Fiestas Populares

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During the first week of August the Popular Celebrations of Albolote are celebrated, which are the most important celebrations of the town. Due to its size, they have become one of the most excellent of the metropolitan area of Granada. They are celebrated in honour of the Santísimo Cristo de la Salud, patron of Albolote. They start on Thursday morning with announcing rocket firings and the classic morning call in charge of a band of bugles and drums. Since then and until Sunday morning there is a wide program of celebrations of all type. Games and contests, cucañas, races of sacks and bands, sport competitions and cultural acts. On Saturday at noon a romería to the cortijo of Cartuja is celebrated, and on Sunday evening the carving of the Cristo de la Salud is taken out in procession. Every night there is popular night party and fireworks, which culminate on the Sunday with a fantastic final fireworks spectacle.

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