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CULTURE AND PARTIES

SAN BLAS

The festival of San Blas begins on February 2 at night, with the traditional 'velá' and a large bonfire in which old furniture and appliances are burned by the neighbors themselves. During the days prior to the celebration, the montanchegos elaborate typical sweets such as escaldones, fried threads and honey nuagados.

Already on February 3 in the morning, the women of the town are adorned with the traditional refajo, they place a decorated board on the head and they walk dancing the 'Ramo de San Blas', accompanied, to the rhythm of the music, by all the neighbors of the town.


CARNIVALS

The VanderLinde Foundation, the different clubs of friends of the municipality of Cáceres, the City Council and the visitors of this celebration join efforts to bring back an ancestral and unique Carnival.

The protagonist of the Montanchego carnival is, without a doubt, the Jurramacho. The essence of the Jurramacho lies in an attempt to avoid being recognized by neighbors and visitors. The disguise is made with clothes in disuse, combining clothes and various accessories such as the traditional mask made with the fabric used to wrap their precious hams.

The Jurramacho costume is very striking: old and disused clothes are worn, and they are combined without order or concert.

During the whole carnival there is an uninterrupted party atmosphere in Montánchez, both on the street and in the local entertainment venues. So important is the carnival here, that not even the Francoist ban succeeded in suppressing this joyful party.


GASTRONOMIC DAYS OF THE IBERIAN PIG

Party in which the gastronomic products of the area charge the maximum prominence. The Iberian ham and the rest of the products of the Iberian pig become the axis of the days; without missing the cheeses, wines, oils and sweets of the region. The main activities are held in a large tent located in the Plaza de España of the town, where visitors and neighbors taste all these high quality products.


ENCOUNTERS IN MONTÁNCHEZ, DIALOGUE OF CULTURES

Without a doubt, it is the quintessential cultural festival in Montánchez. This adventure emerged in 2005 with the aim of creating a meeting point between different cultures. Through dance, music or gastronomy we can get closer to other worlds. There are innumerable figures that year after year have visited Montánchez during their already famous Encuentros. Currently, we can talk about a consolidated festival that attracts visitors from all over the country.


ROMERÍA DEL SALOR

On the second Sunday in May, Montanchegos attend the Romería del Salor, located in the municipality of Torrequemada. The ancestral objective of this pilgrimage was to ask for water from the virgin who lives in this Mudéjar hermitage of the 12th century. Since a few years ago, the celebration continues on a municipal property known as the Pocito de las Heras.


SAN CRISTÓBAL

In July this festival is celebrated in which the patron saint of the drivers is worshiped: San Cristóbal (his onomastics is celebrated on July 10). On Sunday morning there is a curious procession of vehicles that run through the streets of the town and are blessed. In addition, that weekend the bulls are celebrated in the traditional style of Montánchez, festivals and other festive activities.


PATRON HOLIDAYS IN HONOR TO OUR LADY OF THE CONSOLATION OF THE CASTLE

The Patron Saint Festivities in Honor of Our Lady of the Consolation of the Castle begin 11 days before the second Sunday of September, with the Descent of the Virgin from the Shrine of the castle to the parish church.

These festivities are the most important in the town, because they are made in honor of the patron saint of the town.

Contests, sports tournaments, workshops and children's games, festivals, etc. In short, a few days full of activities and festive atmosphere.

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