October 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

October 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

San Sebastián feels like autumn. It is the time for chestnuts and hot tea, fluffy coats and umbrellas, falling leaves and thunderstorms. For the last few weeks, the climate has been setting up the mood for a quiet end to the year. Mind you, we still have three more months...

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San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

San Sebastián’s Big Week 2017: Join the Basque fiestas!

If you’ve done your Basque research, then you probably know that San Sebastián’s most important tradition is Donostia Eguna (San Sebastián Day) on January 20th. But that’s not the only day of celebration in our city. Month after month, there are different events bringing joy to our streets — but...

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Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

Summer 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

June is a month that anticipates summer vacations in Spain. It is a season of warmth, sun, and blossoming — and brings a few festivals and events with it just around the corner. Popular festivities in San Sebastián are the locals’ way of celebrating their identity and forgetting about troubles...

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April 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

April 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

After a month of marathons, locals in San Sebastián can finally stop training for races and take it easy. Thankfully, April brings lots of events to satisfy other interests, from shopping to arts and culture, and more. Here’s what’s happening in San Sebastián in April. Moonshine Fair Date: March 31, April...

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Dances and dead sardines: The weird, wonderful ways locals celebrate Carnival in San Sebastián

Dances and dead sardines: The weird, wonderful ways locals celebrate Carnival in San Sebastián

February is a joyful time in San Sebastián despite the tedious winter wind and rain. It is the month when we promote our identity and go wild with Carnival, which is widely celebrated all over the country. In the city of San Sebastián, it’s not just one, but multiple big events...

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January 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

January 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

2016 was a blast for the city of San Sebastián-Donostia, which was declared the year’s European Capital of Culture 2016 along with the magical Polish city of Wrocław. Driven by the community spirit of a nation that wants to open to the world, the Basque Country, or more specifically San...

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All about Basque Christmas traditions

All about Basque Christmas traditions

If you’re familiar with Basque culture, then you probably already know our traditions have pagan roots. In fact, we Basques feel very attached to our pagan heritage, even if we also commit to religious festivities like Christmas. That’s why, during the Christmas season, there is a mix of traditional Basque celebrations as well as more...

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Film buffs gather for the 2016 San Sebastián International Film Festival

Film buffs gather for the 2016 San Sebastián International Film Festival

San Sebastián (or Donostia, as we call it locally) has recently become an acclaimed destination for food lovers; it is what we donostiarras (and Basques in general) are mostly known for, the food. But San Sebastián is not just the epicentre of Basque gastronomy, it is also a city of...

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