Fiestas in Aspe
The Spanish love to party and they know how to do it well, so there are a lot of Fiestas in Aspe. You can be a part of all the local festivals and celebrations while in the city. The most important one is La Virgen De Las Nieves and is celebrated with great zeal by the masses.
Fiesta de la Virgen de las Nieves
It is the Major Festival of Aspe and is celebrated the even years from the 3 of August. The odd years they celebrated in the neighboring town of Hondón de las Nieves, that was a hamlet of Aspe until the year 1839, reason for which they shares the Patron.
The pilgrimage of August 3 brings the statue of the Virgin of Hondon de las Nieves to Aspe. The biggest festival takes place on August 5, the feast of the Virgen de las Nieves. After about twenty days of the Virgin residence in the parish church of Nuestra Señora del Socorro, the return on his usual pilgrimage chapel of Hondón de las Nieves performed.
Moros y Cristianos
In 1978 the festival of Moors and Christians was introduced in the calendar of the major festivals of Aspe. It is celebrated every year around the second week of August. The crowds are numerous and live the party in barracks in the street, with acts like the “entrances” Moor and Christian, the Lard, the embassy or the retreat. The so-called “half party” is celebrated on a weekend in January or February.
La Jira o El Último Jueves
This festival is one of the most endearing of Aspe, since it has been celebrated for more than a hundred years. It takes place the Thursday before Ash Wednesday. It coincides on Thursday Fat or Thursday Lardero from other locations. On the day of Last Thursday many gangs, called Jiras, go out to the street, parading through the town with group costumes and playing in the square or in the park a song with original lyrics. Then they leave for the country houses where they spend the day.
Fiesta de la calle “La Cruz”
It is celebrated the first weekend after May 1st and is one of the oldest festivals of Aspe. There are parades, cucañas, fireworks, parades of “arches”, tasting of “beans boiled” with wine, reeds or blessing of the four winds by the parish priest.