Fiestas de La Carrera Almuñécar – Immaculate Conception (Dec 8)

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.

Fiestas de La Carrera Almuñécar - Immaculate Conception (Dec 8) Food, drinks, activities, procession, & fireworks! Celebrating the Fiestas de La Carrera Almuñécar!  The immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary. Read more on



What is the Immaculate Conception?

The Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception) is a dogma of the Catholic Church, decreed in 1854 that maintains that the Virgen Maria (Virgin Mary) was free from original sin from the first moment of her conception by the merits of her son, Jesus Christ.

This belief should not be confused with the doctrine of the virgin birth of Jesus.  That states that Jesus was conceived without the intervention of a man, while Mary remained a virgin before, during, and after childbirth.

In developing the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Catholic Church contemplates the special position of Mary as the mother of Christ.  And it maintains that God preserved Mary from the moment of her conception of every stain or effect of original sin.  Which was to be transmitted to all men, because they are descendants of Adam and Eve.  They were going to be the mother of Jesus, who is also God.  The doctrine reaffirms with the expression “full of grace” (Gratia Plena) contained in the greeting of the archangel Gabriel, and recorded in the prayer of the Hail Mary, this aspect of being free from sin by the grace of God.

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Día de la Inmaculada Concepción (8th December)

December 8th, is the second of two public holidays in Spain in early December. The first is December 6, or Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución December 6, 1978) which marks when the new constitution was approved following the end of the Franco regime.

Día de la Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception) is also referred to as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  The Immaculate Conception is one of the most important Marian feasts in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church, and is celebrated worldwide. This day is a national holiday in Spain and is celebrated on December 8th each year.

You will find that most businesses and stores will be closed, but restaurants and cafes will likely to be open.  Local schools (both Spanish and international) are also closed on the 8th.

When this falls on the weekend, the schools will receive the Friday or Monday off.  The Feast of the Immaculate conception is celebrated in conjunction with Spanish Constitution Day on December 6th.  This is also a national holiday.  Depending on where the days land in the week, schools and shops may take December 7th off as well, creating a “puente” (bridge).

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Almuñécar Fiestas de La Carrera Schedule 2018

The 2019 program will be available in late November 20190, events are always around the 8th of December.

The neighborhood of La Carrera will celebrate festivities from December 8 to 9

The delegate councilor of Institutional Relations and Festivities of the City of Almuñécar, María del Mar Medina, and the president of the Association of Neighbors of La Carrera, Toñi Salinas Muñoz, have presented the official program of the XVII Fiestas del Barrio la Carrera de la Concepción in Honor of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

Thus the festivities will start on Saturday, the 8th, with a rocket sound in the morning.  It will continue until Sunday, the 9th, ending with a fireworks display.  Furthermore, this is a celebration in Honor of the Immaculate Conception (Virgin Mary) in La Carrera de la Concepción neighborhood Almuñécar, December 8 – 9, 2018

Be on the lookout for fireworks as well!

Detailed Schedule of events 2018

08-09 Dec Fiestas de La Carrera Immaculate Conception. We have compiled a list of things to do for 2018 Christmas in Almuñécar & La Herradura. Including events for January and Los Tres Reyes (The 3 Kings). 2017 holiday season Almuñécar & La Herradura. Read more on

Agenda Saturday, December 8

10.30  Cheerful waking up with sound rockets
11:00  Mass in honor of the Immaculate Conception on the square next to the Virgin
12:00  Breakfast of donuts with chocolate, offered by the Neighborhood Association
12,30  Activity offered by Athletismo Sexitano
13.30  Performance by Orquesta Davinci
14:00  Popular food at the bar (Migas)
14:30  Performance by the María “La Canastera”
15:00  Batukada 2.0
15:00  Free attractions for the kids
16:00  Music with DJ Roberto Cortés
17:00  Games
17:30  Animation for all ages
19:00  Election of Queen of the party (Ages 7 to 10 years)

Agenda Sunday, December 9

10.30  Cheerful waking up with fireworks
12:00  Athletics organized by Athletics Sexitano and sponsored by the Municipal Sports Board of Almuñécar
13:00  Music with DJ Roberto Cortés
13.30  Club de Moteros “Los Tiburones”, will offer fun games
14:00  Popular food at the bar (Paella)
14:30  Performance of the dance group Alma Marinera
15:00  Free bouncy houses for the kids
15:30  Zumba with Evi Martín
16:00 Games with Spiderman and sweets for the kids
16:30  Performance of the Almainova dance group
17:00  Yincana sponsored by the Municipal Sports Board of Almuñécar
17:30  Bachata class by Juanfran at Polideportivo de la carrera
18:00  80’s party with prizes
20:00  Fireworks from the Castle and end of the fiestas


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