6th November, 2020
A festive calendar of events
Festival of the Three Kings
Los Reyes Magos or Festival of the Kings is a New Year celebration that involves fireworks, delicious food and drink, floats, processions and lots of children.
Fallas Festival in Valencia, Calpe and Denia
The Fallas fiesta which takes place from March 15-19 every year is undoubtedly one of those ‘super-festivals’ attracting many foreign visitors, as well as Spanish tourists from all over the country. It involves large statues of wood and cardboard paraded through the streets of the old town and being burnt at midnight to celebrate the beginning of Spring. There is also a giant paella and spectacular firework displays.
Semana Santa (Holy Week)
Over eight days from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday, processions of floats and effigies (called pasos) are carried through the streets to represent the journey made by Christ to his crucifixion. This is a deeply religious event and many of the pasos are authentic masterpieces by famous Spanish artists.
Moros y Cristianos – the Moors and Christians Festival
This age-old festival commemorates the battles between the Christians and the Moors during the reconquest of the area. Celebrations take part in most of the towns and villages on the Costa Blanca and include amazing costumes, fireworks, music and dancing. Teams of Moors and Christians try to out do each other with their elaborate period costumes and mock battles ensue with humorous retreats from both sides.
Fiesta in Benidorm
This fiesta celebrates Benidorm's patron saints, El Virgen del Suffrage and Jaime Apostle. It runs from the Friday before the second weekend of the month until the following Wednesday.
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