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June - Battala Dos Vinos (Battle of the Wines), Spain

SPAIN | Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | Views [3787] | Video

Location: Biliblio, La Rioja, Spain Date: 29 June Description: On St. Pedro’s Day in Hara, capital of northern Spain’s Rioja-producing region, thousands of people take to the streets toting water pistols loaded with wine. If they’re ambitious, ... Read more >

Tags: drinking, festivals, parties, safety, spain, travel, wine, world festivals

Inside World Festivals: La Tomatina

SPAIN | Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | Views [5714] | Video

Every year on the last Wednesday in August a little town called Buñol in the Valencia region of Spain plays host to the world's largest food fight. During La Tomatina, tens of thousands of people throw around 150,000 tomatoes (equal to 90,000 ... Read more >

Tags: bunol, fruit, la tomatina, parades, spain, spanish festivals, tomatoes, travel, valencia, world festivals

September - Festival of the Virgin of Mercy, Spain

SPAIN | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [3007] | Video

Location: Barcelona, Spain Dates: Four days around 24 September Level of Participation: 2 – join the Catalan party as Barcelona is overrun with giants, devils and human pyramids Description: ... Read more >

Tags: festival of the virgin of mercy, spain, world festivals

August - La Tomatina (Tomato-Throwing Festival), Spain

SPAIN | Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | Views [6981] | Comments [1]

Location: Plaza del Pueblo, Valencia, Spain Date: Last Wednesday in August Level of Participation: 5 – get ready to launch – and receive – volleys of tomatoes Description: Getting pelted with tomatoes may sound like a punishment reserved ... Read more >

Tags: la tomatina, spain, world festivals

June - Sonar, Spain

SPAIN | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1233] | Video

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain Dates: 14–16 June Level of Participation: 1 – turn up and turn on to electronica Description: Billing itself as a festival of progressive ... Read more >

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June - El Colacho (Baby-Jumping Festival), Spain

SPAIN | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [3396] | Video

Location: Castrillo de Murcia, Burgos, Spain Dates: Sunday following Corpus Christi Level of Participation: 5 – if you’re a baby Description: Spain begins to corner the European market for ... Read more >

Tags: baby-jumping festival, el colacho, spain, world festivals

March - Las Fallas, Spain

SPAIN | Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | Views [2461] | Comments [1] | Video

Location: Valencia, Spain. The fireworks displays are in Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Dates: 12–19 March Level of Participation: 4 – endless festivities over the last four days, and you can happily throw fireworks with the rest of the Valencians ... Read more >

Tags: las fallas, spain, valencia, world festivals

January - La Tamborrada (Drum Festival), Spain

SPAIN | Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | Views [2382] | Video

Location: Begins in Plaza de la Constitucíon, San Sebastian, Spain, and spreads through the old city. Dates: 20 January Level of Participation: 2 – it’s about hearing not doing Description: Can ... Read more >

Tags: drum festival, la tamborrada, spain, world festivals

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