If you area a jazz fan or simply like music, come to the 30th Malaga Jazz Festival that takes place from November 7th to November 13th and enjoy the music from some of the best jazz performers such as:
‘EPITAFIO’, DE CHARLES MINGUS, CLASIJAZZ BIG BAND, LEE KONITZ QUARTET, GONZALO RUBALCABA QUARTET, AL DI MEOLA DÚO, FANCINEMAJAZZ, THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND
All performances start at 20:30hs and tickets can be bought in advance.
Carnival in Malaga is one of the biggest events in Spain thanks to its colourful and multicultural ethnicity. The carnival takes place before the solemn period of Lent and gives the people a good reason to let their hair down and enjoy. Costumed dancers, performers, various characters in masks dominate the scene, and the most awaited performance of these is the ‘murga’ or the street bands. The procession travels from the Esperanza Bridge to La Malagueta beach, and here the customary “burial of the sardine” takes place, which signifies the end of the carnival.
MARCH / APRIL 2017
La tradicional Semana Santa malagueña es reconocida mundialmente como “Fiesta de interés nacional” por el turismo internacional. Las procesiones que tienen lugar durante la Semana Santa nos transportan a los tiempos del reinado de los monarcas católicos. La atmosfera es expectante al pasar las procesiones cargando cada una a su Santo en sus tronos decorados con velas, incienso y ricos mantos exquisitamente bordados en oro y plata. Las figuras encapuchadas de los porteadores custodian y transportan a sus santos en señal de devoción. Miles de visitantes de todas partes del mundo vienen a presenciar este evento cada año.
The night of San Juan or ‘Noche De San Juan’ as it is known locally is the most surreal night of the year. The celebration is held on the beaches along with bonfires, friends, families and food. It is believed that the gods makes themselves visible on this night and the people spend the day building bonfires and in the night jumping over them. It is believed that jumping over a beacon will purify you from all your sins, and you will be cleansed. The night is generally celebrated on 23rd June.
The yearly Malaga city fair (Feria de Málaga) is an exciting affair, and lasts for an entire week. The fair is held to honour the re-conquest of the city by monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand in 1487, and runs from Saturday to Saturday in August in its third week. People gather together in the streets, which are adorned with paper decorations and lanterns, and women wear traditional flamenco dresses and dance. The only concern that the people have is to make merry and dance to the tunes of traditional Andalucian dance which is called as ‘Sevillanas’. Bullfighting in the afternoon is another part of the fair which is highly anticipated.