Fiestas and traditions of Alicante province and the Costa Blanca in Spain
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Fiestas and traditions for the Alicante Province and the Costa Blanca by order of date

For National holidays in Spain see here

*Some dates of fiestas will change each year depending on when weekends fall

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Date Place Fiesta/Festival
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January
Three Kings Festival (Los Reyes) - all over Spain
More info Video here
23rd (Varies) Pego St.Anthony pilgrimage
Weekend of 17th Alicante St.Anthony Fiesta (San Antonio)
Weekend of 17th Benissa St.Anthony Fiesta (San Antonio)
Weekend of 17th Relleu St.Anthony Fiesta (San Antonio)
Weekend of 17th Relleu Matanca (Slaughter of pigs)
Weekend of 17th Teulada St.Anthony Fiesta (San Antonio)
Weekend of 17th Pedreguer St.Anthony Fiesta (San Antonio)
Weekend of 17th Oliva St.Anthony Fiesta (San Antonio)
Video here
26th Denia Saint Paula Pilgrimage  
22nd Pego Half-yearly Moors & Christians  
 
   
Date Place Fiesta/Festival
More info
February    
3rd Pedreguer Sant Blai Pilgrimage
6th Elche San Agatangelo, Patron Saint
Video here
Various dates Denia Week of carnival
20th Pedreguer Carnival week begins
1st-5th Sax Moors and Christians
More infoVideo here
26th Pego River ride on home-made boats  
 
   
Date Place Fiesta/Festival
More info
March (All towns will celebrate Easter)
5th Pego Carnival week begins  
8th Pego La Crosta Day (Typical dish)  
Easter Sunday All over Spain  
12th-19th Javea old town Artisan craft fair  
19th Calpe St. Joseph  
19th Valencia region Lady of the Forsaken
More infoVideo here
  Alicante Province Fallas (fires)
More infoVideo here
16th-19th Alicante Moors & Christians  
28th-5th April Moraira Easter with parade  
17th-19th Pego Fallas  
17th-19th Valencia region Fallas
More infoVideo here
12th Pego Pintaya (Sardine burial)  
 
   
Date Place Fiesta/Festival
More info
April    
1st-8th Orihuela Easter week  
Last Sunday Benissa Pure Mother Mary (Patron Saint)  
11th Relleu Mare de Déu del Miracle  
15th (weekend of) Teulada San Vincente (10 days)  
22nd-24th Alcoy Moors & Christians
More infoVideo here
26th-3rd May Javea Jesus of Nazereth  
 
   
Date Place Fiesta/Festival
More info
May
Most towns celebrate May Crosses at some point
More info
2nd Sunday Denia Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados  
3rd Javea Santa Cruz (May Crosses)  
 
   
Date Place Fiesta/Festival
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June
24th June is San Juan (St.John), most towns have celebrations
unusual ones have been listed below
More info
3rd Moraira Corpus Cristi Communion  
9th-12th San Blas, Alicante Moors & Christians  
10th-13th Moraira Moors & Christians  
12th (approx.) Javea Carnival Queen appointed  
15th-17th Javea International Festival  
20th-24th Alicante San Juan Bonfires  
24th Calpe Midsummer Festival  
  Ondara Santísimo Cristo (the Holy Christ)  
End of March Pego Moors & Christians  
29th (Varies) Pego Holy Ecce-Homo patron saint  
       
 
   
Date Place Fiesta/Festival
More info
July
16th July is El Carmen and celebrated in most towns
More info
1st-3rd Pego Moors & Christians  
1st week Moraira Font Santa Festival  
8th Denia Bous a la Mar (Patron Saint)  
15th Pedreguer Sant Bonaventura  
16th-20th Javea Moors & Christians  
16th Javea Sra. del Carmen  
Last weekend Villajoyosa Moors & Christians/Santa Marta  
  Denia Festival of the Holy Blood  
31st Javea Virgin de los Angeles  
25th Pego Saint James  
 
   
Date Place Fiesta/Festival
More info
August    
5th Calpe La Virgin de las Nieves  
5th-9th Alcala de la Jovada Immaculada  
7th Javea Living chess  
7th (5 days) Relleu Saint Albert  
  Gata de Gorgos The Christ of the Calvary  
8th-14th La Vall D'Ebro Festival  
6th-8th Teulada Medieval market  
12th-14th Altozano, Alicante Moors & Christians  
13th-15th Elche Misterio de Elche  
24th-28th Jose Antonio, Alicante Moors & Christians  
  Las Rotes area of Denia San Agustin Fiesta  
17th-23rd Forna (Adsubia) Moors & Christians  
 
   
Date Place Fiesta/Festival
More info
September Bonfire night in Spain (Noche de las Candelas)
More info
4th Moraira Moscatell Festival (grape harvest)  
Last weekend Relleu Virgin of Miracles and Saints Casme and Damian  
End Gata de Gorgos San Miguel (St.Michael) artisan fair  
Last weekend Altea Moors & Christians  
3rd week Xara (Denia) Bull running and carnivals  
25th-26th Teulada Divina Pastora  
31st-8th Oct Javea Virgin de Loreto  
 
   
Date Place Fiesta/Festival
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October
7th October is Our Lady of the Rosary for many towns and includes pilgrimages
9th Valencian Region Regional holiday  
22nd Calpe Santisimo Cristo del Sudor  
21st - 24th Calpe Moors & Christians  
Last week Denia All Saints Day  
 
   
   
Date Place Fiesta/Festival
More info
November    
  Ondara Medieval market  
       
 
   
Date Place Fiesta/Festival
More info
December
December includes Christmas everywhere
More info
First 10 days Alicante Puppet Festival  
8th (1 week) Pedreguer All week celebrations with bull running  
13th Denia Sant Lucia pilgrimage  
24th Everywhere Christmas
More info
31st Everywhere New Year's Eve
More info
 
 
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