Castillejar - Fiestas

Fiestas de la Candelaria

For as long as can be remembered, the beginning of February has been reserved for a special bonfire night, when villagers, neighbours and visitors are invited to taste all sorts of local food and wine. Meats and other products are donated by the villagers and a huge communal barbeque is enjoyed by everyone. Part of the celebration is the wine competition, with prizes for the best three wines of the year.

Fiesta de la Cruz

The renowned Crosses of May is celebrated on the third of May, when a beautiful religious procession is followed through the village, all decked out with colourful flowers.

San Isidro Labrador

There are three days of celebrations around the 15, 16 and 17th of May, the highlight of which is the procession making its way to the hermitage.

Fiesta of the Patron Saint

Celebrations in honour of the Village Patron Saint, Santo Domingo de Guzman are held during the hot month of August. This fiesta brings in many people from surrounding areas and the village takes on a new life. The village square becomes the central point for dancing, traditional music and colourful celebrations. The typical dance competition and of course, bulls, are all included in the festivities.

Fiesta of the Virgen de la Asunción

This religious festival lasts for three days around the 15th of August.

Fiesta of the Virgen de Mercedes

This one-day festival takes place on the 24th September. There is a procession, where the villagers and visitors follow the saint through the village streets and then those present are invited to share a lunch together.

Fiesta of the Virgen del Rosario

Devout religious followers come from all around to follow this religious procession through the village streets. The procession even sometimes stops off at the home of certain members or the brotherhood of the church, by way of appreciation of their devotion.

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