The streets do get somewhat cramped, with thousands of people flocking to the narrow thoroughfares of the small town of Las Nieves, in the Galicia region of Spain, near to the border of Portugal. And the hawkers appear to have well and truly caught on to the spirit of celebration as well, with the streets dotted with stalls and opportunist salesmen selling all sorts of related paraphernalia from plastic angels to statues of Santa Marta in a variety of colours.
You can also soak up the aromas and tastes of the festival as well, with street food stalls ensuring you won’t go hungry with seafood fans sure to enjoy the traditional festive favourite of octopus cooked up in copper cauldrons. Hopefully, the octopus hasn’t survived its own brush with death.
Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme takes place on July 29 in the small town of Las Nieves in Galicia, Spain, every year.