Alora entertainment comes in the form of celebrations, fiestas, and sporting events, which are all fun to watch; and outdoor and indoor activities, which are fun to do.Let's have a look at some of them.
Celebrations and Fiestas
Being a typical Spanish town, Alora has lots of celebrations and fiestas. There's the Carnival in February; Cruces de Mayo in May; Festival de Canta Grande (Big Song Festival) in July or August; Romeria de la Virgen de Flores (Pilgramage of the Virgin of Flowers) in September; and various folk festivals that are held in other months. An annual Alora Fair, which usually lasts for 4 days, is also held every August.
Semana Santa or Holy Week, one of the most important holidays in Christiandom, is observed with utmost solemnity by the residents of Alora. It kicks-off on Palm Sunday, a celebration characterized by the blessing and parade of palms, which commemorates the entry of Jesus of Nazareth into Jerusalem.
During Good Friday, which is also within Semana Santa, the streets of Alora become quiet as the residents switch into a mournful mood. This is done to commemorate the death of Jesus. A procession is held during the day and is participated in by practically all residents in town.
At the dawn of Easter Sunday, the sorrow is replaced with joy as the people celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.
Some popular sporting events held in town are 3x3 basketball tournaments and swimming competitions. Other tournaments participated in by the locals include the following: table tennis, mini tennis, badminton, 3x3 volley, and soccer for kids.
Outdoor activities If you love the outdoors, then you'll love what Alora has to offer. The surrounding terrain is ideal for mountain biking, biking, hiking, camping, trekking, and (in some neighboring areas) rock climbing. Who says you need to flex your muscles to enjoy the Alora outdoors? You can also pack your digital camera and take photographs of the stunning landscape in and out of town.
Indoor activities When the day starts winding down, you can have a hearty meal in the town's restaurants then proceed to the nearby bars for some cold refreshments or alcoholic beverages.