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Festivals & Ferias

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Virgen del Carmen in Marbella

Festivals are extremely important in Marbella, as they are throughout Spain – especially the religious festivals. We have provided details here of all of the main religious and seasonal festivals. We urge you to get involved and enjoy the experience.

If you’re visiting Marbella for some of our legendary festivals then we suggest you check out the following resources:

  • Three Kings’ Day

    Three Kings’ Day is on 6 January every year and it celebrates Balthazar, Caspar and Melchior’s arrival in Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus. In Spain, this day is celebrated by the giving of gifts and it is as important as Christmas Day.

    Next Three Kings’ Day: 6 January 2019

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  • Marbella Carnival

    Marbella’s Carnival is an annual event which takes place in February and/or March. It is a time for all the family to dress up and have fun. There are always lots of events over the two week period.

    Next Marbella Carnival: 22 February to 9 March 2019

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  • Easter Week

    Easter week is in March and/or April (the dates vary from year to year) every year. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ and it commemorates Jesus´s crucifixion, death and resurrection.

    Next Easter Week: Sunday 14 April to Sunday 21 April 2019 – Click here for the Easter Week 2019 Programme (when available).

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  • Marbella Feria

    Marbella’s Feria is held every year during the second week of June. It celebrates Marbella´s patron saint San Bernabé whose feast day is on 11 June. It begins with an opening ceremony on the Monday (or Tuesday) followed by a firework display and continues for the whole week.

    Next Marbella Feria: June 9th to 15th 2019. Click here for the Marbella Feria 2019 Programme (when available).

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  • Noche de San Juan

    Noche de San Juan celebrates the summer solstice and takes place every year on 23 June – the shortest night of the year. It is a magical night in many areas of the northern hemisphere. Mythology suggests that strange things occur on this evening.

    Next Noche de San Juan: 23 June 2019

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  • Virgen del Carmen

    Virgen del Carmen is the patron saint of mariners and fishermen. It was believed that the Virgen cleared up the water with her presence. She is commemorated every year on 16 July.

    Next Virgen del Carmen: 16 July 2019. Click here for the Virgen del Carmen 2019 Programme (when available).

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  • San Pedro Feria

    The San Pedro Feria is held every year in the third week of October and celebrates San Pedro de Alcántara’s patron saint San Pedro. Día de San Pedro is on 19 October.

    Next San Pedro Feria: October 2019. Click here for the San Pedro Feria Programme 2019 (when available).

    Check the Events Calendar for the full programme nearer the date

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  • All Saints’ Day

    All Saints’ Day (also known as All Hallows) or Día de Todos los Santos in Spain is on 1 November every year. It is a national holiday, so most shops will be closed.

    In this article, you will find some interesting facts about this holiday and its history.

    Next All Saints’ Day: 1 November 2019

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  • Christmas

    Christmas Day is on 25 December every year. Christmas in Spain is a little different from other parts of Northern Europe. The streets are decorated with lights and there are belens and grottos for the children to visit Santa Claus.

    Next Christmas Day: 25 December 2018. Click here for the Christmas & New Year 2018/19 Programme 
    Click here for Christmas 2018 & New Year 2019 Dining

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