LA CORUÑA: FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN LA CORUÑA
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Corunna : CITY OF GALICIA
Are you wondering what to see in Galicia? Besides of Santiago’s walk, there is much more in this region. How about Corunna?
By day and by night, it is a city that is always lively. By day and by night, it is a city that is always lively.
The Tower of Hercules, symbol of Coruña, was built as a lighthouse by the Romans, probably at the end of the 1st century and the beginning of the 2nd.
At the base of the tower there is a Latin inscription carved into the rock, today protected by a small building, which bears the name of the Roman architect, probably the author of the tower.
In any case, in this article we will talk about this city from the point of view of the events and parties that take place every year in this wonderful city.
If you want to know more about the Tower of Hercules or other attractions that you can find in A Coruña, you can consult this link: “5 things you must see in A Coruña”
Festivals and Events in A Coruña
The people of A Coruña are lovers of the good life, do as they do. Take a seat at an outdoor table in a bar in Plaza de María Pita and enjoy the many events and parties that take place every year in Coruña.
1. MUSIC WITH ROOTS FESTIVAL
In April, a series of concerts are held around the theme of roots.
It brings together all the musical events that interpret the most traditional and genuine sounds of different cultures not only from Europe but from the world.
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The Mozart Festival instead takes place in the months of May and June.
Although originally only the musical theater works of the famous Salzburg musician were performed, it is now open to vocal music by other great Baroque composers and the Italian Gioachino Rossini.
The wonderful Galician Symphony Orchestra, based in La Coruña, performs most of the operas, although many other soloists and orchestras also participate.
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3. FIREWORKS OF SAN JUAN
During the night of June 23 to 24, the festival of San Juan is celebrated.
Tonight countless bonfires are lit and groups of friends, neighbors and families gather to enjoy some grilled sardines accompanied by cachelos (potatoes cooked with skin).
The typical drink is the “Queimada”, a drink prepared with a base of brandy with fruits and a lot of sugar, which is burned in a cauldron while a spell is recited during the preparation.
Other typical sweets are pancakes, orellas de frade and chulas.
It is a festival that is widespread throughout the Costa da Morte in almost all of Galicia.
The festival has achieved the merit of being considered a festival of international tourist interest.
The whole city takes to the streets to celebrate its most magical night, and the bonfires go through all the neighborhoods of A Coruña, with the great concentration of people on the beaches of Riazor and Orzán, in the heart of the city, which has a special relevance .
The people of A Coruña celebrate the arrival of summer with a multitude of bonfires, sardines and a good atmosphere in a festival that each year attracts a greater number of tourists, especially nationals, who are attracted by this party atmosphere, open-air dancing and the fireworks that are launched from the esplanade of Las Esclavas.
Throughout Galicia, these bonfires are lit from north to south and from east to west on this night. In each house, in each parish and in each neighborhood cacharelas” or “lumeiradas” (bonfires) are erected. The view from above is of thousands of small points scattered throughout the territory.
It is said that on this magical night the world over there communicates with the world over here. It’s time to chase away the evil spirits.
4. FESTIVALS OF MARIA PITA
Throughout the month of August, the city’s great festival is celebrated, in which various events are held, such as the book fair, the craft fair, the naval and flower battles, the Teresa Herrera football trophy, the bullfighting fair, the procession of Santa Margarita and the festival of comics.
Popular and current music concerts and theater complete the program for this festive period.
5. OPERA FESTIVAL
In the months of September and October, great operas of all time are programmed at the Palacio de la Ópera.
Great quality of both the opera performers and the orchestras that perform the works at really affordable prices.
6. FESTIVITIES OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
On October 7, the festival is celebrated in honor of the patron saint of the city. Most of the events take place in the historic center of the city.