Religious Festivals, Feast Days and Celebrations in Granada

For centuries the festivals of Granada have been very popular. At the time of the Nazari kingdom, people played reeds and bulls and celebrated other religious festivals.

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The magical atmosphere of Granada is reflected in all of the works created by Romantic writers and painters who have lived and worked there, inspired by the experiences, rituals and the lush bouquet of festivities throughout the year.

There are so many significant dates, religious and cultural festivals in Granada; here we list the most important ones.

Christmas and New Year Eve

san cecilio feast in granada Spectacular Three Wise Men parade with its 30 fantastic carriages, and nativity scenes contest, traditional Roscón de Reyes and shopping.

San Cecilio (February)

san cecilio feast in granada San Cecilio is the day devoted to the Patron Saint of Granada. You can see processions and enjoy some good wine along with the traditional dances.

Holy Week (April)

celebrations of easter and holy week in granada Easter in Granada is distinguished by the beauty of its processions, a scene where everything forms part of the Easter celebration: the Passion.

Day of the Cross (May)

celebrations of the day of the cross in granada On May 3 the streets and squares of Granada are adorned with red crosses made of flowers, and dances and celebrations are held.

Corpus Christi (June)

corpus christi celebrations in feria of granada Corpus Christi is the grandest of all the festivals of Granada. Puppet shows, bullfights, processions and flamenco performances take place.

Señora Angustias (Sep.)

señora angustias patron of granada celebrations
Is the feast day of the patron saint of the city. The façade of the church is covered with flowers, there are also processions, festivities and bullfights.

Other festivals in Granada

Dia de la Toma (January)
On January 2 the commemoration of the reconquest of Granada by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492 is held; Granada was the last Muslim stronghold on the Spanish peninsula. On this day official events are held at the Royal Chapel and at the City Hall.

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