- Madrid's Fiesta de San Antonio de la Florida keeps tradition running

May 13, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News highlights a traditional festival held in Madrid could offer travellers the perfect combination of fun and culture, as residents of the Spanish capital celebrate the Fiesta de San Antonio de la Florida.

Guests at accommodation in Madrid will find it hard to resist the lure of these festivities, which are held in honour of the patron saint of seamstresses, San Antonio, on June 13th.

As with most Spanish celebrations there is plenty of music and laughter, along with activities for children, but the most unique thing about the event involves only the women.

Tradition has it that single girls head down to the Ermita de San Antonio and throw 13 pins into the font, before putting their hands in.

If just one pin sticks to a girl's hand then she is destined to marry within a year.

Although the major activities take place in the Paseo de la Florida in the Parque de la Bombilla, there is sure to be plenty of partying going on all around the Moncloa-Aravaca district.

There are also plenty of people who dress up in traditional costume to dance the night away, with women wearing their finest shawls and men placing a carnation in their button holes, according to What's on When.

For more information on this event visit Madrid's Municipal Tourism website or contact the organisation on +34 91 542 0722.

To make the most of the Fiesta de San Antonio de la Florida you should consider booking your hoteles en Madrid to avoid disappointment.

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