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Alicante Festivities

JANUARY
NEW YEAR CONCERT
PROCESSION OF THE THREE WISE MEN:
Parade of Floats
PORRATE DE SAN ANTON
Street Market. Blessing of Animals

FEBRUARY
CARNIVAL:
Street Parades. Masked Balls. Competitions.

MARCH/APRIL
EASTER WEEK:
Processions. Exhibitions.
MONAS DE PASCUA:
Countryside outings to eat the typical Easter cake (mona).
"PEREGRINA" DE LA SANTA FAZ.
Two Thursdays after Easter Thursday. Pilgrimage to the Santa Faz Monastery.
ALICANTE ARTISTS WINTER EXHIBITION.

MAY
CRUCES DE MAYO:
Santa Cruz neighbourhood. Floral crosses. Floral decoration of streets. Procession. Competitions. Games. Fireworks.

JUNE
MOORS AND CHRISTIANS:
San Blas neighbourhood. Embajada. Entraetas. Alardo (all events related to the Moors and Christian battles). Dancing and festivities. Parades.
HOGUERAS DE SAN JUAN:
Declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest (20th to 29th June). Plantà (large papier-mâché and wooden statues are set in place). Parades. Flower Offerings. Bulls. Cremà (the statues are set alight and burnt). Fireworks competition on Postiguet Beach.
MEDIEVAL MARKET:
Alicante Old Quarter. During the last week of the month of June.

JULY
VIRGEN DEL CARMEN:
Tabarca Island. Dancing and festivities. Procession. Fireworks.
NOCHES DEL CASTILLO
(suppers and concerts in St. Bárbara Castle)

AUGUST
PATRON SAINT FESTIVITIES - VIRGEN DEL REMEDIO.
Alborada (concert). Procession with the Virgin. Theatre. Fireworks. Concerts and recitals. Open-air shows.
MOORS AND CHRISTIANS - VIRGEN DE LA ASUNCIÓN:
Altozano neighbourhood. Entradas. Embajada.
Alardo (all events related to the Moors and Christian battles) Dancing and festivities.
MOORS AND CHRISTIANS:
José Antonio neighbourhood. Entradas. Embajada. Alardo. (all events related to the Moors and Christian battles), Dancing and festivities
NOCHES DEL CASTILLO.
(suppers and concerts in St. Bárbara Castle)

SEPTEMBER
VIRGEN DEL SOCORRO:
Raval Roig neighbourhood. Procession. Gastronomic competitions. Games. Dancing and festivities. Fireworks.
ALICANTE NATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL. INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC.

NOVEMBER
EXHIBITION OF SPANISH THEATRE BY CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS.

DECEMBER
INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FESTIVAL (FESTITITERES).

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