Fogueres Mig Any takes place this Saturday 27th whilst Carnaval will be on Saturday 10th February.

The party never stops in Xàbia and the Fogueres Commission, with the support of the Department of Fiestas, have announced details of the special ‘mig any’ celebration of the Fogueres this weekend and ‘carnestoltes’ next month.

As explained by the councillor responsible for Fiestas, Mavi Pérez (CPJ), explained that the Fogueres Commission doesn’t only work towards the big fiesta in June, arguably the biggest part of the year in Xàbia, but it also organises events throughout the year, special occasions that keep the flames of the Fogueres alive, including the Grand Election Gala Night and the BubotaFest Halloween party. The ‘Mig Any’ – “half year” and ‘Carnestoles’ – “carnaval” – are two other events.

Mig Any Fogueres – Saturday 27th January (Riurau d’Arnauda)

The president of the Fogueres Commission, Mari Carmen Andrés, explained that this special occasion will kick off at 12 noon this Saturday and, for the first time, will not only be open to the peñas but also to other residents who want to have a fun time.

During the afternoon, there will be the second edition of the Mig Any Paella Competition for which the Commission will provide the rice as well as appetizers to all the participants. After the paella competition, it will be time for live music provided by the popular group La Mocha followed by music to dance to with DJ Aibux&Bup until 12 midnight.

The treasurer of the Fogueres Commission, David Cordero, added that tables and chair will be provided for every attending the occasion and that there will be a bar service with food and drinks at popular prices.

In order to participate in Mig Any Fogueres, interested parties will need to register their attendance, regardless of whether they are peñas or not, using this link.

Carnestoltes / Carnaval – Saturday 10th February (Plaza de la Constutición)

The Fogueres Commission has also organised the annual carnival celebrations for the evening of Saturday 10th February which, as has long been tradition, will have two parades, the first for the little ones and the second for the older ones, followed by music and entertainment.

The children’s fancy dress parade will begin in Plaza de la Constitución at 5.30pm, passing through the streets of the historic centre accompanied by music before returning to the square for a special children’s show entitled “Fantasyland”.

The adults fancy dress parade will begin at 11.30pm in Placeta del Convent and make its way around the historic centre to the Plaza de la Constitución, with the special parade of the Quinta 2024 bringing up the rear. Once at the main square, Montcarlo will provide the music to dance to into the early hours.

The Fogueres Commission confirmed that there will be cash prizes available for the best individual fancy dress (50€), best pair (100€) and best group fancy dress (150€).