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Fiesta Dos de Mayo (Day of Madrid Festival) 2020

Fiesta Dos de Mayo is the City Day and a state holiday

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Fiesta Dos de Mayo (May, 2nd) is celebrating the victory over Napoleon in 1808. The noisiest celebrations take place on Plaza del Dos de Mayo. During the fiesta concerts are held, people dance in the streets, and there are also sports competitions.

Military parade in front of the Royal Mail House 2019
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Military parade in front of the Royal Mail House

In the evening of the first of May in the gardens of Vistillas (Jardines de Las Vistillas), you can see huge fireworks. The culmination of the celebration is always the military parade of the royal troops (Desfile military), which takes place on the central squares—Plaza Puerta del Sol and Plaza del Dos de Mayo. The latter is located on the site of the famous barracks Montelion which became the epicentre of the uprising in 1808.

Fiesta Dos de Mayo (Day of Madrid Festival) in Madrid - Best Season 2019

Fiesta Dos de Mayo is the day when the townspeople show how proud they are that they are madrileño. The festival is known as the City Day and the Day of the Community of Madrid. The atmosphere of the holiday reigns in the air with everyone being happy.

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