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IZNAJAR FESTIVALS AND FERIAS

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Spain is renowned  for celebrating Spanish Festivals & Fiestas where all the family attend. During your holiday in Andalucia why not join the locals and spend a day participating in their local culture. 

 

Festivities include Semana Santa (Easter), when the locals play out a religious epic in a theatrical production featuring scenes from the bible. On April 25th, San Marcos is honoured by the inhabitants by a communal picnic that is held in the countryside near the town.  The Lake Iznajar annual September feria usually takes place from September 7-10.

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In February, the villagers light two towering bonfires during the Celebration of the Candlemas. With the lighting of the bonfires, baskets of homemade twisted rolls are blessed and given to the crowds.  The Great Fair of Iznájar takes place every September during a four-day period.  The town's fair or 'feria' includes parades, games, musical presentations, and plenty of food. The fair is held in honor of the Virgin of Mercy and the Virgin Old.  During Easter week, Semana Santa brings the townspeople together. The celebration allows willing townspeople to create a theatrical production of important stories taken from the Bible. After the plays, the town unites for a huge picnic in Valdearenas.  The Small Fair of Iznájar celebrates a positive year in cattle farming. Cattle seem to have taken the backstage, while lavish dancing performances are the fair's most popular attraction.  If you enjoy music and singing, you should witness the locals perform the Songs of Aurora. In mid-August through early September, towns people gather at dawn at the Hermitage of the Old One and then stroll through the town singing religious songs.

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4 - 6th January is when the 3 Kings come to every habitation in Andalucia, whether a tiny, isolated village in the countryside, a spectacular mountain pueblo, or a suburban town, chances are there will be some kind of Reyes (kings) procession. The three Magi will travel around the town on floats decorated according to a chosen theme. The Kings are accompanied by matching helpers who throw sweets and presents into the crowd (traditionally, kids who've been naughty get coal). Tips: Take along a bag to catch the sweets in, as well as a brolly, warm hat, scarf and gloves, as you may stand around waiting. Some families even bring small stepladders or platforms so the kids can get a better view of the kings riding on their thrones in their royal vehicles.

Opening out onto our colourful Mediterranean gardens, La Hacienda is a beautifully decorated traditional Andalucian cottage with all the comfort of a modern home. Look out for it's original Andalucian features including a high vaulted ceiling, wide windows to take in the view and gorgeous marble staircase. La Hacienda has stunning views and caters for up to 4 people. please click to find out more.

 

 

La Finca is Cortijo Las Olivas' largest cottage and caters for up to 5 people. Opening out onto our colourful Mediterranean courtyard, La Finca boasts a balcony with panoramic views of the mountains, pool and gardens, beautiful marble staircase and fully equipped kitchen, please click to find out more.

Opening out onto our large 'Mountain Spring water pool', La Casita is a quaint little cottage which caters for 2 people. La Casita is open plan and consists of a fully equipped marble topped kitchen, double bed and bright airy shower room.  Perfect for romantic getaways. please click to find out more.