The event of the Virgin del Pilar called “Fiestas de la Virgen del Pilar ” is one of the most celebrated festivals in Spain. They take place in Zaragoza from the 6th to 14th of October this year 2018, although the events and celebrations will begin on Friday the 5th with various activities and some concerts.
These celebrations are the regional festival of the city of Zaragoza, and are celebrated every year the week of the 12th of October, ranging from Friday of the previous weekend to Sunday of the following weekend. Every year you can enjoy 10 uninterrupted holidays, although just 9 official days. The celebrations of the Fiestas del Pilar were declared of National Tourist Interest in the year 1980.
According to a group of experts, after investigating and finding in the regional archives of Zaragoza the manuscript: “Memorial of the Ordinary Things to be Done by the Jurors of Zaragoza” written by Martín Español, it has been possible to document that the Fiestas del Pilar are being celebrated next to the religious celebration since the year 1613, reason why in 2018 we can say that it is the 405th anniversary of the Fiestas del Pilar.
For the city of Zaragoza and its citizens, it is a week marked on the calendar. The city is transformed, as also the national holiday takes place on October 12, the Hispanic Day. The weekends before and after, people take some additional vacations at work and attend all the possible events that are celebrated during the week of the Festivals of the Pilar de Zaragoza.
The most important day of the festivities is the 12th of October, the day of the Hispanidad and of the Patron Saint of Zaragoza, La Virgen del Pilar. This day takes place the most multitudinary floral offering of all Spain, the offering of flowers to the Virgen del Pilar, where more than 285,000 people will go in person to offer a bouquet of flowers to Our Lady Of Pilar. Thanks to us, Zaragoza City Council and the Association of Florists of Aragon you can participate in the offering wherever you are reserving a bouquet here, we will take care of everything else.