One of the most noteworthy celebrations in Écija is the FERIA (FAIR), which includes its traditional horse parade.
The PENITENTIAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS and the DISPLAY OF MINIATURE ‘PASOS’ (FLOATS) mark the calendar during LENT and in the month of May, the CRUZ DE MAYO (MAY CROSS) takes place with the processions of the children’s floats.
The local culture is closely linked to FLAMENCO, with relevant artistic and musical contributions, and with one of the most important festivals of Andalusia: the NOCHE FLAMENCA ECIJANA (ECIJA FLAMENCO EVENING) in which numerous flamenco performers have taken part. There are also various ‘peñas flamencas’ (flamenco cultural associations) such as the Peña del Peña Bullfighting-Flamenco cultural association.
Each summer, Ecija’s palaces become the setting for its annual concert programme.