Javea Fiestas. Fiestas in Xabia.
Calendar Date of Fiestas in Javea
05/01 Procession of the Three Kings
Live nativity scene at the Plaçeta del Convent
13/01 to 29/01 Amusement Fair
Amusement fair in “Portal del Clot”, parking in the Old Town.
15/01: San Antonio Abad Fiesta
Blessing of the animals and sacred bread is handed out at the Plaza de la Constitución.
17/01: Fiesta of Antonio Abad
20/01: Fiesta of San Sebastian
Patron of the town.
Fancy dress street procession with prizes for the best dressed. Later on the night there is dancing to orchestra music and there will be a mobile disco.
04/03: Funeral of the Sardine
In the afternoon, evening a procession with the image of “Jesus Of Nazareth”will lead from the “Ermita del Calvario” to the church “San Bartolome” in the town.
14/04 to 17/04: Artisan Craft Fair
A craft fair in the town, where a variety of stalls and objects.
24/04 to 03/05: Fiestas of Jesus Nazareno
This is an important Religious celebration, festivities include street dancing, bangers, and bull running in the “Plaza del Convento”. Some of the bulls have flaming horns! The statue of Jesus is taken to the San Bartolome Church in the Old Town,on the third Sunday of Lent.
03/05: Fiesta Santa Cruz
In various streets crosses are displayed, made out of natural flowers they are beautifully crafted. There is competition for originality and beauty. A procession leads from the church of “San Bartolome” up to the “Ermita Del Calvario”.
10/06: Proclamation of the Queens
Held at the Plaza de la Constitucion Town Square).
13/06 to 15/06: International Festival
2006 will be the XI International of Javea. Music and dancing takes place at the outdoor market square.
15/06 to 24/06: Fiestas of Sant Joan
Float processions and dancing in the streets, completed with a fantastic firework display. Bull running and (toro embolado) bulls with flaming horns are a traditional event.The famous flower offering procession takes place followed by burning of the “foguera”,which are the papier mache statues. The burning is in the magical belief of purifying body and soul before the summer solstice.
30/06 to 02/07: Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage in honour of “Virgen del Rocio”.
16/07: Fiesta of the Sailors
In the morning, the fishing boats in the Port sail out to sea in procession, carrying an image of the Virgin, where an offering of flowers takes place in the bay.
21/07 to 23/07:The Moors and Christians
The famous procession takes place in the Port area, representing the entrance of the Moors, the traditional costumes are part of the re-enactment. Dancing and battles take place. The Moors and Christians fiesta takes place over 4 days. The main action of the Moors and Christians in Javea usually takes place at about 8pm but there are other events during the day. The first evening the Moors invade from the sea and they fight with the Christians. Day 2 – more processions and shooting. Day 3 the same. Day 4 – the reconquest – the Christians win. During each evening there are tremendous processions of beautifully dressed participants and an incredible amount of shooting.
29/07 to 30/07: Tuna Contest
The Port area of Javea.
30/07 to 02/08: Virgen De Los Angeles
Outside dancing and music, Mass and sharing of the wine of honour.
26/08 to 08/09: Virgen De Loreto
A festival in honour of the “Virgen de Loreto”, patron of the “Duanes de la Mar” The celebrations in the Port include bull running, float processions and music events. Late at night is the spectacular firework display.
10/09: Fiesta of “Ermita Del popul”
Mass followed by pastries given out.
09/10: Comunitat Valenciana
Valencia Community Day.
13/12: Fiesta of Santa Lucia