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Why are there so many fiestas in Spain?
There are more than 15 bank holidays in Spain each year – usually to celebrate a local or national “fiesta” or festival.
Fiestas symbolise the very essence of Spain and the Spanish people. They’re colourful, vibrant, usually extremely noisy, often chaotic and always great fun.
The origins of many of the country’s countless fiestas lie in religious feasts, often honouring a patron saint. If you´re interested in finding out more about Fiestas in Spain, why not visit our website about Spain and all things Spanish?
Our fiestas page is at http://www.spanish-living.com/entertainment_index.php
I love Fiestas we are in San Pedro which is apparently the last one of the year and it is great fun!!
We normally try and travel around a bit to visit three or four of them cause it is great to see people getting all dressed up in their flamenco outfits partying in the streets.
The Festes de la Merce in Barcelona is held every July and is its biggest festival by far. It features parades, fireworks, and dragons!