Camping Holidays in Costa Verde
This bizarre event dates back to 1290 where participants liven up proceedings by “baptizing” each other in wine, involving some 5,000 participants wearing white T-shirts until they turn a deep shade of purple. Around 20,000 litres of wine are thrown around and anyone is fair game even television camera crews! When the supplies of ammunition have dwindled the festivities carry on into the night with dancing, fireworks and general merriment.
Normally each year Pamplona plays host to a huge party including the famous historical ‘running of the bulls’, which dates way back to the 14th century. The event attracts huge numbers of visitors from across the globe and consists of participants running in front of a dozen bulls that have been let loose in a designated area of the town. The event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, so 2022 is predicted to be an epic festival.
Held since 1948, this festival showcases dance, theatre, ballet, music, opera and recitals from international performers across a range of different stages over the month of August, including palaces, churches, gardens and caves. 2022 dates to be confirmed.
The Aste Nagusia ('Semana Grande' in Spanish and 'Big Week' in English) is the biggest party of the year in Bilbao! Basque culture is celebrated to the fullest, with traditional Basque music and dancing, Basque rural sports (think wood chopping and stone carrying), and a street parade of giants. There are of course bullfights, but you can give these a miss and just enjoy the great atmosphere. The daily events are followed by a nightly fireworks competition, concerts and even more partying. 2022 dates to be confirmed.