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2016 Spring Festivals in Spain

When the days are getting warmer and the springtime starts to show its colours, celebrations are held all over the world to mark the beginning of a new year. Those like no other can be found across Spain, in the stunning festivals that span the months of March and April. From extravagant parades of art and dance to vibrant musical spectacles and traditional religious displays, there is no better time of year to experience Spanish culture at its most exciting. With a range of Abercrombie and Kent luxury villas in Spain only a short drive away from some of the most extravagant and exciting festivals, you will be sure to have a memorable holiday.

Jerez Flamenco Festival in Andalucia

For the ultimate experience of traditional Spanish culture, look no further than the Jerez Flamenco Festival in Andalucia. In the birthplace of the dazzling dance, many thousands of dance students gather together to attend workshops and master classes on the full range of Flamenco skills and styles. For those who prefer to spectate, the most famous 'bailaores' (masters of Flamenco dancing) of our time perform to the public throughout the festival at the Teatro Villamarta in Jerez. In 2016 these spectacular shows run from 19th February to 5th March.

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Semana Santa en Sevilla is a long running festival originating in Andalucia, which dates way back to medieval times. In order to commemorate the Resurrection, a procession of men and women dressed in robes and holding candles makes its way through the streets. Some walking barefoot, while others carry shackles, this powerful display is maintained by the local religious brotherhoods local to the area precede the group dressed in Roman military costumes or penitential robes. Often special songs or hymns written for the occasion are played during this event. In 2016, the Semana Santa takes place between the 20th and 27th March.

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Las Fallas Festival in Valencia

What could be described as the most outrageous event in spring festivals across Spain is Las Fallas festival in Valencia, which runs from 15th to 19th March, 2016. The carnival features hundreds of sculptures called 'fallas' designed and built by over 350 Valencia communities (some as tall as 25 metres!). The celebration kicks off with a week of costumes, music and a magnificent fireworks display. This long party is a wonderful opportunity to try traditional Spanish dishes, such as paella. On the final night of the dramatic spectacle, all of the fallas are burned one by one, accompanied by cheers of the crowd ushering in the coming of spring.

The Seville April Fair usually takes place 2 weeks after Easter Sunday and is a celebration with drinking, dancing, with lots of fireworks and parades. Kicked off each year when the mayor of Seville ceremoniously turns on the lights with a dazzling 22,000 bulbs covering the gateway to the event. Millions of people travel each year to peruse the large tents containing the best in local cuisine and luxury wines for you to try. Locals tend to wear traditional Spanish dress and hold workshops and competitions showcasing their heritage to people from all over the world.

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