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February 2020

Entroido (Carnival) – Ourense, Spain

February 1 - March 31
Ourense, 2 rua Isabel la Catolica
Ourense, Ourense 32005 Spain
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A feast of subversion and good humour, the Entroido (Carnival) is a very traditional celebration in Ourense, as it kept being held despite prohibitions in past times. The province concentrates up to seven carnivals declared of tourist interest, making the capital the perfect starting point to discover them. It is obligatory to…

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March 2020

St. Lazarus’ Day – Ourense, Spain

March 29
Ourense, 2 rua Isabel la Catolica
Ourense, Ourense 32005 Spain
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Dozens of stalls with doughnuts installed in the central St Lazarus’ Park indicate the arrival of this holiday, a prologue to Easter. The festival combines the religious celebrations (procession included) with the curious spectacle of the burning of the madamitas: figures of wire and paper stuffed with gunpowder made to…

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May 2020

Maios (May Day) – Ourense, Spain

May 3
Ourense, 2 rua Isabel la Catolica
Ourense, Ourense 32005 Spain
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The feast of the nature par excellence, announcing the splendour of the flowers and the farewell of the cold winter. Of uncertain origin, this rite is celebrated since very remote times in several places of Galicia, although in Ourense it has remarkable and singular characteristics, besides being a local holiday.…

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June 2020

City Festival (Corpus Christi) – Ourense, Spain

June 1 - June 30
Ourense, 2 rua Isabel la Catolica
Ourense, Ourense 32005 Spain
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Although Ourense does not celebrate its patron’s feast until autumn, the Festivities take advantage of June’s warmer weather and the celebration of Corpus Christi, a very traditional feast here. There are two weeks of festival in the city with non-stop activites: orchestras, concerts, parades, sports, children’s activities … The fireworks…

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