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As with many other Spanish cities many of the annual festivals are rooted in the region’s religious culture. This is especially true with Burgos, which has many festivals, or “fiestas” that back to the Middle Ages. These vary from highly sacred affairs that are very spiritual and solemn, to others that are today much more secular and can be quite festive, with much levity and celebration.
The most important sacred time of the year is Easter Week and this includes numerous, yet very colorful processions through the town. These pass the various churches and important city buildings, with the Good Friday procession being the most solemn and largest held during the week.
This weekend is also marked by the Corpus Christi, that is also a celebration of the victory against the Moors during the Middle Ages, and includes the “Fiesta de San Juan del Monte” in the Miranda del Ebro church.
There are also the June festivals throughout the month, which include folklore, art festivals and bullfights, along with nightly performances and plenty of tasty local dishes.The August Espinosa de los Monteros is no longer a sacred event, but still has historic significance. This ritual dates back to pre-Roman times and includes a war dance in honor of pagan gods.