Festival of The White Virgin Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain Fiestas de la Viergen Blanca
by Andre Mari Zuriaren Jaiak
Festival of The White Virgin Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain
In Vitoria-Gasteiz,the capital city of the Basque Country,is held the festival in honour to the White Virgin, the patron saint.
It starts the 4th of August with the main character, Celedón, coming down at 6pm from the highest tower of the city, San Miguel, to the White Virgin´s square where thousands of people are waiting for him to start the festival for hours.
It finishes the 10th of August at 1am.
During these days you can enjoy street performances as well as artists, for the older and for the kids. The main characteristic are the typical groups of people which walk all over the city centre twice a day showing the great and friendly atmosphere of these days.
Everybody gets dressed with the typical costumes and for a few days it is called the city without law. Evereyboy losses their shame and nobody cares about what the others do.
There are held many free concerts and lots of fun are assured!