Feast Of Immaculate Conception (La Inmaculada Concepcion)

From: Seville Festivals and Events 2016-2017

See also: Seville CathedralCorpus Christi ChristmasThree Kings Day

Feast of the Immaculate Conception (La Inmaculada Concepcion)
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is an important religious event in the Catholic calendar and celebrates the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary.

There are processions through the streets by minstrels known as tunas who sing to the Virgin Mary at several locations especially at the statue dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary within the Plaza de Triunfo during this time.

Another traditional event during the Feast of Immaculate Conception is held at Seville Cathedral where you can witness the long standing Dance Of the Sixes (Los Seises) which dates back to the 15th century and takes place within the Cathedral in front of the main alter which is richly decorated with candles during which about 10-12 choir boys dressed in traditional costume performing a ritual dance to music, the dance of sixes is also performed for Corpus Christi.

This date is also a public holiday and many of the streets will start to fill up with Christmas decorations and nativity scenes which can be admired in many of the main squares and within shop fronts around the city. Many of these nativity scenes or belens contain a great amount of detail with beautiful figurines of the religious icons often used.

The Christmas markets are also often getting underway at venues such as the Plaza Nueva with a wide range of stalls offering gifts, clothing and decorations as well as all the necessary items needed to make a nativity scene for the home.

Date Of Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception takes place annually on the 8th of December.

There are events held throughout the city and in particular at the Seville Cathedral and the Plaza del Triunfo which is surrounded by Real Alcazar, Seville Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies in central Seville.