Calender & Holidays in Sevilla
Below you can find a description of local and national holidays and other celebrations in Sevilla.
1st of January - New year's day. National holiday.
5-6th of January - The procession of the 3 Holy Kings. In Spain this event is celebrated with big parades for children where various famous people get the "honor" to play one of the 3 kings. On the morning of the 6th of January is when the children receive their gifts.
3rd and 4th week of February - Carnival. The yearly carnival is celebrated all over Spain with events like parades, mask and costume parties.
28th of February - Day of Andalusia. A state holiday throughout Andalusia.
March/April - Easter-Week. Easter is one of the most important religious events in Sevilla, which dates back to the 16th century. It is celebrated with impressive religious processions where statuettes of Jesus and Virgin Maria are carried around the town, with music and participants in special costumes.2 weeks after Ester - The traditional town festival "Feria de Abril". La Feria is a weeklong town festival, which is celebrated during the daytime and throughout the night in an open square in the Feria square in Sevilla. The main objective is to have fun and people are dancing, singing, eating, and drinking in the many tents all over the Feria square.
In la Feria you can also find horse parades, flamenco concerts and locals in traditional regional dresses.
1st of May - International Labor day. A national holiday in Spain.
3rd of May - Cruces de Mayo. This day is celebrated (principally in Granada) with competitions in decorating the most beautiful cross with flowers, but is not a holiday in Sevilla.
31st of May - San Fernando. San Fernando is the patron of Sevilla and is a local holiday.
18th of June - Corpus Christi. This is a religious event celebrated with processions in the center of Malaga, but is not a holiday.
23rd of June - San Juan. San Juan is the longest day of the year and is celebrated with campfires and parties on the beach. (not a holiday)
15th of August - Asuncin de la Virgen. This is a national holiday celebrating one of the patrons of Spain.
12th of October - Dia del Hispanidad. This is a national holiday with official parades celebrating "being Spanish".
1st of November - All Saints day. National holiday in Spain. Halloween is celebrated in some places in Sevilla but it is not a Spanish tradition.
6th of December - Constitution day in Spain. This is a National holiday, but is only celebrated with official events.
8th of December - Imaculada Concepcin. This is a national holiday celebrating the patron of Spain, la Imaculada Concepcin. In Sevilla this event is celebrated near the Cathedral on Plaza del Triunfo with a big religious procession.
25th of December - Christmas day. National holiday.
28th of December - Los Santos Inocentes. This is the day where people makes jokes upon each other (like the 1st of April in many other countries).