Festivals and Events

Alcaracejos has a wide array of festivities with festivals and events linked to tradition, the popular religion and tourism. It is worth noting the Fair and Festivities in honor of the Virgen de Carmen (Our Lady of Mount Carmel), which is celebrated in mid July. The festivities of the Virgen de Guia (Our Lady the Guide), the Carnaval or the theatrical reenactment of scenes from Jesus’ childhood (Coloquios de la Infancia de Jesús) are some of the more important dates. You cannot miss the la Matanza (Pig Slaughter Festival) in February or Christmas in Alcaracejos, as the neighbors adorn the streets and create a special festive atmosphere during the month of December. Here you have a list of all the festivities in detail.

Calendar of Celebrations

  • January 5th – Coloquios de la Infancia de Jesus (reenactment of scenes from Jesus’ childhood)
  • January 20th – San Sebastian (Saint James).
  • 3rd weekend in January  – Dia de la Matanza (Pig Slaughter Day).
  • (February – March) Carnaval
  • Febuary 24th – the Virgen de Guia Festivities. Patron Virgen of Alcaracejos.
  • February 28th – Andalusia Day.
  • Holy Week (Easter Week).
  • The Holy Sabbath – The Burning of Judas.
  • Easter Sunday, Virgen de Guia Festivities. Bringing Our Lady to her shrine.
  • Easter Monday – Hornazo Day (A day when small loaves of bread with boiled eggs in the middle are eaten) (Pozo de la Benita picnic area)
  • May 15th – San Isidro Labrador.
  • The nights of June 23rd to 24th and June 28th to 29thEnramadas de San Juan y San Pedro (tabernacles of Saint John and Saint Peter).
  • The closest weekend to July 16thFeria de Nuestra Señora Del Carmen (Our Lady of Carmel Fair).
  • November 30thDía de San Andrés (Saint Andrew’s Day).
  • December 24thCandelorio de los quintos. (a kind of Christmas Eve bonfire)
  • December 23rd to January 6th – Display of the most Christmassy street.