Category Archives: June

EL ROCIO (I) -What it is and how it is celebrated-, El Rocío -Huelva-

 El Rocío is the most popular pilgrimage in the whole of Andalusia during which more than one hundred brotherhoods gather to pay homage to the virgin of ‘El Rocío’. An incredible number of people exceeding one million attend the festival attracted by the amazing mix of religious worship and Andalusian folklore.

From the 07nd to the 10th of June 2019.

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WorldPride Madrid 2017

Whoever you love, Madrid loves you” This was the motto chosen for the WorldPride 2017.

 Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the first Pride protest in Spain, Madrid became this year’s WorldPride host, the most important event for the LGBT Community. So, I felt compelled to stay in the city and experience myself what was going on during those days. In addition, it happened to be the 30th anniversary of the first celebrations held in the neighborhood of Chueca.

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Baby Jumping Festival, Castrillo de Murcia -Burgos-

The Baby Jumping is the popular name by which the Spanish festival of “El Colacho” is internationally known. It is held in Castrillo de Murcia, Burgos province, as part of the Corpus Christi celebrations (from Wednesday before Corpus until the following Monday). 14-18 June 2017

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The “Móndidas”, San Pedro Manrique -Soria-

The Day of the ‘Móndidas’ is the day of Saint John although the celebrations begin the day before.

A little bit of history

The origins of this celebration are unclear. Some say that this day commemorates the abolition of the Moorish requirement that 100 virgins be given every year as tribute from Christian Kingdoms in Iberia. Continue reading The “Móndidas”, San Pedro Manrique -Soria-