Alhaurin el Grande festivities

Alhaurin el Grande fairs and festivities

Alhaurin el Grande has a great cultural tradition of festivities and celebrations, the majority of religious origin and originated in the 16th century after the conquest, although we must highlight 3 of them that you simply cannot miss out on: La Semana Santa (the holy week, Spain’s Easter), the Carnivals and the Alhaurin el Grande fair.

The Holy Week (Semana Santa) is the most important celebration, declared of national tourist interest in Andalusia, they represent live Christian religious scenes.

These celebrations were probably originated as a way of evangelising the conquered and imposing the Christian religion, sometimes some religious festivities were used to replace local pagan festivities.

Other important festivities in Alhaurin el Grande are:

  • The Carnivals: One of the most important in the province and take place the last week of February.

  • The Alhaurin fair: It takes place the last week of May and has stands/pavilions/huts where one can eat, drink and dance. We must highlight the celebration of the fair during the day through the streets of the municipality’s old quarter.

  • Dia de la Cruz: 3rd May.

  • Dia de Jesus: Eighth day of the Corpus Christi.

  • The festivity of the Pattern, Nuestra Señora de Gracia: 15th August.

  • Villafranco's fair: 1st week of July.

  • Romeria del Cristo de las Agonías: 2nd week of September.

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