The spirit of the ‘fiesta’ is very present in the culture of Spain. Not a day goes by without a party or a celebration! Every town and village has a saint to be observed once a year. The Spaniards stand by strongly by their religious festivals. Even if some parties are more folklore and pagan traditions. Still others are merely a pretext for fun. Whatever period you stay in a vacation rental in Barcelona, you stumble across one of these festive events.
In Spring, for instance, they celebrate the Reconquest by the Catholic Monarchs in the entire country and even in Barcelona. Celebrations also take place at Pentecost and the day of the Feast of God. But the big spring event in Barcelona is The Holy Week. Huge religious processions are held in the city where one represents Christ, the Virgin and saints. During the summer months, the eve of St. John (June 24) is the opportunity to make huge bonfires. If you stay in a vacation rental in Barcelona during this period, you can enjoy this wonderful tradition that unites all people to celebrate the summer solstice. The month of July is marked by the famous Pamplona feria and the very controversial bullfights.