Carnivals & Fiestas

28th April 3rd May   Festival of Jesus Nazareno

During this festival the statue of Jesus is relocated from the Calvari Hermitage to the San Bartolome Church and then returned again on 3rd May.

Last 2 weeks in June Fogueres de san Joan

During this festival large papier mache figures are made of famous people. These large figures are burnt on 24th June during the feast of San Juan. Locals have small bonfires throughout this festival.

End of July    Moros y cristianos

This literally means Moors and Christians. This festival is celebrated in colourful costumes with mock battles and parades.

Last week in August First week in September    Festival in honour of Our Lady of Loreto

This is Javea's main annual festival. The Port of Javea houses a temporary spectator stand which overlooks a small man-made beach. A single firework prompts the release of up to 6 bulls onto the small man-made beach. Locals run around attracting the attention of the bulls. Their intention is to bait the bull to the water's edge and for the bull to fall in the sea. It is rare a bull ends up in the sea, it is usually the locals! A large temporary bar area is set up alongside the bull run where you can enjoy a drink and some freshly cooked sardines while watching the show. Music plays a big part of all the Spanish fiestas and the festival is closed with a firework display in the Port.

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