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Festivals

The magic which envelops every part of the Ribeira Sacra is most clearly represented in the variety of festivals celebrated in its different municipalities.

There are festivals celebrating fire, Carnival and traditional trades and exalting wine and cuisine. Also very important, of course, are pilgrimages: festivals which began as religious and commercial celebrations and which are now excellent excuses to come together and enjoy food, conversation and wine.

Some of these celebrations have been declared Galician Festivals of Tourist Interest, such as the Feria do Viño de Amandi (Amandi Wine Fair) in Sober or the Folión de Carros(Cart Festival) in Chantada: a celebration dating back to the Middle Ages which represents the agricultural trades and work carried out in the area. The Festa das Fachas de Castelo (Castelo Torch Burning Festival) in Taboada has also been awarded this title, seeing locals and visitors build a large torch made of straw before its flames light up the night.

Below, we have compiled a list of the main festivals celebrated in the different municipalities of the Ribeira Sacra.

A Teixeira

Fiesta del Vino Nuevo (New Wine Festival), November

A Pobra do Brollón

Feria del vino de Vilachá (Vilachá Wine Festival), 1st weekend of May
Oso Salcedo (Salcedo Bear), Carnival Monday

Carballedo

Fiesta de la carne ao caldeiro (Stewed Beef Festival), 2nd Sunday of April.

Chantada

Entroido Ribeirao(Ribeiran Carnival)
Feria del vino de Chantada (Chantada Wine Fair), 2nd weekend of March
Fiesta de la empanada de Chantada (Chantada Pie Festival), last Tuesday of the Patron Saint festivals, beginning on 4th week of August
Folión de carros (Cart Festival), 4th Saturday of August. Festival of Tourist Interest
Mount Faro pilgrimage, 15 August and 8 September
San Lucas pilgrimage. 18 October

Fairs on 5th and 21st of each month.

Castro Caldelas

Fachós de Castro Caldelas,19 de enero

Ferreira de Pantón

Feria del vino de Pantón (Pantón Wine Fair), 1st Sunday of June
Augas Santas pilgrimage

Montederramo

Fiestas de la Asunción (Assumption of Mary Festival), 14, 15 and 16 August.

Fiesta de la carne (Meat Festival), 12 October

Monforte de Lemos

San Mateo pilgrimage, 21 September

Nogueira de Ramuín

Magosto de San Martiño (San Martiño Chestnut Festival), 11 November

O Saviñao

Carnaval Ribeirao (Ribeiran Carnival)

Diomondi pilgrimage

Parada de Sil

San Ramón, 31 October

Magosto de San Martiño en Sacardebois, 12 de noviembre

San Benito pilgrimage

Paradela

Fiesta de la Ternera Gallega (Galician Beef Festival), 15 May

Pobra de Brollón

Salcedo Carnival

Portomarín

Fiesta del aguardiente (Liquor Festival), 1st Sunday of Easter

Domingos folclóricos (Folklore Sundays), mid-August

Fiesta de la angula (Eel Festival), 6 September

Quiroga

Feria del Vino (Wine Fair), Easter Sunday

Olive Oil Fair, between February and March

Honey Fair, 10 August

Ribas do Sil

Fiesta de la cereza y del aceite (Cherry and Olive Oil Festival), 2nd Sunday of June.

San Clodio pilgrimage, 30 and 31 October

Sober

Feria del vino de Amandi (Amandi Wine Fair), Palm Sunday

Cadeiras pilgrimage

Fiesta de la Rosca (Rosca Cake Festival), 12 August

Taboada

Fiesta del caldo de huesos (Bone Broth Festival), Carnival Sunday.

Fiesta de las Fachas de Castelo(Castelo Torch Burning Festival), 7 September

Xunqueira de Espadañedo

Felos de Pardeconde, Carnaval (Pardeconde Mask Festival, Carnival)

Sábado Longo (Long Saturday), Easter Week.

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