Festivities in honor of San Bartolomé, Almagro pattern
The closing of the Classical Theater Festival is a sign of the beginning of the festivities of Almagro. This almagreña city plunges from 23 until the 28 August at a festival period in which the music, the sport, the Bulls, theater and dance are its main ingredients.
These festivals and fairs are dedicated to their patron St. Bartholomew the Apostle start in the final August, However, early same recreational activities start promoting festive atmosphere makes July Classical Theater Festival.
During the day 23 of August, the first day of festivities, cutting the ribbon and the bursting of firecrackers are two evidences of the opening of the festivities of the city, Besides the traditional proclamation of the parties in the Corral de Comedias by Dionisio Roldan Ferrández and the coronation of Queen, Ladies and Zagal Mayor.
After the official opening at the fairgrounds and fireworks shooting day 23, It will feature special moments known as the celebration of the Eucharist the day 24, where will take place the solemn celebration of the Eucharist in which the offering of the city held by Mr.. Mayor and wreath by the elderly and the queen and ladies of the party, with the participation in this event the group of Songs and Dances "Red Earth", giving to kiss the relic of the Apostle at the end of this liturgical act.
The bulls are deeply rooted in Almagro. So much so that the fair is focused bulls, Bullfighting being the great attraction of the fair with the presentation of known skilled at national level.
History Fair Almagro
Almagro had a remarkable commercial paper and craft, with a primary sector in which irrigation and livestock weighed decisively. A major cattle fair, where handlers concurred, ranchers and farmers across Castilla, Almagro injected substantial money flows. From the first quarter of the sixteenth century, some residents of Almagro, Although they related to foreign merchants were enriched with leasing of real rights and the Order and, largely trade of livestock and wool. So until well past the years Almagro continued celebrating the cattle fair.
The visit to the shrine of Our. Mrs. de las Nieves on August 28 with the wreath of the queen and ladies of the party and typical products of the land by members of the Senior Center almagreños, Singing also save the patron saint of Almagro, may be the perfect finale to a fairs and festivals of Almagro with a great tradition and roots throughout the region.
And for eat…
We wait for you at Scorching de Almagro, to enjoy our grilled meats and Manchego cuisine.