Prohibited during the forty years of the Franco era Carnaval is celebrated in many Spanish towns a week before Ash Wednesday.
January5th January is Three Kings Day procession. In Spain it is the kings that bring the children their presents and although the official day is on 6th January, the Procession of the Kings takes place the night before. The 6th January is a National holiday and many shops are closed.
Another busy time is the September Wine Harvest Festival in Navarra. Although most of the festivities are celebrated in Logroño, rooms are booked out in neighbouring villages and you might need to book rooms ahead of time during the weeklong festival.
The Camino Frances passes through four main Regions - Navarra, la Rioja, Castilla y Leon and Galicia. Here are some of the many fiestas held in villages and towns along the Camino. The list is far from complete and dates might change with each year. If you would like to add a fiesta or festival, please let me know.
Puente la Reina : Pitchfork fiesta : September last week
Viana: Virgen de Nieva: September 7 for one week
Photos: GoSpain - www.gospain.org/ www.wikipedia.com