May is one of the best months to visit Madrid; Labour Day is on May 1st, Dos de Mayo – which celebrates the insurrection which led to the Spanish War of Independence – is on the 2nd and then festivities take place to celebrate St Isidro, one the city’s patron saints.
During this time, crazy parties, feasting and general merrymaking can be expected in the Spanish capital for around ten days.
Fiesta de San Isidro is one of those events which are impossible to avoid – every street will be filled with music and every local ready to have a good time.
Individual localities in the city will have their own parties, while Madrid’s squares will showcase music from traditional Spanish flamenco to more modern tastes.
San Isidro, or Isidore in English, was born in Madrid in the 11th century and is also the Catholic patron saint of farmers.
Part of his tradition includes the story that King Phillip III of Spain was cured of an illness when he touched the saint’s relics.
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