Festivals, Fairs and Traditions
The most prominent festivals of Becerril are:
San Roque, the Patron of the Municipality, is
celebrated on August16th, during which a procession is held after Mass.
Throughout this day, lemonade, dances, parades, the election of the village Beauties
and many cultural and sporting activities take place in the village streets.
Holy Christ of the Good Council
, held from 13 to 18 September, its duration and
congregation are the most important of the year. During this week of
celebration there is something for everybody, because of the large number and
diversity of activities. Many contests are organized for adults and children. Los
Actos Religiosos events are of great importance and most of the neighbors go to
the Holy Mass and procession. You cannot miss these days; the bullfights, exposition
of bulls and heifers at night and dinner parties. The dances are held in the
town square enlivening these festive nights.
St. Andrew is the patron of the parish, the feast is held on
November 30, a tribute to our elders is celebrated with a meal and events.
St. Sebastián is on 20 January, in which the neighbors make a
bonfire and eat chocolate with churros, all to the sound of cowbells.
, the most important day is Easter Sunday, after
Mass there is a procession in which Christ is carried out on one hand by men,
while The Virgin Mary goes on the other, accompanied by women, to meet in the
town square where people sing while the Virgin will have her black clothes
replaced with white.
, place with altars that are placed in different
parts of town.
Mayday takes place in the Romeria with the Cruz
de Mayo in el Raso de Enebros. Subsequently, a picnic accompanied by dancing,
brass bands and children's games are organized.
Enjoying Becerril through its hospitality is
the proposal of the Tapas Fair, and thanks to good public acceptance, it is now
in its fourth edition. The fair is held in March or April in our town eateries.
The consumer has a map-passport so as not to get lost in so many tapas, in
which the votes for each of the establishments are collected until the end of
the fair. The Tapa with the most votes wins the award and a prize draw is done to encourage consumers to participate in the vote.
The second Saturday in July is the biggest night
of summer and is celebrated with La Noche en Vela, a date with culture which
gathers more visitors and has become a landmark for leisure in the mountains of
Madrid. The central theme is multiculturalism and the city becomes a meeting
point for very different types of culture and folklore. Music, dance, theater,
poetry, crafts, books ... and the magic of the street, summer and night make
the ‘The Candlelit Night’ a most special occasion.