As the Spanish saying goes "in February, a ray of sunlight then back around the hearth", we are sure that the sun will shine on the weekend that Tafalla
hosts its traditional February Fairs
, which date back to the time of King Charles III in 1419.
Coinciding with the 9th
February, the horses
livestock fair will be held - the source of these festivities and a unique opportunity to see how the traders close their sales.
With this excuse, on the weekend that falls closest to this day the city comes alive with festivities and organises a programme packed with fun and sporting activities
The Plaza de Navarra plays host to the popular craft and agro-food fair
, the Plaza de Cortes has the flower and plant market
, and the Paseo Padre Calatayud holds the numerous stalls
. All of this accompanied by the music that will of course be present, performed by the pipers, txistu players and the municipal band "La Tafallesa", among others.
On Sunday at 2 pm, the star of the show arrives - la Rifa del Cuto Divino
(Raffle of the Divine Pig) - with its over two-century old act, in which a pig is raffled to raise money for the Santo Hospital nursing home.
And for the time spent around the hearth, the bars in Tafalla have the best cure: pinchos and wine from the region to warm the cockles.