Traditional Events - month by month - November
Andalucia is filled with fascinating cultural events throughout the year. Whilst many of these festivals take place on the date indicated each year, others move slightly in relation to the day of the week or the religious calendar or occasionally weather.
In order to confirm, the villages town hall website (www.villagename.es) or Facebook page may publish the date or a poster in the few week preceding the festival.
FIESTA DE LAS CASTAÑAS1 November,
Alpujarra de la Sierra, Granada
Also in Alcaucin, Malaga Celebrating, and living thanks for, the chestnut harvest. According to local legend, the oldest trees (castaños) are in the Mecina Bomaron, and date from Moorish times.
all saints day1 November,
Towns across Andalucia
On November 1st, fiestas called "Tosantos" (contraction of "todos los santos", or "all saints") are celebrated. The Día de Todos los Santos is celebrated throughout Andalucia.
FIESTA DE LOS SANTOS1 November,
Baños de la Encina, Jaen
This traditional fiesta came out because the men of the town got fed up with hearing the church bells toll all day on All Saints' Day, so they went to the countryside to hunt, fight bulls and drink wine. These days, women are allowed to accompany them.
MERCADO MEDIEVAL ANDALUSI CRISTIANOTraditionally 4 - 6 November,
Medieval market with themed traditional games, street theatre, handicrafts and good stalls. Part of the Programa de Animación of Jaen's Ruta de los Castillos y las Batallas (Castres and Bateles Route).
The feast of San MartínTraditionally 11 November,
Towns across Andalucia
Saint Martin’s Feast (Día de San Martín) is the traditional day in all the towns and villages of the mountain areas of Andalucia to slaughter pigs in preparation for the winter time.
SAN DIEGO DE ALCALA AND FERIATraditionally 13 November,
Cuevas de Almanzora, Almeria
The Feria is held in the Luis Siret park, starting off with the fiesta celebrating the town's patron saint, San Diego de Alcala.
VIRGEN DE LAS ANGUSTIASTraditionally 13 November,
Celebrated on the second Sunday of November, this fiesta dates from the 17th century. This image of the Virgin is a replacement for the original, which was destroyed during the Civil War. On the previous Sunday, the statue is taken from her usual place of worship to the cathedral.
JORNADAS MICOLOGICAS (MYCOLOGY DAYS)Traditionally 19 - 22 November,
If you like fungi, then these outings will delight - go with a group of mushroom lovers and experts to collect, talk about and cook them. Guided visits to El Robledo Botanical Garden, where you can spot various species.
LA MERENDICATraditionally 25 November,
Santa Fe, Granada
On Dia de Santa Catalina, everyone heads off to the countryside to have lunch. Stoves are set up and dishes prepared using aromatic herbs picked in the spot, such as thyme and rosemary, as with walnuts, chestnuts and other local produce for pudding.
FIESTA DEL MOSTOTraditionally 27 November,
The smallest town in Malaga province, this village hosts a grape juice festival on the last Sunday of November, with free mosto (natural fermented grape juice) for everyone.
FIESTA DE LA CHANFAINATraditionally 27 November,
This traditional dish is made from fried potatoes and chorizo, on a bed of breadcrumbs with garlic, oregano, cloves, cumin and pepper. It was eaten by those who worked long hours in the fields. Today it is celebrated in this festival, on the last Sunday of November, where it is eaten accompanied by local wine or beer, along with verdiales and other music and dancing.
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