Casa in Calle Cortijuelos

Casa Margaretha

Fiestas and ferias in Rute and Iznájar



January 1st

Ano Nuevo – New Year

January 6th

Three Kings. Large parade in big cities and presents given to loved ones (equivalent to our Chistmas).

February 1st

La fiesta de La Candelaria


Carnival – El Carnaval. Celebrated in towns and on a larger scale in major cities with big parades and people dressed in a masquerade manner.

February 28th

Día de Andalucía

April 2nd -8th

Semana Santa – Holy Week. Numerous processions are held in Iznájar and Rute. Iznájar is unique in the representation of The Passion of Christ, also known as El Paso in which over 100 locals take part, visitors come from far to watch this play.

April 25th

San Marcos , when family and friends meet in the hills around Iznájar lake and beach to have lunch, sing and play traditional games.

May 1st

Día del Trabajo – Labour Day!

May 2nd Sunday

In Rute ‘Feria de la Virgen de la Cabeza. Very lively and exciting!

May 3rd

Cruces de Mayo. Religious custom to make crosses out of flowers.

May 12th

In Rute ‘Procesion del Flores'. Young girls dressed in their traditional Spanish costumes bring flowers to the church.

May 13th

Procession ‘Virgen de la Cabeza' in Rute. This procession will pass Casa Margaretha in Calle Cortijuelos!

May 27th

Whitsun. Only Sundays' off!

June 3rd week

Feria Chica in Iznájar. Originally a live stock fair which now has become a funfair to celebrate the beginning of summer with free paella for everyone.

August 11th -15th

Ascension of Holy Mary. ‘Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen', patron of Rute

August 24th -28th

Feria Real in Rute. Very lively & exciting feria that will last for three days, large fun fair in the town.

September 7th -11th

Largest festival of the year in Iznájar in honour of the village patron saint ‘Virgen de la Piedad' (Lady of Piety)!

October 12th

Día de la Hispanidad! The day to remember Columbus discovering America (1492) !

November 1st

Todos los Santos – All Saints Day

December 6th

Día de la Constitución

December 8th

Inmaculada Concepción

December 25th

Navidad – Christmas. Traditional carols are sung by bands or pandillas on the streets of the little villages. On December 25 th Midnight Mass will be celebrated in cities, villages and towns.