The Major Festivities of Lleida
The most anticipated month for all Lleidans arrives, a month full of parties in which the whole city goes out to enjoy an intense month of May where the festive and cultural offer is defined in variety and quality. The Major Festivities are celebrated from 9 to May 13 in honor of San Anastasio and both shops and the hospitality sector (restaurants, hotels and apartments in Lleida) are already prepared to receive visitors who come to enjoy the countless popular activities that take place throughout the city.
El Fireworks castle next to the Segre River is the protagonist of starting the Major Festivities, where then reappear the mythical figures representing the city, as the oldest pair of giants in Catalonia, Marc Antoni and Cleopatra; the dragon of the city, the Marraco; the floral offering to the patron and the battle of the flowers, which are one of the most outstanding acts; and music, which is the key element of the parties and, last year, it obtained the prestigious ARC award for best music programming of the Catalan festival.
The visits to the monumental and cultural heritage are also part of the festival program and have activities for all ages and all audiences. In addition, they will have countless sports competitions so that both Lleida and tourists can take advantage of these days and participate in these parties.
The large number of tourists that the city receives these days makes hotels and Lleida apartments prepare your accommodation offer with special attention. The location and price are the 2 factors that most influence the decision, but also extra services such as WiFi or Parking to complete the stay. The Real Lleida Apartments are a great option for their complete equipment and location (in the center and next to the train station), in addition to offering all kinds of comforts so you can rest and continue with strength to face the rest of the days. They have capacity for up to 5 people and some of their rooms have a balcony and terrace. Other services available to the client are parking, free WiFi and gym, so they are ideal apartments to go with family, couple or friends.
Then we leave the party program Lleida with the acts that will be performed from 9 to May 13:
Wednesday May 9
At 17: 00h. monologues and dances in the multipurpose hall of the Llotja, then, in the Paeria square the fires and parades will take place.
Event: Thursday May 10st
At 18: 00h. in the Sant Joan square different physical activities will be carried out, at 18: 45h. In the Plaza Paeria there will be a concert by the Municipal Band of Lleida and, at 20h. in the plenary hall the official proclamation of the Fiesta Mayor will take place and, at 22h. The fireworks castle next to the Segre river will start the festivities.
Friday May 11
From the 8 in the morning different parades will be held in different parts of the city. At 12: 00h. it will be the procession in honor of San Anastasio that will leave from the Nova Cathedral and, later, to the 12: 45h will be celebrated the offering of flowers, one of the most spectacular acts of these days, together with the battle of flowers that will take place to the 19h. in the Enric Granados Auditorium. Once these acts are over there will be concerts.
Saturday May 12
From tomorrow's 11 you will be able to see the art market and the international painting and drawing fair, as well as dances, fireworks throughout the city and concerts until the 5 in the morning of May 13 day that will end the festivities.
The mayor of Lleida, Àngel Ros i Domingo, invites everyone to take to the streets and enjoy together a party that is the essence and pride of Lleida and affirms that “the Fiesta Mayor has to be a source of inspiration for social harmony, of understanding and mutual affection in front of the different visions and feelings that have been experienced these months and the path that must be followed ”.
What are you waiting for to book your hotel or apartment in Lleida and discover these unique parties?