Alardes (Parades)

The most spectacular Alardes in Gipuzkoa are maintained in the Bidasoa Region. Every 30th June thousands of Irunese shoot volleys as a tribute to San Marcial. Hondarribia residents do the same every 8th September in honour of Our Lady of Guadalupe. To fulfil the oath pledged centuries earlier by the Hondarribia and Irun residents, they celebrate their patron feasts every year.