- Semana Santa in Spain A guide to Semana Santa (Spain's version of Easter) with pictures.
- Christmas in Spain Christmas is an important time of year in Spain, with the cities decked out with lights and market stalls.
- San Fermin Running of the Bulls (Pamplona Bull Run)
The famous Pamplona Running of the Bulls where brave/stupid men (delete as appropriate) run in front of angry bulls. Why? Same answer as for Tomatina (see above). Pictures from the first day of the 2006 event.
- Tomatina Tomato Fight
The Tomatina Tomato Fight is a solemn, ancient ritual practised in Valencia, where local druids perform a very serious act with tomatoes. Who am I kidding? The Tomatina Tomato Fight is just an excuse to throw fruit at each other. But not before people have tried climbing up a greasy pole to get a ham at the top. Why? Why not? For a complete guide to the event, click on the above link.
- New Year's Eve in August
In 1994, the tiny village of Bérchules, in the Alpujarras mountain range near Granada, had a power cut on New Year's Eve which resulted in the cancellation of all festivities. The townsfolk's response - to celebrate New Year's Eve in August. The rescheduled event was so popular that the town has repeated it every year since.