Mora Fiesta de Olivo

Type of Event Festival, Fair, Exhibition, Show
Location Mora de Toledo Town Hall
Plaza de la ConstituciĆ³n
Mora, TO, 45400
Spain
34 925 300 025
Website Website
Reference
First Year of Event 1957
Frequency Annual
The town of Mora, proud owner of some of Spain's richest olive groves, dedicates the last weekend in April to its Fiesta de Olivo (Olive Festival).

During the first day there are competitions and games, olive markets and tastings and the fiesta takes on a carnival atmosphere, with the crowning of the festival queen and the lighting of an olive branch.

On the second day a mass is celebrated and the fruits of the olive tree are blessed. The festival queen is welcomed during a parade of decorated carriages and horses, which is followed by bull running in the evening. If you disagree with this activity, then there is plenty of live music and folk dancing to keep you entertained instead.

The last day is dedicated to both local and Andalusian music and dance. There is even an olive stone-throwing competition and, in the usual Spanish style, the parties continue late into the night.

Date(s) Apr 25, 2009 - Apr 27, 2009
Apr 23, 2010 - Apr 25, 2010
Apr 30, 2011 - May 02, 2011
Apr 28, 2012 - Apr 30, 2012
Apr 27, 2013 - Apr 29, 2013
Apr 26, 2014 - Apr 28, 2014