Fiestas del Carmen
The FIESTAS DEL CARMEN is the main local holiday which takes place in July.
EL DÍA DEL CARMEN or “Carmen´s Day” is on the 16th of July and the celebrations often last between 4 and 5 days. Activities are organised for children, groups of friends and older people.
Carnaval takes place in February or March.
Markina-Xemein is a municipality located in a rural area, comprised of a wide area of natural terrain and approximately 300 hamlets.
Some of these hamlets make produce from locally available sources; this produce includes cheeses, bread, cakes and pastries, fruits and vegetables, “chistorra” a regional sausage, meats, “Chacolí” a Basque wine, cider... these are sold via various channels of which local shops and regional FAIRS are important showcases.
In Markina-Xemein there are three annual fairs: