Religious Festivals, Feast Days and Celebrations in GranadaFor 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.
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.
Easter in Granada is distinguished by the beauty of its processions, a scene where everything forms part of the Easter celebration: the Passion.
Corpus Christi is the grandest of all the festivals of Granada. Puppet shows, bullfights, processions and flamenco performances take place.
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.
Spectacular Three Wise Men parade with its 30 fantastic carriages, and nativity scenes contest, traditional Roscón de Reyes and shopping.
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.
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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Page Updated: March 22, 2021