Posts Tagged ‘Fiestas’

Oh boy we have a big weekend coming up starting the 21th of June.. For those of you arriving on or before that weekend, be sure to go to the Paseo de Flores, which is one level below the castle for the Tapa Festival..there will be bars and music and tapaaaaaaaas Galore. The Tapa festival takes place on the 21st and 22nd of June.

The big San Juan Festival on the 23rd is next. This is a great night out. On this night, the city builds a huge bon fire on the beach standing at least 30feet high, the flames almost touch the stars, you can also build your own bon fire. There will be fire works, live music, and the place will be hopping.  Last year I think we arrived back home at about 5am after hitting several bars and taking in the music. More good news, it is also the only night of the year you can sleep on the beach legally too.

At midnight, you are meant swim in the ocean, legend has it, that if you do, the years will just fall away..

Be sure to check back for pics from the night.. If you are coming this way, and you have any questions, pls don’t hesitate to ask.

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This was the last cross that I got to get a picture of, unless I can get around to a couple today before they are taken down.  The town has been heaving with people in full party mode.  Summertime in Salobreña is the best time of year in my opinion.  Our population explodes with the tourism, the mood is light, and the weather is fantastic.  Our next fiesta is the fiest de San Juan happening 24-28jun. More about that later.  This is the cross erected by the Associación De Mujeres Tropica.  In other words, the Tropical Womens Association.

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This is probably my favorite cross because of the surroundings. Three ladies do a cross on this little side street every year, and every year it is bigger and better than the last. The plants you see on this street are here year round, not just for the Cruces de Mayo. It is a lovely little street and the 3 ladies involved with the making of the cross look after all these plants themselves. Here goes.

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Flamenco Cross

This year saw 2 fiestas in one week, last Friday thru Sunday we had the Nazari Festival and this week, we have the Day of the Crosses celebration. All in all, a good week!

This entry, was built and submitted by the students and teachers of the Flamenco school in the Cultural Centre (Casa de Cultura). It can be found in the plaza of the Cultural Centre. As you can see, their theme is Flamenco. If you look closely, you will see the the cross is actually a Flamenco dancer in full dress with mantilla. Along with this display, was a small bar, music, a make shift wooden dance floor, and seating so that we could enjoy a show.

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