Spanish Spring Fling – Festivals in Spain March 2012

Spring in Spain, Festivals in Spain 2010

Spring in Spain, Festivals in Spain 2010

By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Spring is on its way, and though as I write this we are experiencing a torrential downpour in Barcelona, the weather in Spain is sure to improve soon, beckoning folks out of their winter hibernation and into the streets.

Spring is busy in Spain. Here are the Scoop’s faves:

You don’t want to miss…

Las Fallas – Pyromaniac Fire Fest!

15th to the 19th of March 2012

Head to Valencia to feel the heat. Artists spend lots of time creating beautiful statues from paper and paint and then burn them in a pyro-fest like no other. This is one of the weirdest, noisiest and most fabulous festivals in Spain. You will be impressed, but bring your earplugs!

More here:  http://www.fallasvalencia.es/

Valencia and Las Fallas - Burn Baby Burn!!!

Valencia and Las Fallas - Burn Baby Burn!!!

Easter or Semana Santa in Sevilla

The week of April 2nd, Easter Sunday April 8th 2012

The devout gather along with those who haven’t stepped into a church in years to view processions and burn incense. This is one of the most important religious festivals in Spain. Whether you are a believer or not, the Semana Santa processions are worth checking out. Be warned, people book months in advance to get hotel rooms in Sevilla over Easter. Expect crowds. Expect God.

More: http://www.semana-santa-sevilla.com/

Mallorca Island, Spain - Classic Car Rally March 2010

Mallorca Island, Spain - Classic Car Rally March 2010

Classic Car Rally in Mallorca – Vi Rally Clasico Isla Mallorca

15 – 17 March 2012 (annual)

Classic car fans gather to admire each others hubcaps. This rally is just another fun reason to jump on a plane to one of Spain’s most beautiful islands, Mallorca.

More: http://www.whatsonwhen.com/sisp/index.htm?fx=event&event_id=165518

Somewhere to lay your head during all these festivals? The Scoop recommends Easy to Book for hotels in Valencia, Mallorca and all over Spain! www.easytobook.com

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3 Comments

  1. Posted March 9, 2011 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    Great blog, thanks for all the info. What going on in Andalucia, I have a place in Almeria and would like to put anything relevant on my website.

  2. Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    There’s no stopping in Andalusia between Holy Week, fairs and the like! I personally like the Feria de Abril in Sevilla, but the ones in El Puerto, Jerez and Cordoba are worth experiencing, too.

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    Posted March 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Why are you a fan of Feria de Abril? I’ve heard it’s more ‘pijo’ and harder to get into? Reg

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