The “Feria de Abril,” or “April Fair,” dates back to 1847, when it was originally organized as a livestock fair, but has turned into a week of flamenco dancing, music and bullfighting.
Revelers dressed as demons called “Dimonis” take part in a “Correfoc” or “run with fire” party during traditional celebrations in honor of Saint Anthony in Muro village in the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Spain. Mixing pagan and religious traditions from medieval times, the fire and demon festivals are held in towns across the island of Mallorca each Jan. 16-17 to celebrate the day of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of animals.
During this 200-year-old traditional festival participants known as Els Enfarinats (those covered in flour) dress in military clothes and stage a mock coup d’etat as they battle using flour, eggs and firecrackers outside the city town hall as part of the celebrations of the Day of the Innocents.
French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as “French Spiderman”, scales the 475 feet of the Agbar tower in Barcelona, Spain.
Spanish soldiers marched in a military parade during a national holiday known as “Dia de la Hispanidad” or Hispanic Day, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Almost a year into Spain’s political deadlock, the country is celebrating its National Day with a military parade of over 3,000 soldiers marching through Madrid and aircraft drawing trails of red and yellow smoke in the sky to represent the flag.
Members of the “Colla Xiquets del Serrallo” human tower team form a “castell” during the XXVI human towers, or castells, competetion in Tarragona on October 1, 2016. These human towers, built traditionally in festivals within Catalonia, gather several teams that attempt to build and dismantle a tower structure.
Had enough salad and gazpacho? Here’s another way to use up tomatoes. The annual “Tomatina” tomato fight was this morning in Bunol, a village outside Valencia, Spain. Drawing from a 160-ton cache, for an hour or so, thousands of people, many of them tourists, lobbed the ripe fruit like snowballs, bathing each other and the surrounding streetscape in pulp and juice.