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Events in Seville

Overview of festivals and events in Seville

Events in Seville

All information about activities, national holidays, events and festivals in Seville

Events in Seville

January 6th Epiphany or Twelfth Night: Epiphany is an important holiday in Spain. In the evening on January 5th, the three kings (Balthasar, Caspar and Melchior, representing Arabia, the Orient, and Africa) arrive on horseback, camel and elephant with a large parade. There will be lots of candy handed out in the city. 'Día de los Reyes Magos' on January 6, is celebrated with a lot of presents within the family circle.
February Los Carnavales: During Carnival, plenty of people dress up and participate in singing and dancing activities throughout the city.
March - April Semana Santa seville

Semana Santa: This is the holy week before Easter, in which Jesus' struggle to the cross is remembered. Seville is one of the cities in Spain with the most fanatic celebrations and processions with holy statues and traditional robes with pointed hats. (iStock.com/vanbeets)

April - May Feria de Abril: The festival week of Seville, with flamenco, horses and many food stalls and wine. The festival week takes place every year two weeks after the Semana Santa. The Feria de Abril takes place on the site of the Los Remedios festival, southwest of the city, near the Guadalquivir River. Website.
1st May Labour Day: This is a bank holiday all over Spain. Please note that many shops and some attractions are closed.
June Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi the second Thursday after Whitssuntide. The festivities last almost a week. A special mass is celebrated in the Cathedral and processions are organized.
September - October Bienal de Flamenco: Prestigious flamenco festival. Website.
September Feria de San Miguel: Cultural festival with flamenco shows and horses.
1st November Fiesta de Todos los Santos, or All Saints' Day, a national holiday.
December 6th Día de la Constitución, the day of the constitution. This national holiday in Spain is mainly celebrated in the family circle.
December 8 La fiesta de la virgen de la inmaculada: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Perfrorming choirs at Plaza de Triumfo and extra services in the cathedral
31st December New Year's Eve: The best place to celebrate 'La Noche Vieja' in Seville is at Plaza Nueva. Many people gather in this square to eat 12 grapes at 12 o'clock in the Spanish tradition—one at every stroke of the bell. This is meant to bring good luck.
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