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Holidays – Orense

The Orense festivities there are many. To the commons of all Spain we add the festivals of the region, with deep ancestral roots, and many of them of pagan origin. We will only highlight the most important.

He Carnival or Entroido Orensano arrives in the month of February with original costumes and exquisite cuisine, which highlights the “cachucha", he Lacon with turnip tops and the filloas. It begins with the proclamation in the Plaza Mayor and ends with the Burial of the Sardine .

The Party of "Os Maios»On May 3, where the flowers and the products of the earth decorate some cones around, they dance and sing to receive spring, it is of pre-Roman origin.

The Major party, in the month of June, starts the day of Corpus. We can enjoy sports tournaments, cultural activities, canoeing down the Miño, the Battle of Flowers and traditional fireworks.

The Magosto Festival It is a tribute to the chestnuts and the new wine of the region. It is celebrated on November 11 coinciding with the patron of the city, San Martiño de Tours. Are made bonfires where the chestnuts are roasted in cheerful groups and the most important bonfire is the one organized by the City Council in the Alameda Park.

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