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Colors of Gijon - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Fundamentos Web Gijon has lots of interesting cultural traditions; the best way to get acquainted with them is to visit one of the beautiful national holidays. One of the oldest and most popular celebrations is the day of St. Bartholomew; it has been celebrated every year for more than two centuries. Foreign visitors know this colorful festival as the Festival of Moors and Christians. It lasts for three days and is celebrated at the end of August.
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The festival is always accompanied by large-scale folk festivals, an abundance of costumed performances and ceremonial processions. The unique atmosphere of fun, enchanting music and festive food are main distinguishing features of the bright festival.
A few centuries ago, many residents have left their homes and moved to mountains to practice their favorite craft, the production of ice cream. That has led aforementioned festival to double. Despite the fact that modern citizens don’t need to leave their homes and loved ones, they continue celebrating the Winter Festival like many years ago. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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It starts on the third Saturday of February. The flower market is considered to be the main event of the holiday. During the festival, you can see locals dressed in interesting costumes; that is the clothing worn by townspeople a few centuries ago. Traditionally, a huge number of travelers are visiting Gijon on the eve of Christmas. The traditional large-scale Christmas market starts in the beginning of December; it is considered one of the most beautiful in Spain.
Ayuntamiento de Gijon, Plaza Mayor In addition to a variety of holiday items, a lot of interesting sweets and treats are sold at the market. The special Christmas delicacy is turron. On the eve of the New Year streets are decorated with aixames torches; they give the city a mysterious and romantic look. Talking about features of the local culture, we should definitely mention love for cider. The beautiful holiday is dedicated to the popular local drink. The Cider Festival is celebrated in the first half of October. During ten days, the most famous producers of cider represent best varieties of the drink. Guests of the holiday are involved in tasting and participating in various recreational activities.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Gijon
♥   Iglesia de San Miguel de Lillo, Oviedo, 24.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Iglesia de San Salvador de Priesca, Villaviciosa, 25.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Monasterio de San Salvador, Cornellana, 42.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Iglesia de Santa Cristina de Lena, Oviedo, 47.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Gijon
♥   Castle 'Castle of Gauzón' Asturias, 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Martín' Asturias, 25.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Las Caldas' Asturias, 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torreón of Peñerudes' Asturias, 35.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'El Torreón' Asturias, 36.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Soto' Aller, 42.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Salas' Asturias, 50.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Traditions and festivals in cities around Gijon

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Gijon. Learn the best periods to visit Gijon to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Gijon.
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