One of themore traditional and popular parties from Madrid are those that in the month of August are celebrated in the traditional neighborhood of La Latina, several successive parties that are known as the August parties.
Among them the most prominent are theDove Festivities 2018 whose dates of celebration this year arefrom August 12 to 15, and the different festive activities are concentrated in the squares of theVistillas and of the straw, the Paloma street and the Barley Field
These traditional parties have as a prolegomenon the Fiestas of San Cayetano 2018, which are celebrated in the Cascorro Square from August 1 to 7, and which begin with the proclamation of the Italian comic provocateur Leo Bassi on August 2 at 8:30 p.m.
Dove parties 2018 in Madrid
These are followed bySan Lorenzo Festivities 2018, known as the Lavapies parties, which have the streets as a stageArguminous and Saltpeter between August 8 and 11.
A wide variety of activities are scheduled to take place in the Nelson Mandela, Lavapiés and Ministriles seats, among which are parades, chocolates and music concerts at night.
It is from August 11 when the most famous parties begin, the Festivities of the Virgen de la Paloma 2018, which have a climax with the traditional religious acts of August 15 in honor of the Patron of Madrid.
Procession Virgen de la Paloma Procession 2018
These religious acts include a floral offering starting at 10 am on the facade of the La Salle-La Paloma School, and the solemn mass at 13 hours in the church of La Paloma.
While the most popular moment is the traditionalProcession of the Virgen de la Paloma which takes place after 20 hours.
He procession of the Virgen de la Paloma procession It is carried out through various streets of the neighborhood: Gran Via de San Francisco, Toledo Gate, Toledo street, La Latina, Moors Gate, San Francisco Race, San Francisco el Grande square, and streets of Calatrava and pigeon.
On the other hand, the Musical performances They are protagonists in the squares of the Vistillasand of the Straw, both from popular orchestras and from renowned artists.
Here is the brochure with the program of the Fiestas de la Paloma 2018 in Madrid.