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Festivals in Spain

 

 

 

Every town and city in Spain has a patrón or patrona (i.e. a patron saint). It is said that they would protect the locals. Every year, people celebrate the birthday of their local saint. On the day of festival, towns and cities would be decorated with a new look. People ride carousel, Ferris wheel, and bumper car at the state fairground. There is also lottery. Everyone enjoys day till the evening and then watches fireworks.

 

 

Most festivals are held in summer. Usually, there are bull fights (corridas de toros), bull chasing (encierros), or calf fight shows (vaquilla). Gigantes or cabezudos are seen in some festivals. They are all made of cardboard, gigantes are giant statues, and cabezudos are small human size statues.

 

 

They are usually mannequins of Spanish historical figures or well-known literary characters, such as los Reyes Morosel Cid, los Reyes Católicos, and Don Quijote.