(English) Alicante festivals guide

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  1. ItalianNotes 17 juni 2012 1218 #

    Your suggestions sound very convincing. My knowledge of Spanish festivals is limited to La Tomatina in Valencia and the running of the bulls in Pamplona which is where everyone goes, I suppose.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 20 juni 2012 2346 #

      Yes, those were the only ones I knew about, too. Considering Spain is practically a second home country for so many Scandinavians, I know surprisingly little.

  2. InsideJourneys 19 juni 2012 0122 #

    I went to a few while I was there but none as spectacular as these. I could go for them all.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 20 juni 2012 2347 #

      Yes, I think I could, too. They all sound so interesting.

  3. Kurt 20 juni 2012 1807 #

    I have always loved that conflicting cultures of Christian and Islamic religions in Spain. They have made for some of the greatest churches, mosques and castles with such a mix of styles and continual conflict throughout history.

    It has got to feel a little special taking part in a play and the festival that is so old.
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 20 juni 2012 2358 #

      It is interesting the Muslim influences in Spain, especially the architecture. I’d definitely like to explore more of southern Spain for that reason.

  4. San Juan is wild and happens all over Spain. Bonfires in plazas, dancers with fire, drummers. Usually an all night affair, one of it’s purposes is to cleanse. However, I think the real purpose is to drink and party!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 juni 2012 1757 #

      Yeah, probably the real purpose behind lots of festivals around the world, that. Lively and fun, though, eh?

  5. Andrew Graeme Gould 22 juni 2012 0721 #

    Thanks for the information on these events. It all looks very interesting!
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 juni 2012 1757 #

      Thanks for stopping by, Andrew :)

  6. Jarmo @ Arctic Nomad 4 juli 2012 0255 #

    My knowledge of Spanish festivals is shockingly poor even thou I am actually right now in Torrevieja which is just some 50km south of Alicante…. And just trying to figure out how to get to Pamplona in few days :)
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