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Spring Festivities in Murcia

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Spanish name: Fiestas de Primavera en Murcia

Batalla de las Flores. Parade The week after Holy Week in Easter, Murcia celebrates its Fiestas de Primavera, in which the city is taken over by barracas, parades, parties and fun! Festivities start on Easter Monday and end late on Sunday.
 
On Tuesday, the city streets are the stage for El Bando de la Huerta, countryside celebration in which locals and tourists wear typical farming costumes. There is also a parade in which local orchard and pork products are given to people.
 
On Thursday, the Murcia en Primavera, parade, previously called La Batalla de las Flores (Battle of Flowers), goes out with flower-decorated floats that represent the magnificence and folklore of Murcia in spring.
 
From Thursday to Saturday night, Murcia is taken over by the famous sardineros and their daily parades, which end on Saturday night with the mega-parade of Entierro de la Sardina, which ends with the burning of a large sardine to represent that spring festivities are over ... until the following year!
 

Barracas

A barraca is the name given to the house people used to have in the Murcian orchards. Nowadays, during spring festivities 45 modern barracas are installed throughout the city so that locals and visitors can enjoy the very best of Murcia's cuisine, including rice dishes, paparajotes, café de olla (old-fashioned coffee), cold meats, choritzo, blood sausages, white and red sausages, loin, bacon, beans, garlic potatoes, zarangollo, etc.

The barracas are owned by traditional associations that also take part in the bando de la huerta parade.
 
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Batalla de las Flores. Parade
Batalla de las Flores. Parade
Batalla de las Flores. Parade
Bando de la Huerta. Parade
Bando de la Huerta. Parade
Bando de la Huerta. Parade
Paseo Alfonso X el Sabio, Tuesday morning
Entierro de la Sardina. Saturday morning
Entierro de la Sardina. Sardinero
La Sardina 2013
Entierro de la Sardina. Parade
End of Festivities. Burning of the Sardine
"Barracas" Spring Festivities in Murcia
"Barracas" Spring Festivities in Murcia
"Barracas" Spring Festivities in Murcia

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