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San Anton Archez 2019
Julie Lewis

San Anton 2019 in Archez

San Anton Fiesta, Árchez February 2019 This Sunday (3rd February) Árchez celebrates one of its most popular fiestas, San Anton – in honour of its Patron Saint. San Antón is also the Patron Saint of animals and many local people go along to the fiesta to get their pets blessed! For those without a pet

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Malcolm Lewis

February Candelarias 2019

Axarquia’s Candelaria festivals. On Saturday the 2nd of February, many local villages are holding their annual Candelaria festival, a celebration we call Candlemas but is actually pagan in origin. Expect to see many bonfires and candles! (Note that Velez’s is being held a week later on the 9th of February). Alfarnate What makes the one in

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Malcolm Lewis

San Anton and San Sebastian fiestas

San Anton and San Sebastian festivals. These are two enchanting festivals that a number of villages in the east of Málaga celebrate this weekend. They commemorate important Christian figures that lived some 1700 years ago: The San Anton festivals are in honour of Antonio Abad, protector of domesticated animals, a celebrated saint throughout much of

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Three Kings Nerja
Julie Lewis

Three Kings Parade

Three Kings Parades in the Axarquia 4-6 January 2019. The Three Kings parades celebrates the Dia de Reyes on the 6th of January. Spanish children traditionally get their presents from these Three Wise Men on the 6th January rather than from Santa. Parades are held on the 5th and 6th. The Kings throw a generous amount

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New Year Axarquia 2018
Julie Lewis

New Year

New Year’s Eve (Nochevieja) celebrations in the Axarquia. There’s nothing like seeing in the new year on your local plaza in Spain. Live music, a cup of champagne and the fun of gulping down 12 grapes at midnight.  Most towns do organise something but here’s a list of those who have been organised enough to publicise

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Santa Parade in Nerja
Julie Lewis

Father Christmas Parades

Where to see a Cabalgata de Papa Noel in the Axarquiá. The Three Kings may be the most important celebration for children in Andalucia but Santa certainly makes an effort to join in too! Here’s our list of parades and events celebrating Father Christmas or Papa Noel in the east of Málaga… Friday 21 December

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Christmas Markets in the Axarquia
Julie Lewis

Christmas Markets Updates

Christmas markets updated list With only a few shoppping days left to go here’s an updated list from our earlier blog for Christmas markets in the Axarquiá region… Nerja Christmas market is held on the Balcon de Europa until the 6th January from 11am to 9pm. Vélez Málaga Every Saturday in December there’s a Christmas

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Axarquia Christmas 2018
Julie Lewis

What’s on this Christmas

Axarquiá Christmas events – listings in town / village order. Here’s our listings for some of the Christmas and New Year events in the Axarquia. If we get more details from other villages – we will add to the list. Alcaucin Friday 21 December 5.30 pm: Christmas carol concert. Centro de Arte y Desarrollo de

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Santa in Nerja
Julie Lewis

Christmas in Nerja

Christmas and New Year Events in Nerja for 2018/19! There’s plenty to entertain both children and adults in Nerja for Christmas this year! From Christmas carols to Father Christmas, New Year’s party and the arrival of the Three Kings.  Plus there’s a Christmas market held on the Balcon de Europa until the 6th January from

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Almayate Living Nativity
Julie Lewis

Living Nativity

Belén Viviente or Living Nativity Events in the Axarquia for Christmas 2018. The Belén has always been a traditional part of Christmas in the Axarquia but if you want to really get into the spirit of the nativity then try and visit one of the ‘Belén Viviente’ events  or living Nativity plays or parades that

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Torrox Fiesta Migas 2018
Julie Lewis

Torrox Migas Fiesta 2018

2018 Migas Fiesta in Torrox. Come and join in Torrox Pueblo’s most important fiesta of the year! Traditionally held just before Christmas, this year marks the 37th edition of this popular Migas fiesta, which attracts around 40,000 visitors every year! Days Hours Minutes Seconds The Fiesta celebrates the local dish of ‘Migas’, a simple dish,

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Julie Lewis

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets in the Axarquia. Looking for some ideas for your Christmas shopping? Why not shop local at the Christmas markets held in many towns and villages over the next few weeks?  Here’s a list of them which we’ll update regularly as we get more info… Every Saturday in December Vélez Málaga: Christmas Fair at the

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Mercado Medieval 2018 Rincon
Julie Lewis

Rincon Mercado Medieval

Rincon’s Medieval Market – next week! Want to make your Christmas shopping a more fun experience?  Then check out Rincon de la Victoria’s Medieval Market from the Thursday 6 – Sunday 9th December. Days Hours Minutes Seconds The market, organised in conjunction with the local town hall, will take place over 4 days. It includes

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Benaque Certamen de Pastorales 2018
Julie Lewis

Benaque Christmas singing competition

Benaque Christmas singing competition and craft fair, Sunday, 2nd December Mark the start of the Christmas activities in December in Benaque with a festive singing competition and craft market with Christmas food stalls. Days Hours Minutes Seconds This regional contest and festival, which by 2015 had been going for some 25 years, is held to

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Totalán Certamen de Pastorales y Belenes
Julie Lewis

Totalan’s Christmas folksong contest

Totalan’s Christmas folksong contest, Saturday, 1st December 2018. If you want to get into the Christmas spirit then go to Totalán on Saturday, 1st December to celebrate the traditional Christmas songs of Málaga. Days Hours Minutes Seconds The event, called ‘Certamen de Pastorales y Belenes’ takes place at 19.00 hours on the 1st of December

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Malcolm Lewis

Totalán’s Fiesta de la Chanfaina

Chanfaina fiesta in Totalán, this Sunday, November 25th. While most villages in the Axarquia have traditionally held back on their festivities during this month, Totalán’s Fiesta de la Chanfaina more than makes up for this shortfall in entertainment! Days Hours Minutes Seconds Just as it has since 2005, the little village of Totalán is celebrating

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Malcolm Lewis

Vélez Flavours of the World on Wheels Festival

Festival of Flavours of the World in Vélez. The guys behind the ‘Sabores del Mundo Sobre Ruedas festival’ have taken meals on wheels to a whole new level in the event taking place in Vélez-Málaga on the 16th to 18th November! This is the third time this year that these ‘food trucks’ have been at

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Malcolm Lewis

Music Festival in Rincon’s Treasure Cave

Festival de Música Cueva del Tesoro It’s not just near Nerja where you can see a concert in a cave, there’s another subterranean venue in the east of Málaga – the Cueva del Tesoro near Rincón de la Victoria! There’s a treasure of talent appearing in the five concerts put on by Rincon’s council during November.

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Malcolm Lewis

Corumbela 4th Countryside Day

‘Countryside Day’ in Corumbela Here’s a bit of fun if you’re near to Corumbela (between Daimalos and Archez) tomorrow, Saturday 3rd November. This little village is celebrating its 4th ‘Jornada Campestre’ (countryside day), with plenty of live music, dancing and food on offer. The activities are as follows – 12.30 – The entertainment starts at 12.30 pm

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Malcolm Lewis

Classic and Racing Car Meeting in Colmenar

Colmenar – Classic & Racing Car Meeting Tomorrow, Saturday 3rd of November, Colmenar celebrates its second meeting of classic and racing cars – ‘Quedada de Vehículos Clásicos y Racing’. Apart from actually taking part in the meeting (if you happen to own a classic car or a racing car), there’ll be plenty of opportunities for

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Malcolm Lewis

Chestnut Feria in Alcaucin

Alcaucín’s Fiesta de la Castaña This Saturday, 3rd of November, Alcaucín celebrates its sweet chestnuts as well as other culinary delights locally made or grown. Hundreds of visitors are expected from all over the Axarquía to this ever popular traditional fiesta.   The activities are as follows – 12.00: The Parents association at Alcaucín’s local

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Malcolm Lewis

Maroween postponed

RAIN’S STOPPED PLAY – BUT ONLY FOR A FEW DAYS! It’s STILL the east of Málaga’s scariest time of the year! We’ve just been informed by Nerja council that because of the rain forecast for this Wednesday, they have had to reluctantly postpone MAROWEEN until Saturday the 3rd of November. However, we’ve been assured that

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Malcolm Lewis

Maroween 2018!

It’s the east of Málaga’s scariest time of the year! On the 31st of October, the day when traditionally Maro celebrated chestnuts and sweet potatoes (Fiesta de la Castaña y el Boniato), there’s another reason to mark the day – or rather the night. Halloween! One has to wonder what the older residents, those that

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