The squares of the old quarter are filled with activities, many intended specifically for children, together known as San Froilanciño. In the evenings, they host free concerts by the best performers on the Spanish music scene. One of the most important days is the second Sunday of the festival, known as O Domingo das Mozas. It is devoted to the celebration of traditional costumes and Galician folklore.
Parades of cabezudos (giant-headed papier-mâché figures), brass bands, markets, and magic and juggling shows fill the days of the festival, which ends with a medieval fair in the cathedral square and area around the Roman walls, and a great fireworks show.

Highlight: Sampling pulpo á feira (octopus and potatoes dressed with olive oil and paprika).'> The squares of the old quarter are filled with activities, many intended specifically for children, together known as San Froilanciño. In the evenings, they host free concerts by the best performers on the Spanish music scene. One of the most important days is the second Sunday of the festival, known as O Domingo das Mozas. It is devoted to the celebration of traditional costumes and Galician folklore.
Parades of cabezudos (giant-headed papier-mâché figures), brass bands, markets, and magic and juggling shows fill the days of the festival, which ends with a medieval fair in the cathedral square and area around the Roman walls, and a great fireworks show.

Highlight: Sampling pulpo á feira (octopus and potatoes dressed with olive oil and paprika).' /> The squares of the old quarter are filled with activities, many intended specifically for children, together known as San Froilanciño. In the evenings, they host free concerts by the best performers on the Spanish music scene. One of the most important days is the second Sunday of the festival, known as O Domingo das Mozas. It is devoted to the celebration of traditional costumes and Galician folklore.
Parades of cabezudos (giant-headed papier-mâché figures), brass bands, markets, and magic and juggling shows fill the days of the festival, which ends with a medieval fair in the cathedral square and area around the Roman walls, and a great fireworks show.

Highlight: Sampling pulpo á feira (octopus and potatoes dressed with olive oil and paprika).' /> FESTIVALS OF NATIONAL TOURIST INTEREST FESTAS DE SAN FROILÁN IN LUGO LUGO - GALICIA

FESTAS DE SAN FROILÁN

Tourist Interest
On the Way of St. James
Dates of celebration: 04/10 - 04/10
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Festivities Tourist Interest Festivals of National Tourist Interest

Location

Street: LUGO

27270  Lugo - Lugo

Coordinates:
43º 00' 19.9" N - 7º 33' 38.0" W

Description

One unusual feature of the Festival of St. Froilan, which has been held since 1754, is how much interest it attracts throughout the rest of Galicia. In fact, during the two weekends of the festival, Lugo becomes Galicia's epicentre of social life. It is considered the quintessential Galician autumn festival. At the fairground, the octopus stalls are the most popular attraction. Numerous activities for children and the market round out the festival, which attracts more and more interest with each passing year, bringing in hundreds of thousands of visitors.<br />
The squares of the old quarter are filled with activities, many intended specifically for children, together known as San Froilanciño. In the evenings, they host free concerts by the best performers on the Spanish music scene. One of the most important days is the second Sunday of the festival, known as O Domingo das Mozas. It is devoted to the celebration of traditional costumes and Galician folklore.<br />
Parades of <em>cabezudos</em> (giant-headed papier-mâché figures), brass bands, markets, and magic and juggling shows fill the days of the festival, which ends with a medieval fair in the cathedral square and area around the Roman walls, and a great fireworks show.<br /><br />
<strong>Highlight:</strong>  Sampling <em>pulpo á feira</em> (octopus and potatoes dressed with olive oil and paprika).

The Ways of St. James

The Primitive Camino

Further features

Religious
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