In the province of Alicante you can enjoy any time of the year of holidays that will surprise you. We have Hogueras de San Juan, Fiestas de Moors and Christians, Popular Festivities …
Here we leave a brief brushstroke of some of them:
• Misteri d’Elx
- Big Venues
- Starts: early august
- Finishes: mid august
ANNUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE MISTERI D’ELX. AUGUST
Days 11 and 12 August, at 10:30 p.m. SHIP: 40 euros BALCONY (entrance is standing): 25 euros CORRIDOR-BALCONY (entrance is standing): 15 euros CORRIDOR AND CRUISE: 15 euros CHORUS: 7 euros
Day 13 August, at 5:30 p.m. NAVE: 56 euros BALCONY (entrance is standing): 35 euros CORRIDOR-BALCONY (entrance is standing): 25 euros CORRIDOR AND CRUISE: 25 euros CHORUS: 8 euros
Tickets can be purchased at Casa de la Festa and through Instanticket. Ticket sales by Instant Ticket: www.instanticket.es/902 444 300
Ticket sales at the ticket office: Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm. Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Box office at Casa de la Festa. C / Major de la Vila, 27
The party “dels Enfarinats” (or floured) is celebrated every November 28 in this town of Alicante mountain. In it, two groups of men struggle to seize the political power of the locality. This popular festival has as a central act a peculiar and explosive pitched battle with vegetables, firecrackers and flour between the two sides, and the one who wins will obtain the command rod of the own mayor or mayor who will allow them to govern that day the municipality in a way a Both crazy.
Holy Week of Orihuela is declared of international tourist interest. The procession of silence, which is celebrated on Holy Thursday, and that of the Holy Burial of Christ, is particularly remarkable on the evening of Holy Saturday; In this procession stands out the passage “The triumph of the Cross” or “The Cross of the farmers”, known as “the Diablesa”, unique throne in the world of these characteristics. This throne is forbidden to enter the church because it is the only demon in Spain that goes out in procession during the Holy Week festival.
It is said that it was St. George who overcame the Moorish leader Al-Azraq when he pretended to take possession of the city.
The majesty of its entrances and its spectacular rumors have favored that they have enjoyed the declaration of international tourist interest since 1980. The dates of celebration go round the festival of San Jorge, the 23 of April.
Castell de L’Olla :
The Castell de l’Olla, on the beach of La Olla, Altea, has the characteristic of being fired in its entirety from the interior of the sea, thus offering together with the music and the natural scenery of the Playa de la Olla a surprising Pyrotechnic-musical show.
It is celebrated the CLOSEST saturday to day 10 August, the day of San Lorenzo, at 12 o’clock in the evening.
The Hogueras of San Juan are celebrated every year from the 20th to the 24th of June. They commemorate the arrival of summer. Its beginnings go back to the magical night of June 23, night of San Juan, in which the people of the countryside, especially of the Mediterranean, took advantage of the magical connotations of that special night to burn old equipment and to obtain a good harvest.
Nowadays, the Bonfires are spectacular, and during all the days of parties there are many events: mascletás,
Offerings of flowers, parades, etc. Culminating in the cremà of the
( bonfires ) on the night of June 24.
The International Contest of Habaneras and Polyphony has been celebrating more than 61 years in the municipality of salt.
The origin of the habanera is still confused today; Nevertheless, the majority of the students of the habanera locates its origin in Cuba, of whose capital took its name. Towards the Caribbean island, boats from the Spanish coast loaded with all kinds of products, especially salt from the Alicante eras, were leaving and bringing back sugar, tobacco and other products. As it is to suppose the music could not be lacking and it is very probable that the Spanish merchant sailors brought to our country some Cuban sones, and that during the long voyages they fused those songs learned with those of our folklore, finally deriving in the habanera.
They are celebrated at the end of July in Torrevieja.
LA VILA JOIOSA
The celebration of the Moors and Christians festivals of Vila Joiosa takes place always from the 24th to the 31st of July.
Of particular interest is the act of “Desembarco”, which always takes place at dawn on the main beach of the Vila and represents a recreation of the arrival of the Moors to the Vila at dawn on July 28, 1538.