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Granada's Festivals

Has been officialy declared a "Holiday of interest to the tourist" and is one of Granada's grandest festivities, attracting more and more visitors each year with increasing displays of popular fervor. On Wednesday of Holy Week, there is a procession called "Christ of the Gypsies" or "Christ of Sacromonte". Other processions include the procession of Silence, which begins at midnight on the Thursday at Holy week, departing from the Church of San Pedro on the Carrera del Darro, and the procession of Las Anguastias, which takes place on the Saturday.

Holy Week

January 2nd is the Festival of the Reconquest of Granada by the Catholic monarchs.

May 3rd is the Festivals of Crosses, a very popular celebration. Crosses made of flowers are placed in the streets, while courtyards of the houses are also adorned.

Between May and June the Corpus Cristi Fair, the biggest festival in the city, is celebrated. Typical Andalusian dress is worn, horse-drawn carriages are used, and there is dancing at the stalls of the fair. Bullfights are also held.


The last Sunday in September is the Festival of the Virgen de las Angustias, patron saint of the city. Open-air dances, bullfights and processions are held.

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