Carnaval Carnaval
The Carnival in Alicante is a very heartfelt celebration, commonly known as “Carnaval Ramblero”, due to the incredible concentration of people that meet on the Rambla, with parades, music and costumes all night long.
Las Hogueras de San Juan Las Hogueras de San Juan
San Juan's “Hogueras”, are the official and the grandest festivities in Alicante. In terms of tourism, this event has been of international interest since 1984, having very remote origins, since this tradition of burning objects and dancing around these “hogueras” waiting for the beginning of the summer has been lost over time.
During this celebration, there is an incredible amount of events scheduled, such as parades, cavalcades, offerings, bullfights, musical exhibitions, sports championships, amongst many others. The spaniards celebrate this party in the streets, eating, dining and dancing, while tasting the typical tunafish pastry with black figs. The festival counts on its queen, the “Bellea del Foc”, elected among the “bellezas” of each district, and the live representation of the party. During the days after the burning of the hogueras there is a competition of fireworks and luminous firecrackers that are fired from Alicante's “Postiguet” beach.
Moros y Cristianos Moros y Cristianos
The traditional Moorish and Christian festivity has been celebrated in Alicante since 1975. This festival, celebrated in different sites in Alicante, features a great number of krewes. These great parades, that reunite around 2,000 participants, were originally organized by associations like Pirates, Smugglers, Christians and Gypsies.
In both cases, each party's parade occurs separately. While the Christians march in the morning, the Moorish do so in the afternoon. All participants are known as “festeros” and are organized in separate lines that walk through the city displaying the charm and colors of their clothing and decorations.
Romería de Santa Faz Romería de Santa Faz
The church's “trasagario” is the final objective of the pilgrims and devotees that visit Santa Faz, to find in this the Relic. The tradition of reaching the monastery by foot on the day of the festival of Santa Faz is called “La Peregrina” (The Pilgrim). It takes place on the second thursday of Easter. The pilgrimage starts from the Cathedral of San Nicolás and the tradition says that the pilgrim must bring with him a cane with a rosemary at the end. There are numerous civil authorities, including military and ecclesiastical that participate in this pilgrimage.
It is also part of the tradition to stop and eat typical Easter foods that the pilgrims bring with them. They eat beans (raw or in “Spanish tortillas”), rabbit in tomato sauce and wine from la Huerta. They also stop to eat anise rolls and Fondillón wine.
Semana Santa Semana Santa
The Holy Week is one of the main holidays in all of Spain. During the Holy Week in Alicante, there are twenty-eight processions of great artistic value. They begin on sunday and continue every day of the week with different parades of different associations until the following sunday, during which the final celebration takes place.
locale facebook musique erasmus-murcia
Home : español - français - english - italiano -
Mapa - Plan du site - Sitemap (gb) - Mappa del sito