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Alhaurin de la Torre

There are many festivals, exhibitions and events held throughout the year in Alhaurin de la Torre.
SEMANA BLANCA: 1st to March 4th, 2011.
SEMANA SANTA: 18th to 24th April 2011 inclusive.
HOLIDAYS:
At national level:
12th October 2010. Fiesta Nacional de España.
1st November 2010. Todos los Santos.
6th December 2010. Día de la Constitución Española.
8th December 2010. Inmaculada Concepción.
2nd May 2011. The Fiesta del Trabajo.
Regional Level:
28th February 2011. Día de Andalucía.
Provincial Level:
7 January 2011. Día de la Comunidad Educativa (for all levels of education)
 
The highlights are listed below: 

--  January 5 starts our holiday calendar with the Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos.

-- January 20. Día de nuestro Patrón de Invierno, San Sebastián.. The festival lasts three days. Folk and cultural events take place in honor of the patron, as well as  concerts, a parade by the local musical band, regional dances, contests and games.

-- February 2 festeja el día de la Purificación de la Santísima Virgen de la Candelaria. During the evening there takes places the burning of dolls in a bonfire in the central square. The next day, during  Mass, the presentation is made to the children born in the last year and celebration finishes with the procession of women who hand out the blessed threads and collect donations.

-- Between February and March, there are Carnival parades including performances by choirs.

-- Semana Santa (Easter Festival) was declared of National Tourist Interest in October 11, 2001. Every year there is rivalry among the major local brotherhoods of churches: the Real Hermandad de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno y María Santísima de los Dolores, who hold on Jueves Santo (Holy Thursday), and the Cofradía del Santísimo Cristo de la Vera Cruz y Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (the greens) who hold the Viernes Santo (Good Friday) procession.
To read the Semana Santa program for 2009 - click here

-- Cruces de Mayo (Crosses of May).
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