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Festivals in Madrid

Festivals in MadridFestivals in Travel to Madrid Spain give you wide spectrum of colors, fun, enthusiasm, rituals and gaiety. There are myriad fairs and festivals celebrated in Madrid. These fairs and festivals lend color and joy to life and the calendar is marked by plethora of such national and local events or celebrations. One can never see the enthusiasm fading away during the preparation and celebration of these fairs and festivals in Madrid.

The enthusiasm of the locals is reflected in the colorful vibrancy of the national and local festivals. There are around 14 public holidays in Spain that is listed below.

National Public Holidays

1st January- New year's Day
5th January - Epiphany
19th March - St. Joseph's Day
Late March or early April - Maundy Thursday
Late March or early April - Good Friday
1st May - Labour Day
15th August - Feast of the Assumption
12th October - National Day
1st November - All Saints' Day
6th December - Constitution Day
8th December - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
25th December - Christmas Day

Besides all these national festivals that are celebrated with fun and frolic throughout the nation, there are some other events also celebrated with great enthusiasm in Madrid. Carnival celebrated in the month of February throw colors in the air. This carnival celebrated with costumes parties and parades that mark the beginning of Lent ends with the burial of the Sardine on Ash Wednesday.

Fiestas del 2 de Mayo celebration features sports events, music concerts and bullfights. Fiestas de San Isidro celebrated in the honor of the patron saint of Madrid on May 15th bring smiles to everyone's face. Feria Taurina, also known as bullfighting fair enjoyed from the mid of May to the mid of June at the very famous Plaza Monumental Las Ventas bullring.

The Fiestas de San Lorenzo, San Cayetano and the Virgen de la Paloma are celebrated from 6th August to 15th August with rituals, sidewalk concerts and dancing. There are various other events and festivals in Madrid that fill the streets of Travel to Madrid Spain with vibrant colors. These fairs and festivals in Madrid tell about the culture and history of the capital city.

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