Celebrations of Vigo

Vigo: Celebrations of Vigo


In January Vigo begins its celebrations as all cities: New Year's Day and the traditional parade of the Three Kings.

In this first week is usually held the Contest and Contest Rondallas Valladares.

In Matamá parish celebrates the feast day of San Mauro (day 15) and the Feast of St. Blaise in Bembrive and the candles in the parish of Castrelos.


In February, Pilgrimage of Candelaria in Castrelos (day 2) and the Pilgrimage of San Blas in Bembrive (day 3).

At this time we celebrate the Carnival. The "Festas do Entroido" (name of Carnival in Galician), are moments every year around the different activities that are scheduled, masked balls, parades contest, etc. People dress up and turns on them, the streets are full day and night of fun and joy. Also every year is celebrated Comparsas Contest Valladares Cultural Center and Dance gives Candeán Piñata.

In March we celebrate the Feast of Working Women in Candeán Neighborhood Association (day 8), the Feast of the Old Neighborhood Association Beade (day 19)

The March 28 is celebrated the Representation of the Reconquista in the old town of Vigo. Constitution Square Remembrance of the battle of Vigo against French troops in 1809.

Holy Week and Easter. Carnival 40 days after the holidays are celebrated primarily religious in nature. Among the many religious events include the triple procession of Holy Thursday, and the Stations of A Night of Mount Guide Good Friday


Day 1 is Labor Day. It also marks the National Contest regueifas (improvised satirical poetry)

2nd Sunday: symbolic dramatization of the arrival of Spring in the Plaza de la Constitution. Spring is represented by a young woman wearing floral and accompanied by women and girls in white. Winter is a nasty old man. May, a young man of straw and gorse. May overcomes the Winter and declares his intention to stay. Spring comes on the scene throwing flowers to those present, thanks to May release with a song and it responds with beautiful words. They get into a box and several girls dance for them with baskets of flowers. After the dance, May and Spring invite the audience to dance.

Last week: Flower festival in Castrelos

It is also the month that marks the Galician Literature Day


With good weather the number of parties is multiplied throughout Vigo:

The month of June begins with the festival of San Sebastian de Fragoselo in Coruxo and Holy Christ of the Afflicted in Valladares in the first week.The 6th Day is celebrated the Muñeira.

Within the first two weeks we celebrate the Feast of the cherry Beade (Plaza of Culture) with sales and tasting cherries considered among the best of Galicia.

On day 10 the procession of Corpus Christi, the 14th the festival of San Antón. And on the second weekend of the festival of San Isidro Labrador in Moledo (Sárdoma) and Neighbor Party at Monte do Vixiador. The second half the feast of St. George in Saians.

The day is celebrated June 23 San Juan: Traditional Bonfires and Midsummer in almost every parish in Vigo. Highlights of Valladares, Castrelos Candeán and Saians. The night of San Juan is one of the most important festivals in Galicia anthropologically. Rooting with pagan customs, we celebrate the arrival of summer with bonfires and all kinds of celebrations around. Many of magical rites associated with this tradition: jump over the fires, herbs de San Juan, washed in dawn springs, etc..

End the month with the holidays "O Visitor" in Poulo 24 and 25. The San Paio of scrubbers on 27 and 28, and finally the San Paio Navia, San Pedro de Sárdoma and party Beade pie.


From 5 to 9 days they celebrate the festival of Consolation in Coia, on 6 and 7 parties in Bembrive Sprat, the 11th San Benito del Monte Small in Candeán and 11 and 13 Santa Eulalia and San Antonio in Alcabre.

The 2nd Sunday, festivities of the Virgen del Carmen in Berbesí. Are said to be the oldest of which are held in Vigo. They are in honor of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of sailors and enjoy great popularity due Vigo Navy tradition. It is advisable to see the naval procession, involving thousands of faithful in many boats. The 3rd week: Feast of the Virgen del Carmen in O Vao

20 and 25, the festival of Santa Cristina de Washers. And the 3rd Sunday Bouzas parties. In more than 200 years old, are at the heart of the pilgrimage Holy Christ of the Afflicted. To this are added the other saints sailors honors as the Virgin of Carmen, San Telmo and San Pedro Pescador. Its culmination is the famous great shot of fireworks, visible from almost all Vigo.

Also on the 3rd Sunday is celebrated on the Feast of Mussel Castrelos Beade Santa Ana, San Cristobal and Santa Ana in Santa Marina in Candeán and Cabral (including the International Folk Festival)

24 and 26: Fiestas de Santiago Apostle Bembrive. 26 and 27: Celebration of Friendship in Saians and 4th weekend: Pilgrimage of the Community Forestry Zamanes. The last week of Christ begin the celebrations of Victory.


In the month of August is the month of the fiesta. It is the month of the festival of Christ of Victoria (starting in late July).The image of Christ was brought by a salt merchant in the seventeenth century, so it is also called "Cristo de la Sal". After the Reconquest of Vigo in 1809, put the population being under his protection, he went on to call Christ of Victoria. His procession is bringing together the most loyal and devoted, the most traditional of the city. Begins the "Semana Grande de Vigo"

The first week, Pilgrimage of San Lorenzo in Coruxo, the block party in Mount Beade, the festival of San Salvador in Teis, that of Our Lady of the Snows at Mount A Guide, the feast of Our Lady of A Guide , of the Neighborhood Association and the pilgrimage of Matamá Chincho pickled Association of San Paio neighbors.

The second week we celebrate the feast of Monte neighborhood, the Neighborhood Association Valladares, the feast of the Sardine in Teis and "Music Revoltallo Emerxente" the Monte dos Pozos (Emerging Music Festival)

15 and 16 are the festival of San Roque. One of the most popular and traditional Pilgrimages of Vigo. Mass is held in veneration of the saint in the chapel of his name, and then hold a popular pilgrimage in the yard of a country house in ruins. The party noted for its gastronomic appeal, animation, amusement rides and the traditional fireworks

Days 18 to 24: Procession of the Virgen del Alba Valladares and 3rd Sunday: Fiesta del Pulpo in Valladares

The month ends with the feast of St. Campio in Valladares, the feast of the Rosary in scrubbers and Cornbread Party (millet bread) in Cabral.Gastronomic festival described as "tourist" by the Galician Government. The impressive range of cuisine that can be enjoyed at this event, is accompanied by a fun display of curiosities of the field: giant pumpkins, ears of colors, giant sunflowers, etc.. Mount Becerreira (Cotogrande) Parish Cabral. Picnic on sardines and grilled cornbread. Sale of corn bread and pies.


The first weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Tortilla in Cabral, the festival of San Andres Rosario Comesaña, Our Lady of the Afflicted in Zamans and Pilgrimage in Mount Vixiador Candeán.

The second weekend we celebrate the Feast of Pexegos (a type of peach) in Candeán and the Procession of the Virgin of the Linares Canido.

The 3rd Sunday: Procession of Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Cibrán Cabral - I Ramaios in Bembrive.

The last weekend: Feast of San Miguel de Oia in Bouzas.


Partner Party party Beade and calluses on Beade


Fiestas de San Martín in Coia (2nd week) and Virgin Health - Missionary Brothers of Teis (3rd Sunday)

During this month there are numerous "magostos" in many of the parishes of Vigo. Around the fire roasted chestnuts and wine share.The days are typical for this All Saints (day 1) and San Martino (day 11). Latter date coincides with the traditional pig slaughter in Galicia


This month is starring the beloved holidays. They combine the intimate family gathering on Christmas Eve and Christmas, with the many festivals and nightlife of San Silvestre night for New Years Eve