The German Market in San Jose

December 21, 2018

This Saturday afternoon San Jose will hold its Geman Christmas Market, in the main square, starting at 3pm. There will be a free bus from Los Cancajos at 3pm returning at 6pm. That’s rather bad timing because Father Christmas hopes to arrive at 6pm. Apart for that, there’ll be handicrafts, mulled wine (yum!), German food on sale and bouncy castles.


Corpus Christi 2018: San Jose

June 3, 2018

San Jose also has decorative carpets for Corpus Christi, put they’re not created until Saturday night, ready for the Sunday procession. Like Mazo, different groups each do their own carpet. Unlike Mazo, most of the carpets are made with coloured salts. The result looks very different. Like a lot of the local fiestas, it’s all much more atmospheric at night. This year they had live music to entertain the workers….


Fiestas in Breña Baja

Los CancajosThey’ll be having yet another attempt to cremate the octopus in Los Cancajos on Friday 12th, starting at 8pm. This was supposed to happen during Carnival, but it’s been postponed twice due to bad weather. The town hall assures everyone that the octopus won’t have gone smelly, because it’s been frozen during the wait.[This is a joke. I’m sure it isn’t a real octopus.]Anyway, the procession will leave at…

March 9, 2010

Corpus Christi in San Jose

San Jose main street at Corpus Christi Corpus Christi in San Jose isn’t nearly as spectacular as it is in Mazo, but it’s still very nice. Since the whole thing takes out on a flat, tarmaced street, the tradition is to make carpets of coloured salt, with the altars being much more modest. This year, many of the carpets are made from seeds and petals, like in Mazo.This carpet is…

June 14, 2009