Xàbia celebrates procession of San Francisco de Paula on May 1

It is the oldest procession in Xàbia.

Monday 25th April 2022 – Mike Smith
Source: press release – Ajuntament de Xàbia

The religious calendar of Xàbia has a few intense weeks ahead. In addition to the Nazarene festivities, the month of May will begin with the oldest procession in the town: the one that honors San Francisco de Paula.

Mayor José Chulvi received a representation of the mayoralesas and the organizing committee of this fiesta, who have handed over the programme of events for this simple celebration.

The fiesta is celebrated on Sunday 1st may with mass at 11.00am in the former Augustinian Convent and the subsequent procession of the image of San Francisco along the usual route. Attendees are invited to a wine of honour at the end.

The programme also includes a novena from Saturday April 30 to Sunday May 8 in the evenings.