FIESTAS IN JÁVEA

It goes without saying that the fiesta is the quintessential element of Spanish culture and the Spanish people simply wouldn’t be who they are without it. The concept may seem quite alien to the British, whose experiences may well have been limited to a rain-soaked summer carnival and a travelling fairground in a muddy local park every summer. However there are over 15,000 fiestas every year throughout Spain and it is said that even if you attempted to attend more than one a day, you wouldn’t be able to see them all in a single lifetime. And Jávea is no exception when it comes to the enthusiasm to party and there are celebrations of all shapes and sizes throughout the year.

Fiesta Programme 2020

This programme is subject to change and will be continuously updated throughout the year

OCTOBER

Día de la Comunitat Valenciana

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Santa Llúcia

Fiesta Programme 2021

This programme is subject to change and will be continuously updated throughout the year

JANUARY

Los Reyes Magos

FEBRUARY

Carnaval

MARCH

La Baixada
  • Sa 07 | La Baixada The descent of the image
  • Fr 19 | San JoséEl Día del Padre (Father’s Day)

APRIL

Fiestas in honour of the image of Jesús Nazareno

MAY

  • Su 01 | Día del Madre (Mother’s Day)
  • First Communion
  • Xàbia Folk Festival
  • San Francisco de Paula – the oldest fiesta in Xàbia

JUNE

Fogueres de Sant Joan de Xàbia

JULY

Moros i Cristians de Xàbia

AUGUST

Festes en honor a Mare de Déu de Loreto

SEPTEMBER

  • Su 12 | Virgen del Popúl – pilgrimage and mass

OCTOBER

Día de la Comunitat Valenciana

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Santa Llúcia

BECOMING A MOOR

Since 2016 I have been involved with the Moors and Christians fiesta each summer in Xàbia and these are my experiences of becoming a Moor …

BECOMING A PRAWN

In 2016 we were asked by the Fogueres Commission to write an article based on our experiences and it appeared – in Castellano – in the official booklet for the 2016 edition of the fiesta. It proved to be a popular read with many people finding out how outsiders saw their grand fiesta. So we’ve decided to re-produce it – with a few edits and additions – to bring it up to date.


“And it is significant that a country as sorrowful as ours should have so many and such joyous fiestas. Their frequency, their brilliance and excitement, the enthusiasm with which we take part, all suggest that without them we would explode.”

OCTAVIO PAZ (1914-1998)
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