Why Spain is considered a tourist country?

Why Spain is considered a tourist country?

Aug 25 2019

Spain has many celebrations throughout the year:

1. Celebration of the human tower :

Some unknown people called the Castell de Castell or Tower of Man, a typical tradition in Catalonia, are carried out on 18 November each year in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

Castell is a tradition of building human towers that originated in Vaals, near the city of Tarragona, in the southern part of Catalonia at the end of the 18th century. This tradition extended to his Penedes and during the twentieth century, became throughout Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Roussillon, especially since the 1980s, which means it is closely related to popular celebrations. casteller is a person who is part of the casteller organization of castells

(Catalan, Castles). On November 16, 2010, Castels Els was declared to mankind by the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO.


In Castel there is a large group of men and women of all age’s physical structures who train all year round for competitions and performances. Moreover, the structure of each castel includes friends, families, fans, spectators and spontaneously takes place.

2. The celebration of walking on fire :

The Fire Corridor is a celebration that takes place on the night of San Juan in the town of San Pedro Manrique Soria in Spain. In the middle of the night, after three trumpets of trumpet, the Sanpidranos cross over the barefoot fire without being burned and the path is prepared like a carpet of fiery charcoal. Traditionally, the first three boys carry Mondays on their backs at the ceremony. Sir Ali Fire celebrated the international tourist importance in 2008.

3. Celebration of pumpkins on drums :

The village of Calanda is located in the province of Teruel, in the center of the Aragon region. It is easy to get there by car or bus from Zaragoza. Zaragoza was well connected by the airport and buses with major Spanish cities.

This tradition, which has been celebrated during the Holy Week in Calanda since the mid-19th century, was introduced to the world by his famous son in the city and the world famous director, Luis Bonwell.

When and where:

"La rompida de la hora" takes place every year on Good Friday and starts at 12 in the afternoon and until the last 12 24h in the afternoon of the following day.

Can only play on the drum or bass god until 1980 from that date or so, women have been increasingly incorporated, where women can not play freely.

When a band of drummers met face-to-face at the corner of two streets, they continued to play up and force more and more, such as embarking on a "drum duel" that could last more than an hour.

The Holy Week in the listed villages includes percussion drums and basses in Aragon and Ely as a festival of national tourist importance in November 2005, except in the village of Hfjar which was declared as such in 1980, 25 years ago any other city, where the oldest village in This celebration, as it appears in the writings of the twelfth century Duchy found in a file and administered by the Pauliana system, ancestor of the Franciscans.

The tradition is to start playing the drum and bass machine on Holy Thursday or Good Friday, at a specific time. This is called the beginning of a "break period" and starts in most villages on Holy Thursday at 12:00 while in Kalanda is 12 noon on Friday, there is also a special rhythm and a different color to dress each village.

The exact time starts immediately after a special signal is given in the Town Hall. Since then, the rhythmic rhythm of drums and basses continues until the Holy Saturday at 2 pm.

4. Celebration of the legendary clown :

Cipotegato is a universal tradition of Tarazona and is held every year on 27 August. In honor of St. Atellano, regional interest was declared in 1998 and national interest in 2009.

The celebrations begin with the emergence of a strange character called "Cipotegato," a clown character with a legendary character disguised and disguised in yellow, red and green colors.

The main day of the festival of Tarazona, at noon, is held with some fireworks in the field through an open corridor through a crowd of friends and ancient Cipotegatos across the square, and escapes from the town hall under a shower of tomatoes thrown by the participants others. When you reach a bronze statue prepared in his honor in the same square in the main square where the ceremony begins officially

Cipotegato is elected annually in the lottery conducted among young people in the city. In 2011 Cipotegato was elected, for the first time, she was a girl.

Reason for the celebration:

Previously in Tarazona was a prison. Once a year, at the festivities, it gives the prisoner the opportunity to be free, he was given a stick with a string ending in the ball, (like what Cipotegato currently holds), and was allegedly released by being released as he left the village, then released in Midtown Square. What he didn't know is "that all people are waiting for him with stones in their hands.

When and where:

The celebration takes place on the day of Sant Atilano on 27 August of each year in Tarazona, 80km from Zaragoza.

5. Fayyas FestivalVallas,  a festival of arson :

is a special event and celebration held in the Spanish city of Valencia, which dates back to the Middle Ages. Between 15 and 19 March, local people used to burn ninots, and their craftsmen mastered their artistry. From statues representing animals to public figures, King Juan Carlos is dressed in a pajamas, standing next to his wife, Queen Sofia, with a baby in her hands, or Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in her full uniform. It is customary to burn the 380 statues at the end of the celebration, which lasts three days except the statue chosen as the best work.

The rituals of the festival "Falas" date back to the second half of the eighteenth century, when carpenters burned excess wood in their shops, according to one account.

Other accounts refer to the celebration of Easter. In all cases, sculptors are competing with each other to make the most beautiful sculptures, a process that begins about a year before the festival, where many committees meet to discuss the main themes of the festival.

At the end of the fourth day, the whole city will stay up and restaurants and cafes will open until the early hours of the morning. The children roam the streets, fireworks waiting to set fire to the statues.

Over time, people in the neighborhood began organizing the process of creating Fayas and memorials for various characters created as part of the celebration.

6. The Festivals of St. Lawrence, San Caichno and La Paloma

These three celebrations reflect the culture of Madrid with many celebrations for ten days starting from the sixth to the fifteenth. The Spaniards wear their traditional clothes and go out on the streets decorated with dancing and singing outdoors.

On this occasion, processions and parades through the streets in honor of Our Lady and the saints abound during the day.

Madrid festivals attract people from all over the world. There is the Fiestas de San Isidro one of the biggest festivals of the year. Starting from the fifteenth day of May, pedazles visitors with excellent dance performances, concerts, and other performances. Delicious food during the festival remains as a magnet. Festivals such as Feria de la Qibla in May, Feria de Otunnu in September and Tornia Feria festive verbena de la Paloma are amazing from the 6th to the 15th of August.