Tradition, processions, remembrance, commemoration, brotherhoods, sisterhoods, candles, floats, a variety of costumes and more, are all part of what you will experience during AlmuñécarSemana Santa (Holy Week)! This usually spans over 8 days, with multiple processions through town during the day or night. For 2021, it will again be a little different from the normal week. Keep reading to see what will be happening in 2021.
In the middle of March we are always in for a treat with the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José! This is the place to be in order to celebrate San José, Father’s Day, the coming of Spring, and all people named José. Be prepared for a few days and nights with activities, events, food, drink and parties.
La Herradura will not celebrate its patron saint festivities again, for the second consecutive year. due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19. However, “as a tribute” the Mayor’s Office of La Herradura has organized some activities. There will not be a feria or group gatherings.
Normally we have costumes, masquerade, parades, singing, dancing, music, activities, food & drink. 2021 will be slightly different.
We will keep the information on what you would normally experience when you celebrate La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival! The parades begin at one location and end at the party event locations. This year the party locations are at Plaza Kuwait in Almuñécar and at the Plaza de la Independencia in La Herradura. Keep on reading for detailed events and locations.
The holiday season is upon us and there is so much going on! It is magical to experience (Navidad) Christmas in Almuñécar, La Herradura & the surrounding areas. We also know it can be difficult to find out when and where things are happening, so we compile the information and keep it here for you! If we know the information, it will be in this post and we continue to provide updates through the season.
In 2020, there will likely be fewer activities and markets due to covid.
Bookmark this, so you can refer to it through the season (December 5, 2020 to January 6, 2021)!
Food, drinks, activities, procession, and fireworks are what you will get when you celebrate the Fiestas de La Carrera Almuñécar! This usually includes 2-3 days of activities in the neighborhood of La Carrera, near the old town Church. There are no festivities in 2020.
The barrio of Torrecuevas Almuñécar hosts the Fiestas de la Chirimoya to celebrate the harvest of the chirimoya (a custard apple), in honor of the Virgen Madre. The Chirimoya Festival of barrio Torrecuevas, usually includes 4 days of celebration, activities, music, dancing, eating and drinking. The Fiestas de la Chirimoya usually takes place around the 12th of October, which is also Día de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Heritage Day) and Fiestas de Pilar.
Who loves good food? Yes, you do! Every year Almuñécar holds a foodie event called the Feria Gastronomica in Majuelo Park. In 2020, the standard dates, location, and style was altered due to Covid, but it is happening! Be prepared to sample the delicious food from each of the stalls and also partake in a few beverages as well. It isn’t just about food and drinks though. No, you will also be very entertained and this is just one of the annual events which are the sign that summer is on the way.