The best festivals in Galicia in September
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festivals in Galicia in September
As you know in Galicia Travels we are bringing you a series of articles about the best festivals that you can find in the region during the summer.
Here are the most important festivities if you are going to come here during the month of September, some of them of a gastronomic nature. Without a doubt, there is something for everyone.
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Free Trade Fair in Pontevedra
The Feira Franca in Pontevedra takes place every first weekend of September and has been declared of Tourist Interest in Galicia. Over the course of these days, the area of the historic centre is transported back to the Middle Ages.. In this way, visitors will be able to enjoy the best medieval tournaments, go to tastings, enjoy shows, etc. All of this, in a festival with roots that go back to the 15th century.
Festival of As Peras in Pontedeume
The Festas de As Peras take place very close to Ferrol and is one of the most outstanding festivals you can visit in September. Specifically, they are held from 7 to 11 September and include such outstanding activities as the Cucaña on the quay, the Batalla Naval, the procession of San Nicolás de Tolentino, as well as incredible fireworks displays.
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Festa da Virxe de Guadalupe in Rianxo
This celebration in honour of the Virgin of Guadalupe takes place in thanksgiving for the fact that Rianxo was spared from the wave of plague that devastated the community of Galicia in the mid-19th century. Its neighbours have always believed that this happened thanks to the mediation of the Virgin of Guadalupe and since then they have celebrated this feast in gratitude.
A festival that has been declared of Tourist Interest in Galicia and in which there is no shortage of open-air dances, orchestras, the so-called Feirón Marinero, as well as a maritime procession that leaves no one indifferent.
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Festa das Fachas do Castelo
In Taboada, in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, on the night of 7-8 September, the Festa das Fachas do Castelo takes place, in which the fire of the torches covers the castro of Castelo.
The torches in question serve to kick off the festival in question.
Dance of the Swords in Marín
Without a doubt, if you are looking for a festival in Galicia with a lot of history and also very original, that is the festival of the Dance of the Swords in Marín. It is a traditional dance with more than four centuries of history that serves to honour the archangel Saint Michael.
During the dance, the saint is carried through the Plaza de España and the Plaza del Reloj, among other places. It is a festival that takes place on the first Sunday after 29 September.
15th Picadillo Tapas Competition in A Coruña
If you like tapas, from 1 to 16 September you can’t miss this gastronomic festival in A Coruña. with 25 years of history behind it. Here, tapas are the protagonists, an offer that is characterised by innovation, always respecting the culinary tradition of the area and in which the raw materials are the main base.
XLV Festa da Empanada in Carral
The 6th of September is the festival of the empanada, a celebration in which the bakeries of Carrales sell all kinds of empanadas and in the fairgrounds they are offered for free to taste, all with the best traditional music in the background to liven up the fun and gastronomic day.