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The Birth of Jesus

Luke 2:1-20 King James Version

2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.



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Eating 12 grapes at New Year in Spain.
Madrid Region Cultural Festival
Saint Thomas' Fair
Fiestas Patronales de la Virgen del Castillo
Olentzero
Childrens Christmas Park-San Sebastian
San Silvestre Race
Agost Dances of the Moor Kings
 
 


Eating 12 twelve grapes at new year in Spain
Eating 12 grapes at New Year in Spain.
Try to eat a grape with each chime of the bell.
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Madrid Region Cultural Festival
Festival de Otono
Madrid
Diciembre 2017
Viernes
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La fundación, de Antonio Buero Vallejo
Versión de Irma Correa
Teatros del Canal, Sala Verde
20:00

Sábado
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La fundación, de Antonio Buero Vallejo
LA JOVEN COMPAÑÍA
La fundación, de Antonio Buero Vallejo
Versión de Irma Correa
Teatros del Canal, Sala Verde
20:00

Domingo
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La fundación, de Antonio Buero Vallejo
LA JOVEN COMPAÑÍA
La fundación, de Antonio Buero Vallejo
Versión de Irma Correa
Teatros del Canal, Sala Verde
18:30
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Fiestas Patronales de la Virgen del Castillo

- Virgen del Castillo patron saint's day fiesta
Yecla, Murcia, Spain
Best events in December in Spain
 December 8
Yecla (Murcia)
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Saint Thomas' Fair

San Sebastian
21st of December
Old Town, Centre and Gros
The scent of cooking txistorra sausage will fill the streets of San Sebastian on the 21st of December.
This traditional fair will bring together thousands of citizens in the city centre to sample txistorra sausage and buy cheese, honey and vegetables.
As always, a pig will be presented in the Constitucion square.
Organizer: Donostia Kultura. Tel: 943 481 168
www.donostiakultura.com

local website


Olentzero

San Sebastian
24th of December
This is the Basque Santa Claus.
Olentzero is a coal miner from the mountains who visits each Christmas Eve. He will leave a present for the children who have been good and a lump of coal for those who have not.
Organizer: Donostia Kultura.
Tel: 943 481 168
www.donostiakultura.com


Childrens Christmas Park-San Sebastian

Last week in December
The little ones will be able to enjoy this
Park which is especially for them and
which is full of fairground rides, competitions,
fancy dress parties, musical performances
and workshops, and many other activities.
Organizer: Lankor.
Tel: 943 428 111
www.lankor.com

San Silvestre Race

San Sebastian
31st of December
Antiguo (start) / Easo square (finish)
The final race of the year is being held with an 8650 metre route
which will pass through Antiguo, Gros, the
Centre and Amara.
Organizer: Amara Kirol Elkartea.
www.sansilvestredonostiarra.com



Agost Dances of the Moor Kings

26th December to 1st January
Traditional fiestas and celebrations in Spain one of the best events in Spain. These are the most important fiestas in Agost.
Organosed by local 18 year old men each day they take the girl dancers to the town square at 5'30pm. The most important being the 'Serenata a la Reina Mora' (Moor Queen Serenade) and the 'Noche de los Cohetes' (Rocket Night - on the evening of 27th December), 'the Day of the Moor King' (28th December) and the 'entrance of the Naranjeros' who are the 17-year-old youths who will be the Danseros the following year (on 1st January) Read More



Tolosa International Puppet Festival. Titirijai
A family event that allows children and adults alike to get up close and personal with puppeteers from Spain and around the world.
26 November to 4th December.
Tolosa (Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa
Basque Country)

Tolosa website


Canary Islands Olympic Sailing Week
Gran Canaria.
6-10th December 2017
The waters of Gran Canaria host a week of exciting regattas, featuring Olympic sailors of various nationalities.
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Denia Medieval market
Trade fairs and markets
3rd to 6th December
For a few days, the old town square of Denia is immersed in a medieval atmosphere of stalls selling handicraft and food.
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Denia Antique Toy Fair
The 11th of December will take place the X Antique Toys and Antique Paper Market in Marqués de Campo street, from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
It will be a place to sell, exchange and buy toys, plays and other kind of graphic and documentary material.
11 December
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Medieval Market in Castellón
A popular event in Spain occurs over the weekend beginning 3rd December, at 6:00 pm, the Medieval Market in Castellón.
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Plaza de Triunfo - La Fiesta de La Virgen de La Inmaculada
Seville
11 and 12 December
Seville's cherished patroness, the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, receives her annual dues and devotion in this popular festival.


San Silvestre Vallecana Event
Madrid 31st December
Competitions.
Athletics.
Madrid 31st December



Segorbe
Fair of the Purísima (Holy Virgin)
8 December


Torrox
Dia de la Migas
23rd December
Torrox Festival
Torrox



Festival in honour of Saint Francisco Javier.
Bayárcal
Almería
December


The Light of the Nativity
Cathedral of Valencia


Pie festival.
Huércal-Overa
Almería
December


Festival in honour of Saint Francisco Javier.
Bayárcal
Almería
1st, 2nd and 8th December


Festival in honour of the Immaculate Conception.
Línea de la Concepción (La)
Cádiz
1st to 8th December


Barcelona Fira de Santa Llucia
Barcelona Cathedral
1 - 23 December
Dating from 1786, this Christmas fair outside Barcelona Cathedral has over 300 stalls selling all manner of seasonal goodies, including traditional Catalan nativity figurines, mistletoe, Christmas biscuits and Christmas trees.



Festitíteres  Puppets Storm Alicante
Alicante
1st to 10th December
International Puppet Festival, Festitíteres,
will be held in Alicante. Within the programme of this prestigious festival are included shows from all over the world, aimed at all kinds of public, and which will be touring round different places in the city with their performances.


Santa Llucia Christmas Fair,
Barcelona, Spain
1st to 24th December


Gijón International Film Festival
23 November to 1st December

festival website


Baza Festival
December
Granada


6th December Constitution Day
December 6th is Constitution Day in Spain.
An important date in Spain which is a National holiday throughout Spain which remember the 6th December 1978 when the Spanish people voted in a national referendum to approve the creation of a democratic system in Spain.


Chipiona, Cadiz Tapas Fair
December, Spain





Feria de la Purísima
Segorbe
December
Segorbe, Castellon
will be holding a huge fete and market honouring its patron saint, the Virgin Mary


Castellón de la Plana
Medieval  Market
5th to 6th December
This might just be what you need in the credit crunch medieval market in Castellon de la Plana, all kinds of crafts, food, workshops and demonstrations of traditional trades in Castellón de la Plana.


Traditional Fair of Atzeneta del Maestrat
Castellon
'The Light of the Nativity'
will be on display at the Cathedral of Valencia.  Incredibly this is the first time a nativity scene has been exhibited in the Cathedral for four centuries and it has been set up opposite the San Luis Obispo Chapel.
It is a very special nativity scene and is 12 metres long by 6 metres wide and consists of 400 pieces.


Malaga Christmas Fair
5th to 10th December


Jerez de la Frontera-Cadiz
Christmas Celebrations
5th December to 6th January


Jerez de la Frontera Drum festival.
8th December to the 6th January
Jerez de la Frontera


Slaughter of the pig
Pampaneira
Granada
5th -7th December
Pampaneira celebrates every year this celebration with the slaughter of quite a few pigs to be eaten by the audience.



Celebrations in honour of the Inmaculada Concepcion and the Cristo del Zapato

Alpujarra and Valle de Lecrín
5th-10th December
During these days parades to take out the Virgen of the Inmaculada take place.




Otívar celebrations of Purisima Concepcion

5th-10th December
Popular celebrations where religious ceremonies, sports competitions, games for kids and adults,


Festival of Ancient Music of Úbeda and Jaén
Úbeda and Jaén
5th December


Spanish Moroccan Trade Fair
Málaga
5th to 10th December


Feria de la Purísima
Traditional fair at Segorbe
5 to 9 December


Candlemas Festival
Zalamea la Real
6th December


Candlemas Festival
Zufre
Huelva
6th December


Las Gamonitas" Festival
Rociana del Condado
Huelva
6 December

Festival in honour of the Immaculate Conception
5th and 6th December
Campofrío
Huelva, Spain


8th December
National holiday throughout Spain for the religious feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Mother's Day
Linked to church celebration's, especially to Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Special cards are sent for Mother's Day and many of these are made by children.
Shops sell chocolates, flowers and other Mother's Day presents, but many children make their own presents for their mothers


Segorbe
Fair of the Purísima (Holy Virgin)
8 December


Benalmadena Nativity Scene
8th December

Rumba Ecuatoriana. Por las fiestas de Quito



Festival in honour of Saint Francisco Javier.
Bayárcal
Almería
1st, 2nd and 8th December



Festival in honour of the Immaculate Conception
8th December
Arquillos
Jaén, Spain


Festival in honour of the Immaculate Conception
8th December
Aracena
Huelva, Spain


Festival in honour of the Immaculate Conception
Andújar
Jaén, Spain
8th December


Festival in honour of the Immaculate Conception
Arriate
Málaga, Spain
8th December

Festival in honour of the Immaculate Conception
8th December
Aldeaquemada
Jaén, Spain


Festival in honour of the Immaculate Conception
Palos de la Frontera
Huelva, Spain
8th December


Festival of the Immaculate Conception
Seville
8th December


Aracena Festival.
Aracena
Huelva, Spain
8th December


Cambil Festival
Jaén
8th December


Alosno Festival
Huelva
8th December


Festival. Day of the young girls or "Cencerradas"
Tolox
Málaga
8th December


Christmas drum festival
Jerez de la Frontera
Cádiz
8th to 31st December


Olive Festival
Martos
Jaén
8th December


Mediaeval Antella
Valencia
9th December
Next Sunday, on 9th December, Antella will be hosting the third year of the mediaeval market. The historic centre will be transformed thanks to the stalls, old trade displays, the exquisite smells and flavours and the most diverse shows.


Festival in honour of the patron saint.
10th December
Santa Olalla del Cala
Huelva


Festival in honour of the patron saint
10th December
Santa Olalla del Cala
Huelva
A religious service in the Santa Eulalia hermitage on the feast of the Saint


Plaza de Triunfo - La Fiesta de La Virgen de La Inmaculada
Seville
11 and 12 December
Seville's cherished patroness, the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, receives her annual dues and devotion in this popular festival


Fiesta Santa Luca
13 December
Gran Canaria
On December 13th the fiestas in honour of the patron saint, Santa Lucía, are held. These fiestas have been declared a tourist attraction, as they manage to combine religious festivals with public sentiment


Orce Ánimas and Day of the Innocents
13th-24th December
Another remarkable Christmas tradition are the ' Masses of the Gozos', which begin the 13th of December and they finish on Christmas Eve. These masses are celebrated at six in the morning


GaleraSanta Lucia
13 December
They light fires with bojas (plants of the region) in the most hidden places of the village.


Live Nativity Scene
Arcos de la Frontera
Cádiz
15th December


Festival Divine Sheperdess
12th December
Casarabonela
Málaga
It has been declared to be a festival of National Tourist Interest in Andalucía. Nightfall is the start of a tradition that dates back several centuries


Purchena Festividad de santa lucía
12 December
Purchena
Almería
Festival in honour of Saint Lucia. This festival revolves around fire


Festival
Casarabonela
Málaga
12th December


Galera Mass of the Gozos
15 to 23 December
El Altiplano: regions of Baza and Huéscar
City: Galera
www.altipla.com/galera


Romeria type pilgrimage of the rama
17th December
Alosno
Huelva
The local people go into the countryside with tapas and food. They collect branches for the Nativity Scenes that they set up in their homes


Palamos Christmas Race Regatta
17 to 22 December
Palamos
Girona


Sotogrande Polo Tournament
21 to 23 December


Torrox Dia de la Migas
23rd December


Festival in honour of our lady of remedies>
18th December
Villarrasa
Huelva
This festival in Villarrasa commemorates the appearance of the Virgin Mary to Pedro de la Cruz in 1503


Festival in honour of Our Lady of Remedies
18th December
Villarrasa


Almuñecar Rosario de la Aurora
20th-24th December


Arcos de la Frontera
Nativity
Cadiz
22nd December
More than 20 live scenes featuring the birth and life of Christ are staged in the main square


Conquista Festival los quintos bonfires.
24th December
Conquista
Córdoba
A bonfire is lit and the local people sing and dance round the fire, the most daring jump over the embers.


Luque Christmas Eve
24 December
The people of the Andalusian town of Luque celebrate Christmas Eve (Nochebuena) by taking to the streets with earthenware drums called zambombas


Lenteji Celebrations of the Virgen del Rosario
24th-27th December
The celebrations of the patron in Lenteji are celebrated at Christmas
A few acts celebrated these days are: The parade of the Virgen del Rosario and the San Jose Bendito, parades, popular meals, fireworks, night parties, etc… The flamenco festival, with several “cantaores” stands out.


izbor Celebrations in honour of the patrons San Jose and the Virgen Maria
24th and 25th December
They take the patrons out in a parade and at night they celebrate a night party.


Gor at Christmas
24 December to 1 January
Place: Gor
Gor is a place that has two big important celebrations every year: the celebration of San Cayetano, in August, and Christmas. The main axe of Christmas at Gor is the Niño Jesus, which since the olden days is hosted by a family at Christmas Eve. The people visit the carving in the hosted house and they offer it flowers and other presents. The Christmas Eve mass, with the famous villancicos of Gor, stands out.


Antequera
Romeria type pilgrimage to jeva
Antequera
Málaga
Declared to be of National Tourist Interest in Andalucía. It starts with a peel of bells followed by the traditional "Clash" of verdiales folk groups at the entrance to the Hermitage.


Puebla de don Fadrique Celebration of the Animas
25th to 29th December
The Puebla de Don Fadrique celebrates its "Los Cascaborras" festival, a curious festival that is unlike anything else you have ever seen. A band of musicians goes round the village houses playing wind, string and percussion instruments, they sing a song for a tip. At the same time "Los Cascaborras" go through the streets dressed in typical costumes collecting money. All proceeds go to charity.


Misa de Gallo
One of the most important religious events of the year. Catholic Spain celebrates the birth of Christ with midnight masses throughout the country on Christmas Eve.
Towns across Catalonia celebrate midnight mass.


El Bosque, Cadiz
26th December
Party day in El Bosque as thousands of chocolate buns are served to all


Benalmadena
Arroyo de la Miel
26th December
Christmas Parades through the streets of Arroyo de la Miel by the Nuestra Senora de la Cruz Pastoral Peña


Sorvilán Day of the Rosca
26 December
It is celebrated in the pedania of Alfornon. The members of the commission of the celebrations in Sorvilan go around the village with a roll of bread hanging from a cane. They sing and dance until dawn.


Puebla de don Fadrique Celebration of the Animas
26 December
As strange as it seems, the centennial picture of this Virgin that is conserved in the town serves as guide every Christmas to the thousands of villagers, emigrants and curious which they gather together here


Malaga
Fiesta de los Pandiales
28th December
In the hills above Malaga City, another wild and wonderful music party day for the thousands who gather on the hills above Malaga, at La Venta de San Cayetano in Puerto de la Torre, to enjoy the Fiesta de los Pandiales.


Festival of the holy innocents
28th December
Vélez-Rubio
Almería
If you do not want to go to jail don't go to the square of the Town Hall of Velez-Rubio. A local person takes over from the Mayor for the day


Galera Festival. dance with bidding for souls
28th December
Galera
Granada
Galera All Souls' religious guild celebrates the traditional dance with the bidding for souls


Verdiales folk festival
28th December
Málaga
Venta San Cayetano. Puerto de la Torre
From early in the morning the colourful verdiales folk groups wearing bright clothes with mirrors and ribbons on their hats...


Fuente Carreteros - The Fiesta of the Mad
La fiesta de Los Loco
Cordoba
28 December
A Festival of lunatic, high energy dances and brilliant costumes.  Drama, Street theatre, noise, excitement.


Santos Inocentes
Cúllar Vega
Granada and its surroundings
28th December
Tasting of the migas of the Innocents.


Jalance Day of Fools
28 December
Jalanca, Valencia
On December 28, the day of the Holy Innocents, will be held at the Jalance \ "Feast of Fools \", the party that is a written record of their existence at the beginning of the seventeenth century through the parish books...


The dance of the mad
Córdoba
28th December


Verdiales Festival
Málaga
28th December


Huesa Festival in honour of saint sylvester
30th to 31st December
Huesa
Jaén
On the night of the 30th large bonfires in Huesa, Jaen, Spain are lit in the church square.


Christmas for all Tastes in Peñíscola
30th December to 6 January
A Mediaeval Market, a representation of the Nativity with real people and an exhibition of old Christmas cards are all waiting for you between the end of the year and the beginning of the new year.


Coín New year's eve
31st December
Coín
Málaga
A festival with fancy dress and street parades in Coin, Malaga

Puerto Serrano New year's eve
31st December
Cádiz
See the year out in the village square where the Town Hall has lit bonfires and hand out doughnuts, grapes, cava and chocolate.


Fiesta de Estandarte
31 December
Palma de Mallorca
The Fiesta de Estandarte, or festival of the banner, in Mallorca celebrates the arrival of King Jaume I's troops in Palma


Families, 12 grapes & fireworks
One of the most important  traditional events in Spain and one of the biggest celebrations of the Christmas period is New Year’s Eve – a special dinner where the last night of the year usually becomes one big party.


Eating 12 Grapes on New Year's Eve
Madrid 31st December


Roda de Andalucía
New year's eve festival
31st December
Sevilla
12 lucky grapes for all present and fireworks at the doors of the Town Hall


Christmas Traditions in Spain
Alhaurín de la Torre
New year's eve party.
31st December
Alhaurín de la Torre
Málaga
See the New Year in,  Alhaurín de la Torre,with lucky bags of hats and streamers and the 12 lucky grapes


Jarandilla de la Vera
The festivity of the brooms is an important event in Spain, declared to be of Regional Tourist Interest, takes place on the evening of December the 7th, and honours the Virgin of the Holly Conception. Its origins are unclear. The culminating point of the celebration is the exit of the standard of the Virgin, carried by a horseman who is joined by cavalry, and by the whole town in procession, bearing lighted brooms as if they were torches.


Tourist offices in Spain.
Jarandilla de la Vera
Oficina de Turismo de Jarandilla de la Vera
Plaza de la Constitución 1
10450
Jarandilla de la Vera (Cáceres)
Tel.: +34 927560460
ayto.turismo@jarandilla.com

http://www.jarandilla.com

Romeria type pilgrimage to jeva
25th December
Antequera
Málaga
952708108
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