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A citywide blowout every August

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The summer's top party

The San Sebastián calendar is especially crowded in summertime, but perhaps its highlight is mid-August's Aste Nagusia (Semana Grande in Spanish, Great Week in English), a weeklong festival dating back to the 19th century which envelops much of the city. It includes parades; parties; concerts; celebrations of Basque culture such as traditional dances and rural sports; a pirate-themed boating event; and nightly fireworks from the Alderdi Eder Gardens adjacent to the city hall.

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10 tips to keep your hand baggage

Find out what type of packs are considered hand baggage and how to can change them so that they can go in the cabin with you during the flight.

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