Galicia’s Most Amazing Festivals

Fiesta de Santiago Apóstol

Held in the city of Santiago de Compostela, the festival celebrates San Santiago, also known as St James in English, the patron saint of the city of Santiago de Compostela, of Galicia and also of the whole of Spain. Taking place during the second fortnight of July, it features many cultural events such as music, dancing and singing, as well as huge firework displays. The main days are the 24th and 25th of July. On the 24th, the main pyrotechnic display takes place, while on the 25th there is a mass at the cathedral of Santiago to celebrate Galicia Day.