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Events in Spain and Latin America, April 2016

From the beginning of the Leatherback turtle nesting season in Costa Rica, to the glamorous Seville's April Fair, here is a round up of the most important festivals in Spain and Latin America this month.

Turtle Nesting Season, Tortuguero

April to November

The Leatherback turtle nesting season begins. This is the opportunity to see these giants laying their eggs on a guided night tour.

Burial of the Sardine, Murcia

April 1 to 3

This 19th century festivity closes the Carnival celebration with a traditional parade and a firework display.

Reconquista Festival, Vigo

April 2 to 3

Celebrating the reconquest of Vigo after Napoleon's army invaded it. Today, the Old Town is transformed into a huge 19th century outdoor market and street theatre.

Period Cars Rally, Barcelona

April 2 to 3

This classic car rally from Barcelona to Sitges is one of the oldest and best-know rallies of its type.

Grape Harvest, Casablanca

April 4 to 6

A collection of wineries organises the wine harvest along with local culinary delicacies and barefoot grape crushing.

Zamba Argentina Day

April 7

Every year, Argentina celebrates its folk dance commonly known as 'La 7 de Abril' on the 7th of April.

Juan Santamaria Day, Alajuela

April 11

Costa Rica pays tribute to its mot notable war hero. To see a healthy dose of Tico patriotism, Alajuela is the place to be.

Feria de Abril, Seville

April 12 to 17

This lively and festive fair is one of Seville's most important event. People wear typical Andalusian dress and dance in the streets...

BAFICI, Buenos Aires

April 13 to 24

Buenos Aires welcome its eighteenth Independent Film Festival, considered one of the world's most prominent.

Paso Horse Festival, Lima

April 15 to 20

Organised near Lima's Pachacamac site, this famous horse tournament also features a Marinera dance competition.

Wine Tasting, Cordoba

April 20 to 24

Home of the well-known wines from the Montilla-Moriles D.O., over 20 bodegas gather in Cordoba to join the event.

Moors & Christians Festival,  Alcoy

April 21 to 24

Full of sparkle and fantasy, Alcoy is decked out in the style of the Middle Ages to celebrate his ancestral battle.

Battle of Tapi, Riobamba

April 24 to 27

This Ecuadorian town commemorate the famous battle with agricultural fairs, street performances and special markets.

Priorat Wine Fair, Falset

April 30 to May 2

This Catalonian wine festival showcase the two wine appellations of Priorate County with professional tasting.

Horse Fair, Jerez de la Frontera

April 30 to May 7

This horse event not only offers all kinds of horse-related activities, but also street shows, music, as well as food and drinks! *Please note that this list only includes some of the most important events in Spain and Latin America, it is by no means exhaustive at all. Dates might also be subject to change without notice, so always check twice when booking a trip to attend these festivals.

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Events in April 2016

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