Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fiestas and Traditions In Spain

One of the famous festivals in Spain is Bullfighting or locally known as Corrida. Any fiesta of the year all throughout Spain, the celebration wouldn't be complete without bullfights. But if you want to see the most spectacular event, one can witness this during the “Running of Bulls” during the Sanfermines in Pamplona.

Another folkloristic tradition in Spain is the Flamenco. This is the musical tradition in the south of Spain, particularly in Andalusia. In this occasion, one will be able to witness and listen to the first rate dancing and music playing among its townspeople.

An outstanding religious origin is the Semana Santa (Easter Week). This happens every April of the year. Processions and pilgrimages occur to commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ. In this solemn occasion, everyone is expected to repent of their sins and recollect as a Christian. Similar to this is the El Rocio, a traditional pilgrimage in the province of Huelva commemorated every May.

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