Category: Fiestas

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Fiestas – SAN JUAN FIESTA JUNE 23RD The San Juan Fiesta is held every year to celebrate the shortest night and the longest day of the year and marks the beginning of summer. This is an old Pagan ritual based on fire and water. It originated in the neighboring city of Alicante and dates back to…
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Benidorm Fiesta Dates for 2019

BENIDORM FIESTA 2019 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY BENIDORM FIESTA DATES FOR 2019 (All dates are approximate, please double check with your travel agent before booking your holiday). Benidorm has about 55 Fiestas every year so far too many to list, here are the main ones. Fiesta Dates for 2020 can be found HERE January 6th –…
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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE IN BENIDORM December 1 – Benidorm town hall is the scene for the traditional lighting of Christmas lights including the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 18.30. There will be kids stuff, music and fireworks during the evening. Main lighting displays start to be switched on from the week after. Childrens can enjoy…
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November Fiesta Schedule

NOVEMBER FIESTA SCHEDULE – Fiestas Patronales Benidorm Benidorm honours its two patron saints, the Virgen del Sufragio and San Jaime apostle, with the annual “Fiestas Patronales” local fiestas. The streets are transformed for the entire event with floral decorations, lively musicians, open-air theatre, firework displays and religious parades. Benidorm Fiestas 2018 start Friday 9th November and…
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Benidorm Pink Weekend – 23rd – 26th May, Schedule of Events

Benidorm Pink Weekend – 23rd – 26th May, Schedule of Events Think Pink, Think Benidorm, Think BENIDORM PINK WEEKEND! EVERYONE WELCOME! Get your Summer off to a pre-pride season bang with the 72-hour party that is Benidorm Pink Week.  All these events take place in the Old Town. It’s back, it’s bigger, it’s brighter, it’s…
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Benidorm Fiesta Dates 2020

BENIDORM FIESTA DATES – 2020  BENIDORM FIESTA DATES FOR 2020 (All dates are subject to change) Benidorm has about 55 Fiestas every year so far too many to list, many of the smaller local fiestas will not be publicised until after the event but here are the main fiestas to look out for. During EVERY…
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Fiestas in MARCH

FIESTAS IN MARCH CARNIVAL Dates for this event are dictated by when Easter falls, the Parades always take place on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday, so this years carnival dates are 2nd to 5th March. The main day on which the carnival celebrations are concentrated, is Saturday 2nd: CHILDRENS CARNIVAL Concentration at 10:00 in the C…
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Fiestas – Saint Patrick´s Day in Benidorm

Fiestas – Saint Patrick´s Day in Benidorm MARCH 17th – The day when Benidorm turns into a sea of green fancy dress outfits. St Patrick´s day FACTS 1. What Do We Celebrate On St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day started out as a feast day for St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. A feast…
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November Fiestas in Pictures

November Fiestas in Pictures Please be patient and give this page time to load, it does contain 100´s of photos.  15th November 2018 – Fancy Dress Day   November 2017 Photos kindly provided by Benidorm Seriously Facebook Members.


All Saints Day in Spain (Todos Los Santos) takes place on November 1st. It is a very important national public holiday when people from all over the country return to their town or village to lay flowers on the graves of deceased relatives. There are few religious days that mean quite so much to the…
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Public Holidays in October

Public Holiday in October October 9th – Day of the Valencian Community This is not a national holiday but one for the whole Valencian Region, of which Benidorm is part of, it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. Most stores are closed, although some bakers and food stores…
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Fiestas – Moors and Christians Fiesta

BENIDORM´S MOORS AND CHRISTIANS FIESTA 2018 3rd OCTOBER TO 7th OCTOBER Streets decked out like the Middle Ages, magnificent processions, exciting mock battles…This is the festival of Moors and Christians: days filled with magic, legend and spectacle. this festival recreates the historic clash between two cultures. The festival of Moors and Christians is a very…
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Benidorm Oktoberfest 4th – 14th October

Benidorm Oktoberfest 2018 – 4th – 14th October Oktoberfest 2018 will be longer this year, starting on Thursday, 4 October and finishing on Sunday 14, coinciding with the Spanish national bank holiday weekend. There will be a giant tent set up in the Square next to the town hall in the old town where there will…
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Benidorm Pride, September 3rd to 9th 2018

Benidorm Pride, September 3rd -9th 2018 SCHEDULE of EVENTS for this years Pride Now in its 8th year, the festival has quickly grown to become a week long event, focusing on the key ingredients that make Benidorm so unique and is now recognised as the European Summer Closing Pride. Monday 3 September Parties organised by…
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Fiestas – Altea Castell de l’Olla Fireworks

Fiestas – Altea Castell de l’Olla Fireworks The Castell de l’Olla firework display is held in honour of San Lorenzo Fiesta, on the second Saturday in August every year. This year it will take place on Saturday 11th August 2018. This FREE event is one of the largest firework displays in Europe and has had…
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Fiestas – EASTER (Semana Santa) in Benidorm

Fiestas – EASTER (Semana Santa) in Benidorm This highly religious festival is recognised and commemorated in every city, town and mountain village throughout Spain, and is as important as Christmas is. The varias cofradias and hermandads, (brotherhoods)  will have been preparing and practicing for months for their displays of piety and devotion to God in…
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