Semana Santa ( the holy week ) that vies only with the annual summer fairs for the position of the most important event on the Andalusian calendar. The streets in cities, towns and villages will be filled this Sunday with the sound of marching bands, the smell of incense and the sight of penitents in their famous pointed hoods escorting their images of Christ and the Virgin Mary.
Highlights in Malaga include the presence of the famous actor Antonio Banderas.
°°° The Urban Villa °°° wishes you a great eastern week!
The first festival of the year on the 6th of January is the Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day)
Día de los Reyes is a public holiday in Spain. Traditionally, Spanish children’s Christmas gifts are brought by the Kings on the night of the 5th and, beforehand, amid much excitement, their Majesties take part in processions in almost every city, town and village in the country.
We the °°°Urban Villa °°° wish you a happy celebration and a happy new Year 2012!!!
FIESTAS DEL CARMEN ,on the July 16th is the day of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of fishermen, and this festival is particularly lovely. It is celebrated in many coastal towns. The statue of the Virgin is taken in procession to the beach, where gaily decorated boats await her arrival accompanied by a flotilla of "jábegas" (fishing boats).
Brass bands play, crowds cheer, rockets shoot off and fireworks fill the late dusk sky.
In Málaga, for example, the procession takes place not only on July 16, but on the following Sunday.
This wonderful Streat Market located near the bull ring in Nueva Andalucia, is the perfect spot to buy souvenirs, fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, clothes, shoes, local handicrafts, jewelry and much more!
Starting at the top of the Puerto Banus bullring and spreading down towards Puerto Banus port you will find an antique and furniture market in addition to the regular goods.Its always on Saturday from 9:00am - 2:00pm.
Location: Boulevard de La Fama, parking is the best at Centro Plaza mall.
The Partido Popular are the winners of Sunday's local elections in Spain as a whole and in the province of Malaga.
The results mean that the PP have gained 18 seats in the Diputación where the party's provincial leader, Elías Bendodo will become the new president.
Foto from the Sur in English,Josele-Lanza
As millions of People in the UK sit down to watch the royal wedding of William and Kate -April 29- thousands of viewers along the Costa del Sol will be joining them. Decked out in bunting, colourful balloons and Union Jacks, bars, clubs and groups of friends will be glued to their TV sets from 11am (GMT).
SOFT OPENING Nikki Beach, Marbella, Costa del Sol
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
NIKKI BEACH MARBELLA reopens for another sizzling summer. Come and join us for lunch, cocktails or chilling out and experience the ultimate beach club experience. Sample our creative globally-inspired cuisine, refreshing signature cocktails and world-class entertainment while enjoying the magical view over the lapping waves of the glistening Mediterranean. Opening Hours 11am – 8pm.
OPENING PARTY Ocean Club Marbella
Date: April 29,2011
Dresscode strictly white & silver
Dont´t miss it!