Otxomaios of Orduña

Otxomaios of Orduña

Location Urduña/Orduña

3-12 May

Otxomaios is a traditional fiesta celebrated in our lands. As the name points out Ocho, eight in Spanish; Mayo means May- on May 8th the inhabitants celebrate the apparition of Orduña's patron saint; La Virgen de La Antigua.

Local authorities parade towards the Sanctuary of La Antigua to pay tribute to the Virgin together with macebearers and clarinettists. The previous night the "txupinazo" is the official starting signal for Otxomaios.

Activities run until mid May. Sports activities, several contests, cattle fairs, dance and theatre shows, concerts, open-air dances, bullfights, street music bands, popular meals and many events for the little ones are just a few of the programme activities planned to enjoy Otxomaios.

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