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January 18 - February 22
Festival of the Bulls (Feria Taurina de la Candelaria)
Bull Fights are schedule every Saturday for six weeks with two special evening events. Spain's best Matadors perform in Macarana stadium. Its an event you don't want to miss!
The festival and party revolves around the Macarana stadium and then continues into the streets, bars and restaurants of Zona Rosa. During this period Medellin is filled with spectators from all over the world, businesses feature special events and of course there are 100's of parties.
March & April
Easter & Holly Week (Semana Santa)
The Holy Week of Easter is a very important religious festival in Medellin. Holy Week, celebrates the last days of Christ's Life, the Crucifixion and Resurrection, including the end of Lent. Semana Santa is observed with a range of celebrations and takes place over a long weekend (4 days) of celebrations!
July 31 - August 1
Colombiamoda (Fashion Show)
Colombiamoda is the most important fashion event in Medellin, presenting over 450 Colombian and international exhibitors in the Centro Internacional de Convenciones Plaza Mayor. Visitors come from all over the world to attend and participate in this fashion event.
Colombiamoda, is organized by fashion promoter Inexmoda and has been scheduled every year since 1990. Every year products are shown for men, women, teens and children in formal, casual, underwear, sportswear and swimwear. A host of related events take place alongside the fair, including daily fashion shows. This is a time of celebration and an opportunity to meet some of the most beautiful women in the world! Location: Centro Internacional de Convenciones Plaza Mayor
July 31 - August 10
Medellin Flower Fair (La Feria de las Flores)
The entire City of Medellin bursts into flames of color and sweet smell of flowers during the Flower Festival. This is one of Medellin’s most important and popular cultural event. Colombia is famous for its beautiful flowers and exports them all over the world. This celebration has been going on for over 50 years and is held during the first two weeks of August.
One of the highlights of the fair is the Desfile de Silleteros. You will see processions of campesinos (men & women) moving slowly through town with large wooden constructions on their backs, each decorated elaborately with flowers of every color and fragrance. The crowds get large so be prepared for serious crowding and get there early to get a good area to watch. The biggest parade takes place on August 10, which is a local holiday. This is one you don't want to miss!
The fair also features exhibits of orchids, flowers and crafts. There are flower arranging competitions a parade of classic cars, a beauty parade (not to be missed) to find the Queen of Flowers and like all Colombian gatherings there is plenty of live music, dancing, drinking and eating.
December & January
Christmas Lights (Las Alumbrados)
The Christmas lights decorating Medellin make it the most beautiful Latin American city in South America over the Christmas period. The lights are illuminated from mid December until mid January. The most impressive parts are centered around Rio Medellin at the “Puente de Guayaquil”. Large statues made of lights can be found throughout Medellin. The whole city celebrates and on the evening of December 24, and January 31, the entire sky lights up with fireworks.
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