Each year Murcia witnesses several bright and remarkable ethnic holidays and festivals which attract many tourists to the city. Plenty of entertaining programs, inimitable folk performances and festive treats are among main attractions for the city guests. A scale festival is held in Murcia in spring. Its main festive event is the Burial of the Sardine march. An original event with a weird name offers night parades and entertaining shows. All the visitors of the city as well as local folks can take part in the show.
At nightfall the central streets of the city witness bright parades and marches during which one can meet great many of weird people in the same weird fantastic costumes and outfits. One will come across mighty volcanoes and scary daemons. The show features bright performances of local samba schools as well.
The same interesting holiday is the Festival Internacional Murcia Tres Culturas which takes place in May and is an international event. The main theme and aim of the festival is racism combating and mutual understanding of people of different cultures. The name of the festival mentions three cultures for a reason. The matter is that during the Middle Ages period the territory of the Iberian peninsula was settled by the representatives of three religious trends: Jewish, Muslim and Christian.