The festivals (fiestas) of Lugo
The province of Lugo has a number of festivities that occur throughout the year, but in comparison with the other provinces their numbers are low. This is in part because Lugo has fewer pilgrimage sanctuaries than the other provinces, but also because there a less connections (and documented visits) from saints.
Most of the festivals that do occur and are likely to be of the greatest interest to a tourist, take place in the mid to late summer period between July and August.
All the religious fiestas and processions that are celebrated in A Coruna, Pontevedra and Ourense are also enthusiastically supported in Lugo. Examples of these are Easter and Corpus Christi.
A few of Lugo's festivals
This list will be updated once we have more information.
Fiesta de San Froilan
- This festival takes place during the first two weeks of October and attracts visitors from the surrounding region and beyond. It includes market stalls, traditional Galician products, as well as culinary events (the eating of octopus and partridge) and is centered around preparations for the approaching winter months. Within this period is the celebration of "Domingo das Mozas" (a Sunday event).
Ofrenda do Reino de Galicia o Santisimo Sacramento
- This festival includes traditional Galician bagpipers and has the involvement of the cities of Tui, Mondonedo, Betanzos, A Coruna, Lugo, Ourense and Santiago de Compostela, all of whom we part of the original ancient kingdom of Galicia.
- As elsewhere in the Christian world, Corpus Christi is celebrated with vigour in Lugo.
- The main fiesta for this saint is in the town Sarria.
Santa Maria (advocation of the Virgin)
- Celebrated in most of the towns and villages in the province.
See the Lugo Resources page for a link to further information about Lugo festivals.