Every autumn, the Spanish city of Baena in Andalusia hosts the Olive and Olive Oil Festival (Las Jornadas del Olivar y el Aceite), dedicated to the end of the harvest in the olive groves, as well as everything related to these unique fruits. It takes place every year since 1998, from 9 to 11 November and is the largest European festival of olive oil and olives.
But in 2021, festival events may be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The small town of Baena is considered one of the world leaders in the production of olive oil, which, in turn, is the basis of true Andalusian cuisine. Therefore, at the festival it is customary to give thanks for earthly and heavenly gifts with fun, music, dances and a generous feast. After all, it is in November that the harvest is already fully harvested, processed, and local residents are ready for the arrival of thousands of tourists to share this delicacy.