Winter in Padrón

Torneo de Chave

“Llave” Christmas Tournament

Sports event

Saturday after beginning of Christmas school holidays

10:00h

Paseo do Espolón/ Pavillón do Souto (pavilion)

GPS: Paseo do Espolón 42.738550, -8.661726
Pavillón do Souto 42.735293, -8.660624

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Tournament featuring one of the area’s best-known and most popular traditional games (“llave” throwing game). Individual or pairs competition.

+ INFO: Sports Department, tel. 664076974 deportes@padron.gal, deportespadron@yahoo.es

Nadal

Christmas in Padrón

Cultural programme

Varies according to programmed activity

Varies according to programmed activity

Padrón

GPS: 42.738347, -8.660527

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A range of activities such as workshops, children’s party, musical performances, puppets, magic… for children and families during the Christmas holidays.

+ INFO: cultura@padron.gal

Traslatio

“Translatio” of the Apostle James

Commemorative event

December 30

19.00 h

Parish Church of Santiago de Padrón, Padrón

GPS: 42.751023, -8.677278

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A liturgical act commemorating the arrival of the Apostle James’ remains in Iria Flavia from Palestine. The mayor invokes the Apostle James on behalf of Padrón.

+ INFO: Parish Church of Santiago de Padrón

Cabalgata Reis

Three Wise Men Parade

Cultural event, religious festivity

January 5

From 17:00 h. onwards

Padrón

GPS: 42.751023, -8.677278

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A parade around Padrón’s old town that features floats with the Three Wise Men, starting from A Matanza (Picusa factory).

The parade visits the Living Crib in the Parish Church of Santiago de Padrón and goes along several streets until it reaches the place called Campo do Souto, which features the Three Wise Men’s box where they receive all the children and give them a gift.

+ INFO: cultura@padron.gal

Entroido

Carnival in Padrón. Piñata Saturday

Cultural event, competition

Saturday after Carnival Saturday

From 17.00h. onwards

Padrón

GPS: 42.738347, -8.660527

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The main day of the Carnival celebrations in Padrón. A large parade and fancy dress competition, featuring floats and bands, whose quality and participants are increasing year after year. There are 6 categories of participants: single child, single adult, couple, groups of up to 20, groups of more than 20 and a local group of more than 10 members. More than €4,000 in prize money is awarded.

+ INFO: cultura@padron.gal

Premios Cela

Story Contest – Camilo José Cela Literary Prize

Literary competition

Presentation of stories from the month of February to July 15

Presentation of stories from the month of February to July 15

Padrón

GPS: 42.738347, -8.660527

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Galician- or Spanish-language story contest; the stories (from 12 to 25 pages) must be original, unpublished and not previously the winner of any other type of award. There is €1,500 in prize money (an income tax deduction applies).

+ INFO: cultura@padron.gal (Rules)

Carreira Popular

PADRÓN 10K

Sports event

Mid-February

From 16:00h. onwards

Campo do Souto in Padrón

GPS: 42.736205, -8.661328

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A foot race with school and adult categories. The official race features a 10-km circuit endorsed by the RFEA, which consists of two laps of a 5-km circuit, starting and ending at Campo do Souto.

INFO: Sports Department, tel. 664076974 deportes@padron.gal, deportespadron@yahoo.es

www.carreirasgalegas.com www.emesports.es www.atletismo.gal www.fgatletismo.es/santiago/ www.correrengalicia.org

Rosalia de Castro

Rosalía de Castro Day

Commemorative event

February 24

All day

Padrón

GPS: 42.738347, -8.660527

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A cultural celebration commemorating the birthday of the universal writer linked to Padrón, Rosalía de Castro (Conxo, February 24, 1837 – Padrón, July 15, 1885). The events programmed for this day feature a flower offering to the sculpture of Rosalía de Castro in Paseo do Espolón.

In connection with this day, different activities and events are held throughout the month, such as plays, storytelling and concerts.

+ INFO: cultura@padron.gal