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April 2019

Semana Santa in Córdoba

April 14 - April 21
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One more festival in Córdoba that is worth noting is the infamous Semana Santa, which is Spain’s version of Holy Week. Throughout the entire week, there are processions throughout the streets with humongous floats with statues of Jesus and various virgins. The floats are carried by groups of men, and behind the float there is generally a trail of other people playing instruments or carrying incense. These processions are a truly unique aspect of the South of Spain, so if you find yourself in Andalucía during this particular week, don’t miss out on seeing one.

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May Crosses Festival

April 27 - May 1
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Along with the Battle of the Flowers that takes place at the beginning of May, in which a cavalcade of floats decorated with flowers walk through Cordoba welcoming spring, the Popular Contest of Crosses of May of Córdoba is celebrated .
In the courtyards and squares are large crosses decorated with flowers, pots and manila shawls. Neighborhood Associations and Peñas set up a bar where typical tapas and drinks that comfort the visitor are served. All enlivened with sevillanas music and dancing night shows.

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Flowers Battle

April 28
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The last weekend of April each year, Cordoba rings in the spring by throwing thousands of carnations in a spirited procession known as the Battle of the Flowers. At high noon, a cannon sounds as 20 floats decorated in colorful paper flowers are led by a local band, parading down the Paseo de la Victoria in Cordoba, Spain.

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May 2019

Patios Festival

May 6 - May 19
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The third, and most famous, of the four annual spring-time events, the Festival of the Patios is in early to mid-May, and lasts for 10 days. Home-owners compete for a prize for the most beautifully decorated patio. It's a rare chance to see inside these 40 or so traditional courtyards, some of which are always viewable through cancelas (iron gates), are as most of them are only actually open to the public during this festival.

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Feria de Córdoba

May 19 - May 26
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Grand opening with spectacular illumination of Fairground Portal and pavillions as well as firework display Friday night at midnight. Córdoba’s fair is completely open, and people are free to go in and out of the many tents set up with all kinds of music. Typically, Spanish women dress up in beautiful flamenco dresses and spend the day (or night) of drinking, dancing and eating with friends and family.

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