Monday, March 02, 2009

Fiestas, Romerias and Other Dates for 2009

Here is a list of some of the most accessible and fun Fairs, Pilgrimages, Fiestas and processions in the Sierra de Aracena.
Times mentioned are driving times from Finca Buenvino.

March 6th-9th FICAR (International hunting and shooting fair) Rosal de la Frontera (40 mins)

March 20th&21st Fiestas de la Encarnación, Carboneras (15 mins)

March 22nd Romeria de Nuestra Señora del Prado Higuera de la Sierra (25 mins)

April 1st-5th April Iberian Pig and Hunting/Shooting fair Santa Olalla del Cala (40 mins)

April 3rd Good Friday

April 5th Palm Sunday The Borriqita procession 6pm Aracena (10 mins)

April 3rd - April 5th The horse and mule fair Puerto Moral (25 Mins)

April 5th- 12th Holy Week. There are processions most days/nights in Aracena (10 mins) The most beautiful and moving are on the night and early morning of Thursday to Friday.

12th April-19th The Virgen de las Flores is carried from her chapel and returns 19th. All week is fiesta (Encinasola - 50 mins)

30th April-3rd May Fiesta de la Virgen de la Tortola in Hinojales (45 mins) Here, on the 1st May you will see the men of the town assemble to dance the extraordinary Danza de la Lanza

May 2nd & 3rd Fiesta de Las Cruzes Almonaster la Real (35 mins)

May 6th-8th VIth International Congress on Jamón Aracena (10 Mins)

May 10th Romeria de Nuestra Señora de la Coronada Cortelazor (20 Mins) If the weather is fine, this is a beautiful romeria in spectacular scenery.

May 15th-17th Spring Livestock Fair Aracena (10Mins)

May 23rd-24th Romeria de San Mamés Aroche (30 Mins) very fine route through dehesa. A day and a night of roistering.

May 31st Our own Romeria de la Virgen de Gracia Los Marines (2 Mins) the best(see former blogs)

June 7th Romeria de Nuestra Señora del Prado Higuera de la Sierra (25 Mins) the chapel is set amidst beautiful countryside.

June 13th Fiesta del Chopo Los Marines (2 Mins) the young men of our village go out to the countryside, fell a huge poplar tree and carry it back to the main square of the village, where it is erected with some difficulty. Much drink taken.

June 13th Fiesta del Carro Fuenteheridos (4 Mins) only for the young and well-oiled.

June 19th-20th Velá del Cercado de Reyes Aracena (10 mins) Night time street party.

June 26th - 28th Fiestas de San Juan Bautista Linares de la Sierra (Bullfight on 27th) (20 Mins)

June 26th-28th Velá de San Pedro Aracena (10 mins) night time street party on thr saturday. exhibitions of art and handicrafts..

June 27th Velá de Poesia Erótica Galaroza (15 mins) Readings and discussions of Erotic Poetry.

June 28th - 30th Fiestas de San Pedro Castaño del Robledo (15 mins)

July 10th- 12th Cultural and Environmental Days "Amigos del Castillo" Cortegana (25 mins)

July 20th - 26th IIIrd Music Week Zufre (30 mins)

July 24th-26th Velá de Santa Lucia Aracena (10 mins)

August 1st-3rd Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza Castañuelo (20 mins)

August 1st National open-air painting competition and meeting Cortelazor (20 mins)

August 6th-9th Mediaeval fair Cortegana (30 mins)

15th August Romeria de Nuestra Señora de Esperanza Castañuelo and Corterangel. (20 mins)

15th August- 18th August Fiestas e la Virgen de la Fuente Fuenteheridos (3 mins)

15th - 17th August Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Cortelazor (20 mins) "el toro de fuego" runs about on saturday night....a man with horns and covered in fireworks.

20th August-24th August Feria de Agosto Aracena (10 mins)

22nd August-23rd August Romeria de San Bartolomé Alajar (10 mins)

6th September Los Jarritos Galaroza (15 mins) water is thrown about all morning so wear bathers and bring a bucket.

8th September Romeria de la Reina de los Angeles Alajar (10 mins) Spectacular romeria to a mountainside hermitage. (Fireworks the night before the romeria)

18th September Fiestas y Feria de la Virgen de Gracia Los Marines (2 mins) Fireworks on the Saturday.

18th- 20th September FEGAR Livestock fair Aroche (30 mins)