Festivals on the camino in October posted: 2015-10-02 06:00:00
There are dozens of festivals on the Camino in October. Here are some festivals on the Camino de Santiago tours in October.
San Froilán (Lugo, León)
The San Froilán Festival takes place in Lugo (on the Original Way) and León (on the French Way) from the 4th - 12th October. This festival is in honour of the patron saint of the areas San Froilán. During this festival, there will be parades, street entertainment and on the last day of the festival, there is a Medieval Fair with falconry a banquet. One of the stand out days is Sunday 11th October which is O Domingo das Mozas which is dedicated to traditional Galician costumes and folklore.
Dia de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Day)
This takes place on the 12th of October and is in celebration of the Virgen del Pilar, the national patroness of Spain. It also commemorates the day when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492. Please note, there are a number of businesses closed on this day.
Bilbao Night Marathon
This takes place on the 18th of October outside of the famous Guggenheim Museum. Anyone can take part in the marathon. However, as you are walking the Camino we would recommend observing rather than running. Instead, take the time to immerse yourselves in the vibrant atmosphere.
Halloween is not as widely celebrated in Spain as it is in other parts of the world. Parts of Northern Spain will celebrate Halloween with parties and bonfires which are said to burn out bad spirits.
San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
From 31st October to 6th November, the annual Horror and Fantasy Film festival is held in San Sebastian. During this festival, there is a wide range of horror films are screened at various venues, particularly at the Teatro Principal together with outdoor performances, comedy events, street theatre, and horror-related exhibitions. If you are walking on the Northern Way or Camino del Norte be sure to check out this festival in San Sebastian.
If you would like to take part in any of the Camino festivals along the Camino de Santiago routes, contact our Camino experts at firstname.lastname@example.org
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