Is there any place on earth where festivals are not observed? Galicia in Spain is not an exception. This part of the world also enjoys festivals with more enthusiastically and lively. It celebrates all Spanish festivals little more traditionally and excitedly than other regions of the country. Don’t miss any festivals and events when you are on a Spain trip with family.
Fiestas for Spanish:
For Spanish people, festival is fiesta. Locals enjoy a number of festivals throughout the year. Among the most popular fiestas, the area observes Batalla del Vino, Las Fallas, La Fiesta de San Fermin, La Tomatina and Hogueras de San Juan.
Reasons behind the Celebrations in Galicia:
It is believed that the main reason behind the fiesta celebration not only in Galicia, but also in Spain lies in their religion. Name any of the festival randomly and you will find the names of some of the greatest saints and patrons who have contributed something valuable and memorable to the country. For instance, St. Martin’s Day is a popular fiesta in the area. This particular festival has got its origin from the saint “San Martino”. It is otherwise known as Saint Martin. Or you might come across festivals that are named after churches or location, mainly based on religion.
However, martyrs and saints are not only source; there are other reasons as well. The region also celebrates event pretty fairly. Events such as first harvest, food or an animal are also passionately observed. Empanada is an illustrious fiesta observed in many towns and cities. But the original reason finds its roots in religion.
Want to See Some Unique Stuff to Rejoice a Fiesta?
To make sure that you become a part of these celebrations, you better go for a perfect place to stay and get relaxed. Galicia Villas offer amazing options to stay at and enjoy perfect home-like ambience at the most pocket friendly prices. Make a list of fiestas that you are going to enjoy. Different cities and villages enjoy the same festivals in different styles. For instance, Santiago de Compostela observes St James fiesta with celebrities like Janet Jackson – he performs before thousands of audiences. The same festival in a village is celebrated with lesser fiesta band playing mix music. It depends on the popularity of the place and, of course, the budget.
Galicia festivals have some traditions to follow. Each festival has its own tradition. In addition, each fiesta has some native Celtic music which is followed by dancing. Another aspect is fireworks. They have to be there to finish the exciting moment in style. They are pretty loud and repetitive. How can eating and drinking be avoided? They are one of the most important aspects of a festival in Galicia along with the music.
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