The historical background of this traditional market originates from the farmers coming into the towns and cities to pay their land leases to the landowners. “Making the most of the journey” by taking their produce with them to do trade.

Over the years, other initiatives have been added to this emblematic day in Bilbao, such as the “Azoka Txiki” activities or the agricultural products competition under the slogan “Gure Baserrik Produktuak” which showcases the value of our farmers’ products, whose hard work and dedication we get to taste.

Health restrictions have prevented the LXXIII Santo Tomás market being held. Efforts have been made to find other alternatives, both indoors and outdoors, however none offered the appropriate security measures.