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Javea Fiestas 2018

January 2018

5th

LOS REYES MAGOS · Procession of the Three Kings
The Three Kings - Baltazar, Gaspar and Melchior - arrive in Xàbia

via fishing boat bearing gifts for excited children. There are two

processions; one through the port and a second later in the evening

through the old town to the Placeta del Convent.
[Click here to discover more about LOS REYES MAGOS]

6th

EPIFANÍA DEL SEÑOR· Epiphany
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed

13th
14th

SAN ANTONIO ABAD ·

Burning of the Pine Tree / Blessing of the Animals
A popular festival for pet-owners and animal lovers, it also features

the traditional burning of the pine tree in Plaza de San Antonio, warming

up the winter night courtesy of the members of CAE Tiraset, followed by

the blessing ceremony of pets and other domestic animals in Plaza de la

Constitución.
[Click here to discover more about SAN ANTONIO ABAD]

17th

FESTIVIDAD DE SAN ANTONIO ABAD ·

Blessing of the Animals
The actual feast of San Antonio Abad is celebrated with a special

Mass in the church of Nuestro Señora de Loreto in the port followed

by a short procession and a blessing ceremony of pets and other

domestic animals on the port promenade.
[Click here to discover more about SAN ANTONIO ABAD]

19th
21st

SAN SEBASTIAN · Bull Running
San Sebastian has been the patron saint of Xàbia since medieval

times when the terrified population of the village prayed to his image

for special protection as the 'Black Plague' devastated Europe. Largely

forgotten in recent years, the celebrations have been resurrected with

bull-running around the church square.
[Click here to discover more about SAN SEBASTIAN]

February 2018

10th

CARNAVAL · Fancy Dress Processions
Kids and Adults Procession through the Historic Centre of Xàbia

March2018

4th

La Baixada de Jesús Nazareno
Third Sunday of Lent - the traditional descent of the treasured image

of Jesús Nazareno from the blue-domed chapel of Calvario to the

fortress-church of San Bartolomé in the heart of the historic centre of Xàbia.
[Click here to discover more about JESUS NAZARENO]

19th

SAN JOSÉ(El Día del Padre) · Fathers Day
Autonomous Holiday - most shops and businesses will be closed or open

on a limited basis

25th

Domingo de Ramas · Palm Sunday
Special Mass and Processions with Palms

30th

VIERNES SANTO · Good Friday
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed

or open on a limited basis Traditional Solemn Good Friday Candle-lit

Procession through the historic centre

April2018

1st

EL DÍA DE SEÑOR· Easter Sunday
Special Mass / Meeting of Peñas and Associations in the church square

2nd

LUNES DE PASCUA· Easter Monday
Autonomous Holiday - most shops and businesses will be closed or

open on a limited basis

9th

SAN VICENTE FERRER· Patron Saint of Valencia
Autonomous Holiday - some shops and businesses will be closed or

open on a limited basis

20
03
May

FIESTAS EN HONOR DE JESÚS NAZARENO
The treasured image of Jesús Nazareno arrived in Xàbia two and half

centuries ago. In 1834, as cholera swept through the region, the population

prayed to the image for salvation and there were no more deaths. In 1967

the image was named 'mayor in perpetuity' on its 200th anniversary and in

2017 the town celebrated 250 years.
[Click here to discover more about JESUS NAZARENO]

May2018

1st

FIESTA DEL TRABAJO · May Day
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed

or open on a limited basis

3rd

EL DÍA DEL CRUCES ·

Flower Crosses and Rise of the Image
Local Holiday
· most businesses and shops will be closed or

open on a limited basis The final day of the celebrations in honour of

Jesús Nazareno, the treasured image is carried back to the blue-domed

chapel of Calvario, followed by fireworks.

6th

EL DÍA DEL MADRE· Mother's Day

June2018

14th
24th

FOGUERES DE SANT JOAN DE XÀBIA
Arguably the biggest party of the year in Xàbia, the Fogueres features

bull-running, live music, inter-peña games, musical parades, paella

competitions, sports events, children's activities, the famous fire-jumping

of 'Nit dels Focs' and the final night musical fireworks and symbolic burning

of the fogueras.
[Click here to discover more about FOGUERES DE SANT JOAN]

28th
30th
pending

XXIII FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE XÀBIA
Representatives of countries from across the world offer traditional

food and drink in this popular three-day festival with a wide range of

accompanying live music and entertainment.

 

 

July2018

14th
21st
pending

MOROS I CRISTIANS DE XÀBIA
The noisy and colourful fiesta celebrating the Christian reconquest of Spain

and staged in honour of San Jaume the Moorslayer. The programme includes

concerts, processions, flower offering, the Islamic invasion followed by the

Christian recon quest and finishes with the fantastic gala parades.
[Click here to discover more about MOROS I CRISTIANS]

16th

VIRGEN DEL CARMEN
The seafarer's fiesta of thanksgiving which features a special mass, short

procession through the port and then the journey of a flotilla of boats into

the centre of the bay of Jávea to make the traditional offering of flowers.

August2018

3rd
5th
pending

MARE DE DÉU DELS ANGELS (FIESTA LA PLANA)
Traditional fiesta celebrated on the plateau of La Plana around the

Santuario de Ntra. Sra. de los Angeles with processions, community

meals, live music and activities for children.
[Click here to discover more about FIESTA LA PLANA]

3rd
5th
pending

XÀBIA JAZZ 2018
The popular annual international jazz festival in Plaza de la Constitución.

11th
12th
pending

FIESTA PORTITXOL
A celebration of traditional music and dancing next to the Tosca stone

cross of Portitxol overlooking the island of the same name. The weekend

features a procession, entertainment, music and dancing as well as a

community dinner and traditional games.
[Click here to discover more about FIESTA PORTITXOL]

15th

LA ASUNCIÓN DE LA VIRGEN ·

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed

or open on a limited basis

25th
8th
Sept

MARE DE DÉU DE LORETO (PORT FIESTA)
The popular fiesta in the port with the controversial and divisive but

very popular 'Bous a la Mar' with its famous 'Baret dels Bous' with its

fantastic seafood tapas, sports day, children's activities, live music,

concerts, shows, community dinners, processions and the aquatic fireworks.
[Click here to discover more about FIESTA LORETO]

September2018

8th

EL DÍA DE MARE DÉU DE LORETO
Local Holiday
· most businesses and shops will be closed or open

on a limited basis. The final day of the celebrations in honour of Mare de

Déu de Loreto with the solemn procession and the stunning fireworks finale.
[Click here to discover more about FIESTA LORETO]

12th
pending

VIRGEN DEL POPÚL
Traditional pilgrimage to the chapel of Popúl on the Jesús Pobre road

for a special mass followed by snacks.

October2018

9th

EL DÍA DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA ·

Day of the Valencian Community
Autonomous Holiday
· most businesses and shops will be closed or

open on a limited basis includes the annual Vila de Xàbia community

awards at the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia.

12th

EL DÍA DE LA HISPANIDAD · National Day of Spain
National Holiday
· most if not al businesses and shops will be closed

or open on a limited basis

November2018

1st

TODOS LOS SANTOS · All Saint's Day
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed or

open on a limited basis

December2018

6th

EL DÍA DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN · Constitucion Day
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed or

open on a limited basis

8th

LA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN ·

Inmaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgen Mary
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed or

open on a limited basis

12th
13th

SANTA LLÚCIA
The pilgrimage to the chapel on top of the hill of Santa Llúcia for a special

mass and procession of the images of Santa Llúcia and Santa Barbára

around the building. The evening before, there is an informal procession

around the historic centre.
[Click here to discover more about FIESTA SANTA LLÚCIA]

25th

NAVIDAD · Christmas Day
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed

or open on a limited basis

 

 

 

 

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