Granada’s Ham and Water Festival

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Spanish people are known all over the world for their love of partying and enjoying themselves to the fullest and they certainly know how to put on a good display when it comes to festivals in Spain.

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Spanish festivals take place in almost every city, towns and village throughout Spain at some point during the year. Some of the best festivals and fiestas in Spain have deep religious and historical meaning to the locals while others are simply meant for partying and having fun.

Granada’s Ham and Water is one of the most interesting festivals in Spain.
Granada’s Ham and Water is one of the most interesting festivals in Spain.

Granada’s Ham and Water is one of the most interesting festivals in Spain. It has some of the best cured ham in Spain as well as one of the best foody festivals you will find in Spain. The ham and pure water from the natural springs of Alpujarras provide two key ingredients for celebrating Saint John the Baptist’s Day.

Water buckets, hose pipes and water guns get blazing at the stroke of midnight. Anyone who crosses the path of water is drenched during a day of almost fanatical water fights.

The night is  celebrated with copious amounts of locally brewed beer and wine as well as large chunks of the finest local ham.