Madrid DayMadrid Day You too could be part of the celebrations of Madrid’s liberation from occupation.
When the people of Madrid victoriously rose up to take back Madrid from the French occupation at the start of the 19th century, it heralded the start of a tradition that lives on today: Madrid Day. On this special day, celebrated every year on 2 May, the streets of the city more closely resemble festival sites. Without experiencing Madrid Day, when the whole city spills onto the streets, music fills the air and the streets of the city play host to countless activities, you should be careful about saying you know the culture of the city or the country. Madrid Day gives you the chance to come face to face with the real Madrid and fall in love with it, whilst feasting your ears on Spain’s unique musical heritage. Considering that there’s a different activity in every street, you might find it difficult to decide where to stay, but wherever you go, you’ll have lots of fun and that’s a promise. Apart from groups playing a multitude of musical styles, the street displays will be another experience that notches up your enjoyment factor. If you’re really ready to experience the city with Madrid Day, get your suitcase packed - Madrid is waiting.