Day of the “Blusa”


Día del Blusa y la Neska

This festival, name after the “blusa” or “smock” worn by the young men on festive occasions, is held on July 25th and is also known as “garlic day”.

The garlic stalls are set out along the entire length of the street called San Francisco.

The morning festivities begin with the long-held tradition of buying a string of garlic, which people wear around their necks on the way home.

Garlic day is a kind of prelude to the festivals of the Patron Saint of the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the festival of the Virgen Blanca (White Virgin), held on August 4-9.