HOLIDAY RENTALS IN SPAIN is famous for its fiestas. Every small town, tiny village or city has one thing in common and at some point in the year wherever you happen to have your vacation there will no doubt be a party. There are so many days that have been attributed as days ideal for a fiesta that it is easy to visit a local town and straight into an ongoing parade.
The fiestas can be anything from grand parades and dancing in the street, street entertainers and markets to something rather flamboyant. Crowds gather in the local plaza along streets with flag waving, bands playing and dancers dancing. There is always food and drink for all and sundry. Depending on where you are in the country you could easily get mixed up with the running of the bulls or a tomato fight in the streets of Bunol. The Tomatina is not the only weapon when it comes to food or drink fights in Spain: fruit, vegetables, pastries, beer, wine and water have all been thrown in festivals in some part of the country.
The Spanish fiestas are for everyone, young or old. You could be on holiday, but nothing will stop a great party. A fiesta can be arranged by the local government or it may be due to tradition and there is no stopping as far as a reason to party. The Three Kings, Semana Santa or the Christians and the Moors are popular fiestas, the latter often including a re-enactment of the battle for the local castle.
Valencia has probably the most famous of bonfire displays followed by fireworks late into the night. When people talk of big party type fiestas often we think of Brazil and those grand parties in Rio de Janeiro but in Tenerife a similar party is even bigger. It is held each year with more and more people attending making a party that covers a whole week. What once was a protest has turned into fiestas over time: a yearly ritual when shepherds bring their flocks to town in Madrid was once a protest about land ownership and herding routes around the city.
Whether you are celebrating life or death, Spain embraces death in a way that the rest of Europe does not. The Fiesta de las Cruces, Festival of the Crosses, or Cruz de Mayo, May Cross, is a holiday celebrated on 3rd May. Others celebrate the safe return of fishermen. Saint Marta de Ribarteme is the patron saint of resurrection and is celebrated in Las Nieves; if a near death has been your experience how about riding your coffin to the local church for mass? If you happen to come across a blocked road during your HOLIDAY RENTALS IN SPAIN , it doesn't mean you need to pull out your passport to prove you are there on holiday; they may just be blocked to keep the cars from entering the fiesta or parade route.