Hondarribia is dyed white and red

The main festival of the city is the Boast of September 8

Dress in white and red and enjoy one of the most eye-catching festivals in the Basque Country in Hondarribia. The festivities of this beautiful coastal municipality are celebrated from 7 to 11 September coinciding with the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, September 8, patron saint of the city. The main event of these days is the Alarde of the 8th of September.

The origin of this colorful parade takes place in a vow made to the Virgin of Guadalupe, for her intercession during the resistance, and subsequent victory over the French army at the site that suffered the village in 1638. In this way, this vote is fulfilled annually, in a folkloric staging that comes to commemorate the old foral militias.

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