Festivals and Fairs

Among many of the traditions that have survived from the long history of Las Alpujarras, there are several festivals and fair held throughout the whole year.

The most famous are:

The Moors and Christians, representing conflict between them in the sixteenth century

Mauraca, fair celebrating the autumn harvest time in Las Alpujarras

Virgen del Rosario, important religious festivals of the area

Las Alpujarras traditions

January

  • Cabalgata de Reyes Magos: 5th January Cádiar

  • San Antón (Medina Alfahar): half of January Valor

  • Fiesta de San Antón: half of January Soportújar

  • Fiesta de San Antón: half of January Torvizcón

  • San Sebastián: second half in January Órgiva

  • Fiesta de San Antón: second half in January Capileira

  • Fiesta de San Sebastián: second half in January Bubión

  • Fiesta de San Antón: second half in January Bubión

  • Fiesta de San Sebastián: second half in January Juviles

  • Fiesta de San Sebastián: second half in January Lanjarón

  • San Sebastián/Antón: second half in January Laroles

  • Fiestas Patronales de San Sebastián: second half in January Pórtugos

  • Fiesta de San Cecilio: last days of January Picena

February

  • Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria: 2nd February Cádiar

  • Fiestas en honor a la Candelaria: 2nd February Atalbeitar

  • Fiestas de San Blas: 3th February Cádiar

  • Fiesta de San Blas: 3th February Cástaras

  • Carnaval: second half in February Órgiva

March

  • Cristo de la Expiración: 27th March Órgiva

  • Domingo de Hornazos: Easter Sunday Ugíjar
 

April

  • Fiestas de San Marcos: last Saturday in April Bérchules
  • Fiesta en honor a San Francisco: first weekend in April Capilerilla
  • Hecho en la Alpujarra: 9th - 12th Aprill Órgiva
  • Fiesta Cultural: 20th April Mairena
  • San Marco: 25th April Mairena
  • Fiesta de San Marcos: last Saturday in April Almegíjar
  • Fiestas de San Marcos: last Saturday in April Cádiar
  • Fiestas de San Marcos: last Saturday in Aprill Carautanas
  • Fiestas de la Virgen de la Cabeza: last weekend in Aprill Capileira
  • Fiestas de San Marcos: last Saturday in April Lobras
  • San Marco: 25th April Laroles
  • Fiestas de San Marcos: last Saturday in April Tablones
  • Fiestas patronales de San Marcos: last Saturday in April Turón
  • Cristo de la Expiración: two weeks before Good Friday Pitres
 

May

  • Día de la Cruz: 3th May Lanjarón

  • Santa Cruz: 3th May Murtas

  • Fiesta de San Felipe y Santiago: first weekend in May Busquístar

  • Fiesta de la Santa Cruz: first weekend in May Pampaneira

  • Fiesta en Honor de la Santa Cruz: first weekend in May Pampaneira

  • Entierro de la zorra:fist Monday after first weekend in May Busquístar

  • Fiestas de la Virgen de Fátima: 13th May Cástaras

  • Fiesta de la Virgen de la Fe: las Sunday in May Órgiva
 

June

  • Fiesta de San Antonio (Moros y Cristianos): 13th - 15th June Trevélez

  • San Juan Fiestas del Agua y el Jamón: 24th June Lanjarón

  • Fiestas de San Pedro y San Pablo: 29th June Busquístar
 

July

  • Semana Cultural: thirth week of July Valor

  • Fiestas de Santa Ana: 24th - 26th July Cañar

  • Fiestas de San Pantaleón: 27th July Bérchules
 

August

  • Nochevieja de agosto: first Saturday in August Bérchules
  • Romería de la Virgen de las Nieves: 5th August Trevélez
  • Semana Cultural: first week of August Pórtugos
  • El Despierto de la Aurola: first saturday in August Ugíjar
  • Fiesta en honor a San Marcos: first weekend in August Mecina
  • Fiesta de la Parva: first weekend in August Pórtugos
  • Fiesta en honor a San Cayetano: first weekend in August Mecinilla
  • Fiesta de San Bartolomé: variating date August Cástaras
  • Romería de la Virgen de las Nieves: 5th August Capileira
  • Festival de Jazz: first half in August Busquístar
  • Fiesta San Miguel Arcángel: second Saturday in August Cástaras
  • Feria de Mues tras de la Alpujarra: 15th August Cádiar
  • Fiestas de la Virgen de la Paz: 15th August Carautanas
  • Festival Cultural: 15th de August Laroles
  • Fiestas en honor a la Virgen de Gracia: second weekend in August Atalbeitar
  • Fiesta Virgen del Rosario: second weekend in August Juviles
  • Fiestas de Santa Cruz: second half in August Ferreirola
  • Cristo de la Columna: second half in August Jubar
  • Fiestas San Roque: second half in August Pitres
  • San Roque: second half in August Soportújar
  • Fiesta Cultural: last quarter of August Picena
  • Subida de San Marcos: thirth weekend in August Turón
  • Semana Cultural: 23th - 27th August Lobras
  • Fiestas patronales San Agustín: 28th - 29th August Lobras
  • El Baile de la Era,Entierro de la Zorra: 29th August Lobras
  • Fiestas del Cristo de la Misericordia: one week after first Saturday in August Alcútar
  • Entierro de la zorra: Monday after 22nd August Bubión
  • Mercadillo tradicional: last Sunday in August Lobras
  • Virgen de Rosario: last days of August Picena

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September

  • Fiestas de la Virgen del Rosario: first Sunday in October Lanjarón

  • Fiesta del Cristo de la Salud: 14th September Cañar

  • Santa Cristo de la Luz: half of September Mairena

  • Santo Cristo de la Yedra: half of September Valor

  • Fiestas del Santísimo Cristo de la Salud: second weekend in September Almegíjar

  • Fiesta de la Octava: third Saturday in September Almegíjar

  • Virgen de la Antigua (Nechite): thirth week of September Valor

  • San Miguel: 29th September Murtas
 

October

  • Fiesta de San Miguel: 2nd - 4th October Órgiva

  • Virgen del Rosario: first week in October Fondales

  • Virgen del Rosario: 7th October or next weekend Pórtugos

  • Feria de Cádiar: 8th - 11th October Cádiar

  • Virgen del Martirio: 10th - 14th October Ugíjar

  • Feria de Artesanía: 12th October Pampaneira

  • Cañadillas Romería del Padre Eterno: 14th October Carautanas

  • Feria del ganado: 19th - 20th October Trevélez
 

November

  • Mauraca, fiesta de la castaña: 1st November Capilerilla

  • Fiesta de la Mauraca o la castaña: 1st November Capileira

  • Feria del artesanos y alimentación: 1st November Bubión

  • Todos del Santos: 1st November Bubión

  • Mauraca,Fiesta de la castaña: 1st November Ferreirola

  • Mauraca, fiesta de la castaña: 1st November Pitres

  • Todos los Santos - Fiesta de las Castañas: 1st November Lanjarón
 

December

  • Jornadas interculturales: 6th - 8th December Órgiva

  • Canción de anima/baile: 26th December Ugíjar

  • Fiesta de la música de las Ánimas: 27th December Cañar

  • Fiesta de las Mozuelas: 28th December Cañar