Tamborrada
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Tamborrada

The San Sebastian Tamborrada takes place on the 20th of January. It is a major festivity when both young people and adults go out to the streets in order to celebrate. History of Tamborrada We cannot know for certain where the custom of playing the popular tamborrada comes from, but we are confident that it…

Fair of Santo Tomas
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Fair of Santo Tomas

Santo Tomas (Spanish for Saint Thomas) festivity is one of the most important in San Sebastian. Every 21st of December, the people of San Sebastian celebrate this festival and the city streets are filled with stalls where txistorra is sold. But you will not only find txistorra stalls, there are others which sell Talos (corn…

Caldereros
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Caldereros

The Caldereros -Spanish for boilermakers- party originated on the 2nd of February in 1884, a year when the Hungarian carnival group of Caldereros paraded for the first time in San Sebastian. There is some evidence of carnival records in the 19th century, but it was not until the above-mentioned date that tradition was made official…

Iñudes and Artzaiak
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Iñudes and Artzaiak

The “Iñudes and Artzaiak” festival is another typical San Sebastian celebration. It may have a less numerous audience than others like the Tamborrada but we can say it is equally traditional. This festivity takes place the day after the Caldereros festival, and it is entirely carnival-themed. All participants dress up as shepherds, nursemaids, mayors and…