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May 1 and 2: Spain’s public holidays explained

IF YOU didn’t know already, this weekend will last three days, thanks to International Workers’ Day falling on May 1.  That means a bank holiday,...

Spain’s Valencia celebrates the patron saint of animals with a fiesta and church blessing

THE popular San Antonio festival is being staged in Valencia this weekend, culminating with Tuesday's blessing of animals. San Antonio Abad became the patron saint...

Why a village in Spain’s Galicia is about to be invaded by marauding vikings

SPAIN has more than its fair share of bizarre festivals, but the one that takes place on the first Sunday each August, in a...

Three die after bull running injuries sustained in different fiestas across Spain’s Valencia region

THREE men have died in 24 hours from wounds suffered during different bull-running festivals in eastern Spain. All three were unjured during traditional bous al...

THIS fiesta is known worldwide. It’s Pamplona’s biggest event of the year. But do you really know what it’s...

Who is San Fermín?Fermín was, of course, a normal person once. He was the son of the Roman ruler of Pamplona. His father was...

Vicar calls to ban ‘treacherous’ and ‘offensive’ virgins from big carnival on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A TORREVIEJA vicar has publicly asked that the next carnival cancels any characterisation of “The Virgin” for fear of offending people. The vicar at the...

Woman takes the role of Jarramplas for first time in Spain’s bizarre turnip throwing fiesta

SPAIN has a whole host of bizarre fiestas, from jumping over babies during El Colacho in Burgos province to the gigantic flour and egg...

IN PICS: Fiesta season kicks off in Spain’s Costa Blanca with free fun in the sun

FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA was one of many places on the Costa Blanca that enjoyed a carnival atmosphere, this weekend. Joining Torrevieja, Orihuela, and many other...

Costa Blanca kicks off 2020 with month-long carnival in coastal city

TORREVIEJA starts it's annual carnival next week on January 31 with a programme packed with fun for all the family. Every year, dozens of floats...

Festive fun and free food at Costa Blanca feria, hundreds involved

FORMENTERA del Segura celebrated its local food and culture at the town’s 11th annual Christmas market, earlier this month. The Mari Luz Dance School performed...

IN PICTURES: Easter processions kick off in fine weather in Spain

THE fabulously named 'gypsies' procession got off to a fine start in Ronda last night. The Hermandad de Los Gitanos led the way across the...

Security increased at Spain’s popular summer fiestas in a bid to protect women

Local authorities come together to keep women safe at Spain´s summer fiestas

Bye bye beardy

After two and a bit years of sporting a beard, columnist Giles Brown decides to go clean shaven for the summer

Head to Los Barrios for a right rural rave-up!

If you thought Los Barrios was a one-horse town, you haven’t seen their Romeria, writes Belinda Beckett, Mistress of Sizzle

Summer festival San Juan lights up the Costa del Sol

These Olive Press photos captured the spectacular night from Playa Ancha on Casares costa
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San Juan’s midsummer night’s fiesta

The 'festival of fire' is the hottest party of the year

Sotogrande celebrates 50th anniversary

The up-market residential development continues to attract a host of high-profile celebrities and royalty

Spanish fiesta heads to Britain

A play based on Earnest Hemingway’s first novel, The Sun Also Rises, has now opened in the UK

Ten day festival to include spectacular procession

Fiesta not to be missed in Casarabonela

Get off your horse!

Horseback riding has been banned in Alora




Ryanair to add seven new destinations from Alicante this summer

BUDGET airline Ryanair will add a total of nine new routes to the Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez airport, connecting the Costa Blanca tourist hotspot to...


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