Festivals

GORLIZ FESTIVITIES

Entertainment and tradition

The entire town, summer dwellers and visitors dive head first into the celebrations which include: gastronomic competitions, traditional dances, and concerts to live the festivities 24 hours a day.

The festivities are an excellent opportunity to learn about Basque culture and traditions. No doubt you will find out what a ‘Gau Pasa’ is. And then, why not learn to dance a Jota?

February

CARNIVAL

The traditional Joaldunak, typical Navarrese characters with their large cowbells on their backs to wake nature up and ward off evil spirits.

May

DANTZARI TXIKI DAY

The entire town goes into the street to enjoy the different Basque dances, danced to the music of traditional instruments like the ‘txistu’ and ‘tamboril’ in a display of dances and music parades with a festive atmosphere always finished off with a good ‘pintxo’ and wine

July

SANTIAGO FESTIVAL

One of the most lively moments of summer. There is a very popular open air cooking competition. Participants cook cod carefully in the streets of Gorliz to win the prize for the best cod.  There are rural and artisanal fairs as well, which are also very popular.

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August

ANDRA MARI FESTIVAL

Like every big festival, it starts with the txupinazo, a rocket that announces the beginning of a festival three or four days long. You will see traditional Basque dances and traditional sport exhibitions such as stone lifting or trunk cutting. There is also a very popular paella competition which has become a must of the festival. In the evening local and regional bands play live music to end the day in the best way possible.

August

UREZARANTZA FAO FESTIVAL

The third weekend of August. children and adults have fun together taking part in games and gastronomic competitions. There are two of these, an omelette competition and the traditional “Sukalki” competition, a typical Basque beef stew very loved by the locals.

December

SAINT MARY OF THE PUREST CONCEPTION FESTIVAL

Once again, a gastronomic competition is the big attraction of the festival. In this cooking competition, people prepare snails with “bizkaina” sauce, a typical meal very common in winter season. During the festival, there is also a Christmas market, games and music that make it unforgettable.

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