Semana grande de San Sebastián (Saint Sebastian’s Big Week)
It is with a traditional aquatic show that we took part at the Semana Grande de San Sebastián (Aste Nagusia in Basque langage): a popular holiday that brings brightness to the city of the Basque region.
This Festival is held every year during the summer holiday week of the 15th of August. It is inaugurated by a "Cañonazo" (cannon shot) which fires up a period of 7 days full of traditional shows, open air concerts, sport challenges, tapas or typical dishes-tasting, and the famous International Fireworks Contest, the most ancient pyrotechnic exhibition of Western World.Since 1964, the International Fireworks Contest have been considering one of the key moments of the whole Semana Grande. Many companies from all around the World offer their best aquatic fireworks performances, luring loads of spectators.European Capital of Culture for 2016