in the Carambolo Hill, where a concrete slab protects the site where the archaeological elements were founded- Camas intended that this treasure will become an identity element, that makes people feel a sense of belonging to the locality.
Tio Pepe will have an avenue in Jerez (Until July 15)
The City of Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) devoted to Tio Pepe the access road to the city from the airport. Maria Jose Garcia-Pelayo, mayor of Jerez, believes that Tio Pepe is one of the symbols “best known and loved in the city” and therefore “deserves a privileged place at the entrance to the city that has many years promoting” “We will dedicate this avenue emblematic of the city such as Tio Pepe Jerez ambassador in the world, and which now more than ever deserves our support and recognition”, he assured the mayor of Jerez, who stressed advocacy and dissemination “of our wines” developed by Gonzalez Byass in its 175 year history, “a track that has become emblematic of the local winemaking industry”.
Bonfires of San Juan (Alicante) (Until June 25)
Alicante celebrates the arrival of summer with the Bonfires of San Juan. Surrounded by music, color, fireworks and entertainment, thousands of people go out to experience this event that pays tribute to fire.
The night of San Juan (Until June 24)
Puerto de la Cruz
The eve of San Juan (June 23) is a magical night in many places, but particularly in the Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. That night bonfires burn in all old items that no longer serve. Beach Garden, near the Castle of San Felipe, becomes a concentration of thousands of people gather to celebrate the ancient festival of the shortest night of the year. The next morning, the shepherds of the Orotava Valley down with their herds of goats to purify in a bath in the harbor of the city, a show that surprises and amazes locals and visitors.
The Human Body Exhibition (Until September 15)
This exhibition, notorious worldwide, will be visitng Marbella during the summer
The Sorolla museum of Madrid has managed to obtain two new works that hugely enhance the museum's collection. Two portraits of the Valencian painter's daughters have been added to the permanent collection
A mess of contemporary Russian Art - Kandinski Prize (2007 - 2012) (Until September 29)
This exhibition in Arts Santa Monica will reunite the winners of the Kandinski prize throughout its six year history. The prize rewards Russian artists
27th International Film Festival in Valencia - Cinema Jove (Until June 22)
A fantastic opportunity to discover new film-makers and technologies in the world of audiovisual communication
The most international Spanish singer of the last decade reinvents himself with a new acoustic album.
22:30h.Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Granada.40€
ship modeling (Until August 24)
Exhibition of Museum ship modeling, from Madrid, organized by the Foundation Mapfre Guanarteme. MACEW headquarters in the Customs House in Puerto de la Cruz.
The Casa de las Conchas (House of Shells) is once again organising an electronic music session as part of FACYL (the Salamanca Festival). On Saturday Gran Calibre and Basement Freaks will perform
Concierto Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen is a lover of the Spanish public and has stated on numerous occasions that his concerts in our country have a warmth and an unusual intensity.
'The Poster for Modern Europe' in the Picasso Museum
An unprecedented exhibition will be held in Malaga dedicate to splendour of the first age of advertising. It is dedicated to aesthetics of the beginnings of the poster with works by Jules Cheret, Ramon Casas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec that once decorated Barcelona and Paris, two cities that Picasso knew well, at the end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th.
The Pretty Things in concert
THE PRETTY THINGS, one of the best R & B bands of the sixties British and one of the wildest groups emerged from the contemporary English scene acting in Orihuela in the room tonight La Lonja.
Pecados y Mentiras (Until August 19)
The Chilean plastic artist, Carmen Aldunate is presenting her work at the Museo Ralli Marbella. In this exhibition, the artist shows the dark side of humanity.
Those lucky few to get an admission ticket for Madonna's Barcelona concert will have the chance of seeing her on June 20th at Palau Sant Jordi.
Pride 2012 (Until July 1)
The organisation will present numerous activities revolving around the parade on Sunday, finishing off with a Madonna concert in Barcelona
Open day at the Observatorio del Teide (Until June 24)
The Astronomical Observatory of Teide, in the place of Izaña, about 2,000 meters, situated at the foot of Mount Teide, will open its doors to visitors and amateur astronomers over the next 22 to 23 June. It is a unique opportunity to enjoy the last generation science (the Observatory has the largest solar telescope in the world) and a dreamy landscape.
4th NOCHES DE VERANO at the PALACIO DE LA BUHAIRA (Until September 2)
The Noches en el Palacio series is a cultural cycle of art which serves as another addition to the Sevillan nightlife. Music, theatre, dance and other artistic disciplines take to the stage during this summer's evenings. Taking place from June 21 until September 2.
Tontxu in concert
Fifth and final of the cycle of concerts Transformations, Songs of the World, held in Cadiz. At 21.30 in Edificio Constitución 1812 (Antiguo Aulario La Bomba) Book by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone nr.956015800
Symphonic Band of Seville (Until June 29)
• Day June 21: Concert Music Day. Location: Piazza San Lorenzo at 21:00. • Day June 26: Concert D º San Pablo - Santa Justa. Location: Bordas Park Rose Garden at 21:00. • Day June 27: Concert Southern District. Location: Red Barn Lane at 21:00. • Day June 28: Concert Place, Theater Home Virgen de los Reyes at 19.00. • Day June 29: Concert Triana District. Location: Neighborhood of the dock at 21:00 pm
Día de la Música 2012 (Until June 24)
The occasion of the Day of Music will be held at El Matadero (the Slaughterhouse) with bands such as Two Door Cinema Club, James Blacke, St. Vincent, The Raveonettes, Mercury Rev, Spoon, Maxïmo Park, Fanfarlo and Love of Lesbian, along with a tribute to the deceased flamenco singer Enrique Morente
Flamenco singer Tomas de Perrate will perform in a magnificent flamenco show, accompanied by guitar and accordion
LXI Festival of Music and Dance in Granada (Until July 8)
The City of Alhambra collects the best performances of ballet and the best concerts of music from 22 June until 8 July. Granada, during the two weeks it becomes one of the world capitals of music.
Hurry if you'll be in Granada in the summer. (Until July 8)
The International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada, has already sold a significant number of entries of the 24 events of this year. If you will be in Grenada from 22 June to 8 July hurry up and get your tickets.
San Juan's night in Puerto de la Cruz
The shortest night of the year is a magical night in Puerto de la Cruz. Thousands of people gather at Playa Jardín for music, dance, meet friends, burning old they no longer want and send a wish to the sea.
Noche San Juan
A magical night when the beaches of Barcelona will fill with bonfires to burn away the bad and start the summer well
The soprano, together with her daughter Montserrat Marti and Nikolay Baskov, will hold a lyrical recital in aid of the charity 'The Children for Peace'.
The morning of San Juan, herds of goats from Orotava Valley down to the Puerto de la Cruz early in the morning to bathe the cattle into the sea, taking advantage of all the magical properties of the Night of San Juan .
The fastest growing cultural event in Marbella and southern Spain, and a major attraction for visitors and residents alike.
Armando Christian Pérez, a.k.a Pitbull, will perform live in Malaga this summer, to launch his new album within the Planet Pit World Tour 2012
Malaga: Open Air Cinema (Until July 8)
From the 26th of June until the 8th of August, Malaga's beaches are being converted into Open Air Cinemas. With 23 films to choose from and a total of 79 screenings, it would have to be a very good reason to justify missing out.
Nocturama 2012’ (Until August 30)
A series of 21 nightly concerts this summer at the Monastry of Cartuja including a number of premieres, June 27 through to August 30 sees the 8th Noches de Verano cycle presented by the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo.
Mado (Until July 1)
Madrid celebrates Pride week in the last week of June. You can enjoy concerts, exhibitions and music throughout Madrid, with particular latency in the Chueca area
Medieval Festival (Until July 1)
The Medieval Festival of Valencia will be celebrated this weekend near the Malvarrosa beach, so everyone will be able to enjoy the flavours and activities of the Medieval world
La Cena de los Idiotas (Until July 22)
The Teatro Olympia in Valencia presents Francis Veber's famed comedy "La Cena de los Idiotas". A humorous classic that you just cannot afford to miss!
Exhibition of the UGR Awards for Artistic Creation and Science College Students (Until July 3)
At Palacio de la Madraza.Winning works and selected awards from the University of Granada for Artistic Creation and Science College Students 2012
Homage to the Virgin - an exhibition of photography (Until July 31)
Until the end of July you will be able to enjoy an incredible exhibition featuring photos from 1910 to the present day. Held in the Distrito Centro (4, Calle Salinas) it will be open from 9 - 2 ever weekday with additional evening hours of 6 - 9 from Monday to Thursday
Blue flag beaches in Puerto de la Cruz (Until June 3)
San Telmo and Playa Jardín recover the Blue Flag and undergo improvements
Musics of the World. VIII Nights in the Gardens of the Real Alcazar (Until August 18)
•30 June 21 July and 6 August. RIFAK Al-Andalus, a meeting place. Andalusia and the Mediterranean •July 5 and Aug.5 and 17: STOLEN NOTES Folk music inspired by the traditional music of the Celtic nations •July 23 and August 18: CONTRADANZA Sures (New folk of Andalusia). Andalusia and the Mediterranean •June 31, July 18 and August 14 : VICKY MOON + ISMAEL SANCHEZ Vicky and Ismael abraçan Noel Rosa. A tribute to Noel Rosa and its influence on the great masters of the bossa nova | America, the utopia of a New World
Zahir Trio in the cycle of intimate music of La Diputación. Moaxajas repertoire and instrumental pieces of classical and Eastern Arabic music by the Zahir Trio composed by Kamal Al-Nawawi, voice and percussion, Abdelasam Naiti, kanum, and Guillermo Morente, bass.
CÁDIZ 2012 (Until December 31)
Cádiz celebra este año el bicentenario de la Constitución de 1812, conocida popularmente como "La Pepa", la primera Constitución española y la primera Constitución liberal europea. Ven a celebrar este acontecimiento no te pierdas nada de lo que te ofrecemos.
The legendary lead singer of 'The Police' returns to Spain as part of his world tour celebrating 25 years of success in the music world.
Rock in Rio 2012 (Until July 7)
The festival Rock in Rio has announced the line-up for the 4 day festival which will feature a number of styles: Metallica, Red Hot Chili Pepper, David Guetta and Rihanna
Granada Blues Band
Concert at the club booga, at 23.00. Granada Blues Band moves primarily in the broad field of "rhythm'n blues."