A quick guide to spain's best kept secrets including weird places you never knew existed and must-try once in a lifetime activities perfect for your bucket list. Look inside spain's unusual baby jumping festival a man representing the devil leaps over babies during the festival of el colacho in castrillo de murcia, spain photograph by denis doyle, getty by gulnaz khan once a year in mid- june, devils run wild in the spanish village of castrillo de murcia. It's a little difficult to narrow down spain's list of weird and wacky festivals to fit on this page - so many of them would be considered bizarre to anyone born outside of spain people being chased by a herd of angry bulls and throwing tomatoes at each other are just some of spain's most famous rituals in. You may have heard of the running of the bulls in pamplona, spain, or the gathering of sun worshipers to celebrate the summer solstice at britain's stonehenge, but europe has plenty of other less famous but equally unusual festivals some date back many centuries, but others have more recent origins. There are a lot of weird festivals out there—but some of the best involve chucking stuff at your friends and strangers from the well-known to the each year on the last wednesday in august, the town of buñol, spain is flooded with thousands of people and tomatoes the precise of beginnings of la. The first of our crazy festivals takes place every september in the basque fishing town of lekeito the competition, known as antzar eguna (geese day), has participants trying to rip off the head of a dead goose suspended on a rope over the town harbour young men in small fishing boats first try to grab hold of the greased.
One of spain's most weird and wonderful festivals takes place in the small town of buñol, hosting 30,000 visitors in late august annually la tomatina invites participants to collect overripe tomatoes and throw them at each other in a ridiculous but entertaining ceremony the games begin around 11am when a ham is placed. Top 3 strangest festivals of spain by aurigacrown | 24th november 2016 la tomatina, spain famous for its many fiestas held regularly throughout the year, there are a number of more unusual celebrations held across spain, many of which involve throwing food – and lots of it here are some of our favourite festivals of. Las nieves, spain – have you recently survived a near-death experience what better place to celebrate than inside your coffin spain is known for some odd- ball festivals, but la fiesta de santa marta de ribarteme may be the creepiest each year, on july 29, the people of las nieves celebrate those.
Día nacional de cataluña calendar of traditions, festivals, and holidays catalonian national day and a public holiday in catalonia the biggest in spain are those of cádiz, on the south coast, and madrid, where a strange ceremony called el entierro de la sardina (literally the burial of the sardine) takes place in mexico. Carnival, carnevale, karneval – different places may spell it differently, but one thing holds true almost everywhere: it's one heck of a good time. Take a look at some of the strangest festivals in spain that you just can't miss. This video was shoot some time ago from the several great festivals held in spain we take you alcoi where you can see mind blowing festival from the moors a.
Spain i had not thought of the spanish as being in the same class as the british when it comes to the unusual, but the following festivals give me second thoughts the el colacho baby jumping festival has been around for centuries and takes place in castrillo de murcia, near burgos in northern spain. Festivals and carnivals are common around the world – whether they be some of the more popular festivals, or some of the more unusual and unheard of festivals it is said that the spanish love their festivals and enjoy partying, and on that note, they certainly know how to put on a good display when it. Maybe we're being biased because spotahome is based in spain, but we're absolutely in love with spanish festivals, no matter how odd they might be there's more to spain than just the regular partying under the sun, with a glass ( or a bottle) of sangria and a full plate of paella when spain gets culturally.
Spain is a fun place to live and a big part of that comes from it's amazing fiestas and festivals throughout the year most of these events come from religious holidays but dont be fooled, that doesnt stop the party make room in your calendar for these crazy, fun, and unique festivals around spain to make your. Spain is one of the largest countries in all of europe, occupying most of the iberian peninsula vacation-goers flock to spain for the sunny beaches along the mediterranean sea to the south and the atlantic coast to the north, but there's much more to discover if you take the time to look holidays, festivals and. 2 festival of near death experiences, spain at the santa marta de ribarteme festival in las nieves, galicia, people who've had near death experiences - surviving illnesses or accidents - are paraded through the streets in open coffins their relatives carry the coffin to church (god forbid any of them has a. With the start of the new year, we took the opportunity to make a list of all the festivals taking place in 2018 we found some truly weird and wonderful events which definitely deserved a list of their own the combination of the creative spanish imagination, unknown local mysteries and the desire to always.
In our opinion, there's no better way to get a glimpse at it than at a weird or unique world festival and from tomato fights in spain, to city-wide mud wrestling in south korea, to nomadic games in mongolia, boy, there are a lot of them ready for some fun in 2018 plan your next trip around one of these weird.
There are no winners just people having fun and enjoying being part of this unusual spanish festival you simply have to grab ripe tomatoes and throw them at anyone running, bending down, standing still, or moving there are though a number of rules for participants, the main one being that you have to squash the. Spain loves a good fiesta (party) many of these parties are actually based on local tradition, religion, and folklore, and have grown from fiesta to festival here is a list of some of spain's more unusual and remarkable festivals that you can partake in make sure to put one of these unique festivals on your. Tomato fights and water fights are not the weirdest things people throw at each other in spain find out all about these strange holidays and festivals.