During a week of celebrations there are all kinds of activities: puppet shows, fun activities for children, bullfighting, processions, balcony decoration competitions, plant and pot exhibitions, flamenco performances in casetas (huge tents) in the fairground on the outskirts of the city and in the city centre.
Events take place in Granada during Christmas, traditional Roscón de Reyes on Epiphany Day and Christmas shopping.
Spectacular Three Wise Men parade with its 30 fantastic carriages, and nativity scenes contest - a tradition that comes from the thirteenth century.
Easter varies between March 22 and April 25. This feast is celebrated in Granada very differently from other cities in Andalusia, despite several points in common.
Easter in Granada is distinguished by the simplicity and beauty of its processions, and by the city's unique location. Granada turns into a scene where everything forms part of the Easter celebration: the Passion.
The International Music and Dance Festival of Granada has its roots in a Cante Jondo flamenco singing contest that was held at the Carlos V Palace beginning in 1883. In 1922 the contest was held at the Alhambra Aljibes and Federico García Lorca attended. The festival as we know it today was inaugurated in 1952 and since then has grown into one of the most important music festivals in Spain.