Fiesta el Pilar (October 12)
October 12... the focal point of two holidays.
October 12 is a national holiday in Spain, honoring Colon (aka Columbus).
But also, that date is the major fiesta honoring the Virgin Pilar, the patron saint of Zaragoza.
Add the two together and you have all the right ingredients for a party. One solid week of historical rememberences, homage to the Virgin, concerts, street performers, general partying!!
The main event is the local people paying homage to the Virgin by bringing flowers, fruit, etc and eventually making a mountain of blessings!
In spanish, Pilar
to see more photos, visit my Pilar travelogue