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Christmas decorations
Dec
1
to Jan 5

Christmas decorations

  • Puente de Santa Catalina San Sebastián, PV, 20002 Spain (map)
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Three weeks before Christmas, San Sebastian turns into a farytale city. Christmas lights are lit on the streets and squares, holiday decorations are set on the seafront and suspended over Urumea river, Christmas market show up on the riverfront and multiple Christmas trees light up on city squares.  Read more about Christmas decorations here…

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Santo Tomás
Dec
21
to Dec 22

Santo Tomás

In the nineteenth century, farmers from Guipuzcoa province were coming to San Sebastian to sell farm produce and home products and to enjoy shopping in the city. Nowadays, city residents dress up in costumes and walk around town drinking cider with chistora – a favorite produce of local farmers. Read more…

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Magic Kings parade
Jan
6
to Jan 7

Magic Kings parade

  • 18 Kontxa Pasealekua Donostia Spain (map)
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Spanish winter holidays start on Christmas eve and end with fairy kings parade - an important Catholic ritual that symbolizes the journey of the Magi from all over the world to Jerusalem to present gifts for a newborn Jesus.  A ritual that nowadays is very similar to Santa Claus’s visit on Christmas eve.  Read more…

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Tamborrada
Jan
20
to Jan 21

Tamborrada

Tamborrada or San Sebastian Day is held on January 20th. The opening ceremony will take place at midnight on January 19th, when a president of gastronomic community Gaztelubide will raise the flag of the city at the Constitution Square.  City residents celebrate the day of the patron saint for more than 150 years with a 24 hour parade of drummers in costumes and brass bands. Read more…

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Carnival
Feb
28
to Mar 5

Carnival

  • 2 Boulevard Zumardia Donostia Spain (map)
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Festive processions dedicated to Carnival begin in San Sebastian 40 days before the Passover Week. Starting from Thursday, mummers walk through different quarters of the city, singing songs dedicated to the goddess Momo - the queen/patron of the carnival. Read more…

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Easter processions
Apr
19
to Apr 20

Easter processions

  • 1 Kalea Uria Harresia Hondarribia, PV, 20280 Spain (map)
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he week before Easter in Spain is known as Semana Santa, or the Holy week. Starting from the Holy Thursday, Passover processions take place throughout Spain. This religious processions are dedicated to the events that occurred after Christ entered Jerusalem. In Guipúzcoa, this spectacular procession can be observed in Hondarribia and Irun. Read more…

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San Juan Day
Jun
23
4:00 AM04:00

San Juan Day

  • 1 Del Padre Claret Plaza Donostia, PV, 20013 Spain (map)
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On the day of summer solstice Spaniards celebrate the day of St. John (San Juan in Spanish), the roots of which go back to paganism. It is believed that after this longest day of the year is over, Light begins to lose its strength and Darkness takes over. Read more…

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