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Festivities of María Pita

The María Pita festivities are a summer’s essential. It is when A Coruña dresses in their best clothes and offers a full program of free outdoor music, food, craft and book fairs,

Throughout the month of August, the city comes alive with activities all day and night spread throughout the city in a celebration that honours the figure of María Pita, the heroine who captained the defense of the city against the British Navy, led by the pirate Francis Drake in 1589.

The day 1 proclamation will mark the starting point of the holidays and this year Luz Casal will be responsible for putting the first chord in an open-air free concert.

The first Saturday of August takes place the traditional Pyrotechnics
Naval Battle, a firework show illuminating the sky color of A Coruña that each year attracts thousands of people.
And for the young, the third of August there is an entire program of Maria Pitiña at the Explanada del Parrote with activities designed for them. A day that will turn around the circus, with shows, music, games and workshops.

And coinciding with the celebrations of María Pita, the Northwest Pop Rock festival is organized on the beach of Riazor. It is on Friday the 8
th and Saturday 9th August, with a varied program.

Friday 8th of August
21:00 h La Senda de Afra | 22:00 h Misterioso Viaje Holanda, Facto Delafé y las Flores Azules and Love of Lesbian.

Saturday 9thof August
21:00 h Anima | 22:00 h Bourbon Queen Eskizo and Madness.

Picture by Carlos Fernández San Millán

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