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Torremolinos Fairs and Festivals
If you visit Torremolinos you may be interested in enjoying one of its many popular festivities that are celebrated all year round.
Amongst some of these celebrations in Torremolinos we’ll find:
Retro Dance Championship
’Los Verdiales’ contest
Semana Santa (Holy Week)
Crosses of May
Fried Fish Day
San Miguel Fair
Here below we recommend and explain some of the most popular festivities in Torremolinos:
On the first Thursday of September, they thank the visitors that have chosen Torremolinos to spend their holidays. Throughout the day there are regional dances and free rations of paella and fried fish.
-Fried Fish Day
Held on the first day of June in La Carihuela, they celebrate this day where the traders association of La Carihuela and the town hall turn this old fishing district into a gastronomic festivity, and they share out several species of fish and seafood, as well as drinks, for free. This event begins at around 1pm and finishes at around 5pm.
A pagan celebration of the summer solstice of celtic origins where they used to jump a bonfire with poles. Later on, the romans celebrated it in honour of Minerva, the goddess of war, jumping over the bonfire 3 times. And finally passed on to be a Christian celebration who took over it with the intention of eliminating traditions of previous religions.
The original pagan essence of this celebration has preserved with its ritual of fire and water, where the people, apart from burning wishes writen on a piece of paper, they also swim in the sea at midnight. A massive event all along the beaches in Torremolinos and the whole Costa del Sol.
-Virgin of the Carmen
A Christian celebration held on the 16th of July organised by the town hall. During this celebration, a religious image is carried upon the shoulders of the volunteers through the streets of the district towards the beach, where they place this image on a boat and is followed by a large number of fishing boats that are decorated with colourful lights.
-The San Miguel Romeria (Pilgrimage)
The San Miguel pilgrimage is of national touristic interest and during the celebration over 200.000 visit the Pinares of Torremolinos, where around 100 decorated carriages participate in the occasion, dragged along by oxen and tractors as well as by horses. You’ll enjoy Malaga’s wine, good serrano ham and typical dances.
-The San Miguel Fair
Towards the end of September, the Torremolinos fair takes places with events over a period of 5 days. This fair is held in the fairground, near the auditorium that hosts several events, from concerts to the election of the queen and maid of honour of the fair. The Torremolinos fair has huts with live music, huts to eat and drink and fun rides for all ages; some of the popular ones are the big wheel or the bumper cars.
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