The Fiesta de la Castaña (chestnut) y el Boniato (sweet potato), which dates back to 1878, takes place at the end of October, normally the 31st, although dates can vary from town to town. In Maro, the fiesta is on October 31st and is a well attended event. The atmosphere is very ‘cosy’ or ‘friendly’, probably due to the fact that it is a small community, and it is an event which should definitely be on your list.
Since a few years ago, the Fiesta de la Castaña y el Boniato has been combined with the Halloween celebrations under the name ‘Maroween’. Two festivals in one, what more could you ask? Not only do you have the traditional chestnuts roasting on an open fire but also a horror parade through the streets.

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