Denia town has many “fiestas” all year round, and is nominated the town with the most fiestas in Spain, with processions, fallas, carnival, moors and christians, many religious festivities and other events.
The Procession of the Three Wise Men
Date: January, 5
Description: The three Wise Men arrive in the port of Denia and the procession is celebrated throughout the streets, before that, a royal postman collects the letters of the children.
Pilgrimage of Santa Paula’s Hermitage
Date: January, 26
Descripción: Procession, “porrat” (traditional market with traditional products and sweets)
Date: Week-end before Lent
Description: Fancy dress contests and dancing. The Sardine’s Burial in “La Zona” (Sagunto Street and Patricio Ferrándiz Street crossroads)
Moors and Christians
Description: Informal parade of “filaes” (fancy dress, mock battles between Moors and Christians)
Fallas (Bonfire Festivals)
Date: March, 16-19
Description: Passacaglias, “mascletaes” (rockets fireworks), music, lunches and popular dinners, fireworks. “Planting” of bonfires, floral offer to Our Lady of the Forsaken and the “Cremà” or burning of bonfires on St. Joseph’s night.
Our Lady of the Forsaken
Date: 2nd Sunday of May
Descripción: Seamen’s patron saint day. Processions in the seamen’s quarter.
Our Lady of Rocío Pilgrimage
Date: 1st fortnight in June (the next Sunday after “Corpus Christi” day)
Description: Procession, mass and open air party. (organised by Casa de Andalucia)
Fiestas in Santísima Trinidad Street
Date: P1st fortnight in June
Description: Open air dancing evenings, fancy dress contests, popular meals and dinners.
Saint John bonfires
Description: “Planting” of monuments and “cremà” (burning) on Saint John’s night. Open air dancing evenings and animation.
Fiestas in Saint John’s Hermitage (Sant Joan)
Date: June 20-24
Description: Religious events, “porrat” (traditional market with traditional products and sweets), etc..
Fiestas in Saint Peter’s Street (Sant Pere)
Description: Street located in the seamen’s quarter. Religious events, open air dancing evenings and animation.
Fiestas in la Pedrera, Denia.
Date: June 28-29
Description: The streets of this quarter are decorated during this Fiesta to celebrate the procession in Saint Peter’s honour, the open air dancing, greasy poles, etc. Sounds of “mascletaes” and “despertaes” (rockets fireworks) are also part of the fiesta.
Main Fiestas in Honour of the Holy Blood
Date: 1st fortnight of July -changing dates-. 2008: July 5-13.
July brings us the festivities in honour of Our Lord`s Holy Blood, with floats, concerts, sports competitions, firework displays, “bous a la mar” (bulls to the sea), a tradition declared of National Tourist Interest, etc.
Moors and Christians. Fiestas in honour of Saint Roc
Date: August, 14,15 and 16
Moors and Christians parades, disembarkation in the port, harquebus battle in the castle, concerts, fireworks, etc.
Saint Agustin Fiestas (Les Rotes)
Date: Last August weekend or first September weekend
Description: Fiestas in honour of Saint Agustin, celebrated during the nearest weekend to the Saint Agustin’s day.
Fiestas in la Xara village. In honour of Saint Mathew.
Date: 3rd week-end in September
Description: Procession, entertainment with bulls in the street, open air dancing evenings, greasy poles, etc
Fiestas of the “Cabrerot” in Jesús Pobre village
Date: October, 9-11
Celebration of end of vintage. Tasting typical “coques” pastries with Muscat grapes.
All Saints Fair
Date: Late October-Early November
Description: Attraction fair (big wheel, round-about, etc.) in Torrecremada Esplanade.
Pilgrimage to Saint Lucia’s Hermitage
Date: December, 13
Description: “Porrat” open air fair.
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