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50 Fiestas 23 Gastronomy 2 Fairs
Galician Pie Festival
Galician Pie Festival
[Fiestas]
07/04/2014
Val do Dubra
Every year, coinciding with the local holiday, Bembibre’s Campo de la Feria hosts the “Día da Exaltación da Empanada” (Galician Pie Day). In order to carry out this popular event, the Municipality of Val do Dubra is helped by local bakeries, which exhibit... read more
Fiesta de los callos de Ansemil
[Fiestas]
12/04/2014
Silleda
Exaltación del Vino da Ulla
[Fiestas]
13/04/2014
Vedra
Fiestas de la Pascua de Padrón
[Fiestas]
14/04/2014 - 27/04/2014
Padrón
Fiesta de la Rosquilla de Abades
[Fiestas]
20/04/2014
Silleda
Pig’s Ear Festival
Pig’s Ear Festival
[Fiestas]
04/05/2014
Vedra
A gastronomy festival that is held in Carballeiro do Souto in the parish of San Fins de Sales (Vedra) with free tasting of pig’s ear all day long, accompanied by musical performances. There are also stalls selling sweet “orejas,” octopus, barbecued meat…read more
Trout Festival
Trout Festival
[Fiestas]
09/05/2014 - 11/05/2014
Oroso
Coinciding with the second weekend in May, Oroso holds its Trout Festival, an event declared to be of Tourist Interest that has the objective of bringing together residents and visitors to enjoy a couple of festive days. The 18th festival will be held in 2014.read more
“Rois on the Route of Galician Letters”
Rois
The Municipality of Rois’ activity programme aimed at promoting the Galician language includes “Serán da Lingua,” an afternoon of traditional games when Rois’ Campo de las Fiestas fills with traditional music thanks to municipal groups from Rois and the... read more
Salmon Festival
Salmon Festival
[Fiestas]
11/05/2014 - 18/05/2014
A Estrada
In 2014, the municipality of A Estrada will hold its 14th Salmon Festival, an event that pays tribute to the king of our river fishes.read more
“Fiesta del Melindre y de la Repostería Tradicional de Terra de Melide
Melide
The “Fiesta del Melindre y de la Repostería Tradicional de Terra de Melide” was declared a Festival of Tourist Interest in 2013. It is held every year on the second Sunday in May and its main venue is the Municipality of Melide’s Praza do Convento, where exhibitors gather.read more
“San Isidro Labrador”
“San Isidro Labrador”
[Fiestas]
15/05/2014
Rois
This is the municipality’s festival with the greatest tradition and attendance. People are attracted by several activities: cultural (awards ceremony, exhibitions, tributes), sports (traditional games, cycling), gastronomic (traditional lunch) and recreational activities (inflatables ... read more
Spanish Omelette Festival
Spanish Omelette Festival
[Fiestas]
17/05/2014
Padrón
A gastronomy festival that began to be held in 1987, during the San Isidro de Carcacía festival. In recent years, it coincides with the Day of Galician Letters (May 17).read more
Fiesta del Carnero al Espeto
[Fiestas]
08/06/2014
Vedra
Cider Festival
Cider Festival
[Fiestas]
14/06/2014
A Estrada
A Estrada’s Cider Festival arose due to the existence of a tradition, in relation to boththe growing of apples and the making of cider. The festival was held for the first time in 2012 with the aim of bringing together all of Galicia’s producers; cider makers from the entire ... read more
Fiesta del Gallo de Corral
[Fiestas]
14/06/2014 - 15/06/2014
Vila de Cruces
“Romería del Corpiño”
“Romería del Corpiño”
[Fiestas]
23/06/2014 - 24/06/2014
Lalín
Pilgrimage held in honour of St. John the Baptist in the parish of Santa Baia de Losón. It is famous for curing ailments of the spirit such as the evil eye, depressions, spells or diabolic possessions. The event is also known as the “fiesta del meigallo.”read more
San Xoán Festival
San Xoán Festival
[Fiestas]
23/06/2014
A Estrada
A Estrada’s San Xoán Festival, which is held in O Areal de Berres, is becoming more and more popular as one of the area’s most attractive “San Juan” festivals.read more
San Paio Festival
San Paio Festival
[Fiestas]
26/06/2014 - 29/06/2014
A Estrada
The Municipality of A Estrada’s local holiday, devoted to its patron saint, “San Paio,” is held from June 26 to 29. During these four days, an extensive programme of recreational, sports, cultural and religious activities is carried out.read more
“Romaría do Rapaz”
“Romaría do Rapaz”
[Fiestas]
29/06/2014
Silleda
“Romaría do Rapaz,” classified as unique in Galicia and Spain, stands out due to the fact that 90% of its organization is carried out by children, from 4 to 12 years old. It also stands out due to the place where it is held, a natural setting of particular beauty, a ... read more
Rapa das Bestas
Rapa das Bestas
[Fiestas]
04/07/2014 - 07/07/2014
A Estrada
Declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest in 2007, A Rapa de Sabucedo is organised in the same way as the last five centuries.read more
“Romería de Santa Isabel de Bendaña”
Touro
The pilgrimage and local holiday in honour of St. Isabel are held in the Municipality of Touro on the first Saturday in July. The festivities include solemn mass and a picnic featuring Galician-style octopus.read more
“Romaría do Coto”
“Romaría do Coto”
[Fiestas]
05/07/2014
Touro
Every first Saturday in July, the parish of Loxo holds its pilgrimage and local holiday in honour of St. Sebastian. It is a popular festivity that includes solemn mass. The festive day ends with a picnic featuring Galician-style octopus.read more
Ham Foreleg Festival
Ham Foreleg Festival
[Fiestas]
11/07/2014
Silleda
Since 1999, the town of Silleda has held this festival promoting ham foreleg, one of the area’s characteristic products.read more
Chub Festival
Chub Festival
[Fiestas]
13/07/2014
Vedra
A characteristic festival beside the River Ulla, in the Agronovo Recreational Area (Vedra). A chub fishing competition is held at the same time.read more
El Carmen Festival
El Carmen Festival
[Fiestas]
16/07/2014 - 17/07/2014
Melide
On July 16, Melide celebrates the feast of El Carmen with a lot of emotion and devotion for the Saint, even though it is not a coastal town.read more
Giant Paella Festival
Giant Paella Festival
[Fiestas]
18/07/2014
Silleda
Every year more than 1,500 people gather to savour the biggest paella made in Galicia with 1,000 kg of rice. The festival started in 2001 and has already been consolidated as an important event in the Municipality of Silleda’s festive calendar.read more
Chub Festival
Chub Festival
[Fiestas]
20/07/2014
Santiago de Compostela
Trazo
The Chaián Chub Festival reaches its 40th year in 2014 and includes the now-traditional cyprinid fishing competition, as well as a popular gastronomy festival and subsequent dance.read more
“Santiaguiño do Monte”
“Santiaguiño do Monte”
[Fiestas]
24/07/2014 - 27/07/2014
Padrón
A popular festival held on July 24 and 25, being closely linked to the Jacobean tradition and the figure of the Apostle James. It is held around a chapel of the same name and several crags that, according to tradition, were the place chosen by the Apostle James to preach among the local... read more
Emigrant Festival
Emigrant Festival
[Fiestas]
01/08/2014 - 02/08/2014
Val do Dubra
From 1984 to date, every first weekend in August, the Municipality of Val do Dubra pays tribute to its residents who have emigrated and its visitors.read more
Omelette Festival of Laro
Omelette Festival of Laro
[Fiestas]
01/08/2014
Silleda
This is a very popular festival that is well established in the Municipality of Silleda’scalendar. Every year, more than 10,000 people gather together to savour around 2,000 portions of omelette and 1,000 litres of wine free of charge. The festival began to be held in 1989, reaching... read more
“Festa do Galo Piñeiro”, “Mostra Cabalar” and Celtic Fair
O Pino
The “Festa do Galo Piñeiro e Mostra Cabalar,” declared a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest in 2010, is held every year on the first weekend in August in the village of Pedrouzo (Arca).read more
Herbón Pepper Festival
Herbón Pepper Festival
[Fiestas]
02/08/2014
Padrón
The gastronomy festival par excellence in the municipality of Padrón, held on the first Saturday in August in the parish of Herbón. It started in 1978 and is now classified as a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest.read more
Emigrant Festival
Emigrant Festival
[Fiestas]
05/08/2014
Touro
The Municipality of Touro takes advantage of its traditional festival on the 5th to pay tribute to its residents that have emigrated to other regions and countries, and who come home in August to spend their holidays with the family.read more
San Roque Festival
San Roque Festival
[Fiestas]
12/08/2014 - 20/08/2014
Melide
The local holiday in honour of San Roque that is held in Melide in August. The festivities generally begin on the 12th and continue until the 20th. NOTE: The information provided, including dates, is approximate for 2014. If you want more detailed information, write to... read more
Ham Festival of Bermés
Ham Festival of Bermés
[Fiestas]
14/08/2014
Lalín
Festival featuring the promotion and tasting of ham, which is held on August 14 in the parish of Bermés (Lalín) and will reach its 16th year in 2014. Cured and roast ham is served, along with bread and wine.read more
Galician Pie Festival of A Bandeira
Silleda
A gastronomy event declared a Galician Tourist Festival in 1999. The festival has been held since 1974 and is one of the most popular in Galicia. It stands out as the first in promoting such a typically Galician product, and due to the singularity of the events organised by the Association... read more
Lalín
San Caralampio
San Caralampio
[Fiestas]
14/09/2014
Melide
San Caralampio is held in Melide on the second Sunday in September. This festival, also known as the Festival of the Drunks, has Bacchus reminiscences and is devoted to wine.read more
“Los Dolores” Local Holiday
“Los Dolores” Local Holiday
[Fiestas]
19/09/2014 - 23/09/2014
Lalín
Lalín’s feast day is held on the first Sunday after September 18th in honour of Our Lady of Sorrows. The festivities last for 5 days, since Monday and Tuesday are local holidays.read more
“Romería de San Breixo de Foxás”
Touro
The Pilgrimage to San Breixo, in the Municipality of Touro, includes a religious celebration featuring solemn mass followed by an open-air fiesta with tasting of Galician-style octopus. Different musical performances and other festive activities are held throughout the day.read more
Chestnut Festival
Chestnut Festival
[Fiestas]
05/11/2014
Touro
Like the 5th of every month, the Municipality of Touro holds its local market, but on this occasion it is devoted especially to chestnuts.read more
Epiphany Market
Epiphany Market
[Fiestas]
05/01/2015
Touro
Like the 5th of every month, the Municipality of Touro holds its local market, but on this occasion it is devoted especially to the festivity of Epiphany. On such a special day for children, visitors can enjoy a Nativity Scene featuring real people, to which the Three Wise Men will come... read more
Matanza tradicional del cerdo
[Fiestas]
25/01/2015
Lalín
Carnival Festival
Carnival Festival
[Fiestas]
05/02/2015
Touro
Like the 5th of every month, the Municipality of Touro holds its local market, but on this occasion it is devoted especially to the Carnival Festival. A parade featuring the traditional “Xenerais da Ulla” and carnival groups with the festival’s most representative elements.read more
“Xenerais da Ulla” – Traditional Rural Carnival
“Xenerais da Ulla” – Traditional Rural Carnival
[Fiestas]
05/02/2015 - 22/02/2015
Santiago de Compostela
Boqueixón, A Estrada, Silleda, Touro, Vedra, Vila de Cruces
The “Xenerais da Ulla” is the most outstanding feature of the Ulla region’s traditional Carnival. It has been held in the surroundings of Santiago since the first half of the 19th century: the “Xenerais” (generals) ride on horseback, dressed in colourful... read more
Galician Stew Festival
Galician Stew Festival
[Fiestas]
08/02/2015
Lalín
Declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest, the Stew Festival is a tribute to one of the outstanding dishes of Galician gastronomy. It is held on the Sunday before the Carnival festival and with the passing of the years, it has become one of the main gastronomy festivals in Galicia ... read more
Cheese Festival
Cheese Festival
[Fiestas]
27/02/2015 - 01/03/2015
Arzúa
The Arzúa Cheese Festival, declared a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest, is held on the first weekend in March.read more
Fiesta del Aguardiente da Ulla
[Fiestas]
08/03/2015
Vedra
“Filloa” Festival of Lestedo
“Filloa” Festival of Lestedo
[Fiestas]
22/03/2015
Boqueixón
An event declared a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest that receives an important number of visitors from all over Galicia every year. This festival was one of the first “filloa” (crepe) festivals held in Galicia, being centred on an exclusively Galician product, just like ... read more

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