Where: Madrid, Spain
When: End of October, annually – October 30, 2011
Places To Stay: Madrid Hotels
The Fiesta de la Transhumancia (known as the Transhumance Festival which celebrates the “Day of the Forests”) takes place in Madrid, when the sheep march through the country’s capital.
Traditionally attired shepherd gather and herd thousands of sheep through downtown Madrid in the annual migration to south for their winter grazing.
The event begins at Madrid’s City Hall and travels between Casa de Campo along Puerto del Sol to the Plaza de la Villa.
Honoring rural women and the transhumance sheep, the festival includes horses, herding dogs, and the parade of sheep.
Click here for more information on the Fiesta de la Transhumancia.