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2013 FIESTA DATES
Details of events are subject to change please check at the tourist office in Benidorm old town for a
full list of festivities when you arrive or telephone email them for more details before booking your
holiday.

Dates in red are those which visitors will most enjoy
and are the main celebration days in
Benidorm.

JANUARY 2013
Three Kings 5th - A time for gifts
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Epiphany January 6th
Festes de Sant Antoni 21st
Exaltación  Falla Rincón de Loix 22nd

FEBRUARY 2014
San Valentín Festes del Roser 7th
Carnaval Weekend 9th and 10th
Fiesta - Burying of the Sardines ???

MARCH 2014
Andalucía Day 1st
Cridà Fallas - This is the official inauguration of the Fallas 7th

Fallas 2014 - 14th to the 19th ( 19th Fiesta of " San Jose " )
Learn all about the Valencian Fallas in English
The Valencian fiesta is celebrated in Benidorm with the erection of the Fallas enjoy
Fireworks and concerts. Fallas burnt on 19th and is not to be missed.  A good time to
come to Benidorm for some culture.

Commemoration of the " Vírgen del Sufragio' 16th
COMMEMORATION OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
At the old town church there is an offering flowers. The discovery of the
Patron Saint, the ‘Vírgen del Sufragio' is reenacted as the Virgin is carried
from the beach by the harbour up to the Church.  A hugely moving occasion
with bands and the ringing of the Church bells to announce the arrival of the
blessed Virgin.

EASTER IS APRIL 2014
Semana Santa 2014 (Easter Week)
April 13th (Palm Sunday) to 31st (Day of the Resurrection)
Witness the processions which act out the crucifixion of Jesus with solemn processions at each
important stage of the Easter story.  Processions start and end at the town Church in the old town.  
Check at the
tourist office for full details and times. Book your Easter Holidays or Weekend Break
here.
Feste de la Santa Faç 23rd
Benidorm Fiestas Dates & Guide
Popular fiestas and public holidays in Benidorm.
Fiestas in Benidorm
Benidorm Fiesta
The Benidorm November Fiesta 2014
Starts Saturday November 8th ends Wednesday 12th
+ the unofficial British Fancy Dress Day Thursday the 13th**
Bank Holiday Days are the 10th & 11th (Banks Closed)
Finale starts about 5pm with parade 60+ floats, bands etc starts at 5.30pm
Fireworks Poniente approx 9pm (see below) always after the parade ends.
ALSO SEE BANGER DISPLAY AT 2pm DAILY PLAZA TRIANGULAR
** THESE ARE THE OFFICIAL CONFIRMED DATES FROM THE TOWN HALL

** NOTE Date is set each year according to the weekend of the second Sunday in November
ie; Fiesta starts in 2015 on the Saturday November 7th and in 2016 they start November 12th
Here you will find details of all major Fiestas in Benidorm and
the dates. Please check with the
tourist office for details and
confirmed activities. For a large selection of photos from
various Fiestas see the Benidorm
Fiesta Gallery
Benidorm November Fiestas Videos
Finale Fireworks Display on the Poniente Playa (14/11/2012)
November Fiesta Always Starts the weekend of the 2nd Sunday in November
November Fiesta Benidorm Finale and Big Parade of over 45 floats
Bonfires of Saint John
Easter Fiesta the Blessed Virgin carreid from the old town Church through the streets.
Drummmer boy
The biggest Fiesta of the year.
Copyright © 2014  Real Benidorm Guide - Hotels Holidays Flights- All Rights Reserved ~ Benidorm Fiestas
Christmas in Benidorm a time for Fiestas from mid December until Three Kings on January 5th.
Fiesta House of Andalucía 1st to 3rd
Fiesta del Barrio “Los Carrascos" 1st to 3rd
Fiestas del Barrio “Foietes” 8th to 10th
Saint Isidro 15th

JUNE 2014
Romería del Corpus Casa de Andalucía 10th to 14th
Fogueres de Sant Joan 2012 19th to 24th (Bonfires of Saint John)
Bonfires at La Cala (Gran Bali), Mercado and Park Elx,and Cala Poniente are exhibited.  
Culminates on the 24th when they are all burnt. Four days of contests and fireworks.  Be at La Cala
beach on the night of the 23rd - not to missed.  Thousands of people on the beach with 100´s of
bonfires and at midnight everyone heads into the sea.  See Photos
here

JULY 2014
San Fermín and San Cristobal 7th and 8th
Fiestas de la Virgen del Carmen 19th to 21st (Fishermen Fiesta)
The Patron Saint of sailors is honoured in Benidorm. The recital of verses
by a young girl from the town to the Virgin is one of the most solemn acts of
the festivities. Takes place at the harbour and old town church
San Jaime  25th (The patron saint of Benidorm)       

AUGUST 2014
San Roque 16th
Fiestas del Rincón de Loix 26th

SEPTEMBER 2014
Misa y Procesión Virgen Covadonga 8th
Día de Asturias 8th
Festival Vendimia (Casa de La Mancha) 22nd
Presentación Reinas Fiestas Barrio Imalsa II 28th

OCTOBER 2014
Moors and Christians 2012 celebrated on 3rd to 7th October
A celebration of the invasion and defeat of the Moors by the Christians.
Street parades, fireworks and battles of course. Very colourful
Festes del Roser 6th to 10th
Valencian Community Day 9th Regional Holiday
Día de la Hispanidad - Spain Day 12th National Holiday
Dia de Les Penyes 27th

NOVEMBER 2014
All saints Day 1st ( The day of the dead, when flowers are placed on the graves of
those who have passed. A day of remembrance across Spain)

FESTES MAJORS PATRONALS 2014 (Benidorm Fiesta) 8th to 12th 2013
NOTE: Each year the date is set according to the weekend of the second Sunday in November and
runs from Saturday until the Wednesday fireworks spectacular.  The festivities in honour of the
Patron Saint, the Virgin of the Sufragio and San Jaime Apostle are the most important to the people
of Benidorm. Five days with acts such as the staging of the finding of the Virgin, offerings of
flowers, celebration of the tapestry, a final parade (old town 6pm) of over 50  floats and a huge
fireworks display on the beach.

Musical performances, bell ringing, concerts, street bands and a massive banger display at 2pm
on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday at Plaza Triangular.
THURSDAY is English Fancy Dress Day

WARNING: Parties continue throughout the night and cannons are set of each morning at 8am so
expect little sleep. Do Not Miss The Banger displays at 2pm and last night fireworks.  
If you wish
enjoy Fiesta but stay well away from the noise we recommend the NEW
Villa del Mar Hotel
(Poniente) or the
De Loix Aqua Center Hotel (Rincon de Loix / Levante).  However if you want to
be right in the center of the old town book the low cost
Royal Queens Hotel or 4 star Avenida
Hotel

NOVEMBER FIESTA DATES UNTIL 2015 & 2016 WILL BE:
2015 Fiestas start on November 7th
2016 Fiestas start on November 12th

Festes del Calvari 7th to 11th
Festa de la Carxofa (Artichoke Fiesta) outside the
Royal Queens Hotel 16th to 18th
ends on the Sunday with the burning of a giant (4 meter) Artichoke and banger
display in Plaza Constitución.  One of the strangest Fiestas but great fun!

DECEMBER 2014
(Christmas & New Year festivities start on the 17th until the 6th Jan)
Nativity scene, contests, markets and Christmas concerts.  The end of the year is celebrated at
Plaza Triangular on the 31st where you can enjoy the tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight -
Free Champagne for all.  And on the night of January 5th the 3 Kings procession takes place with a
parade for the children of the town to welcome the Kings who bring presents for all.

NOTE: After enjoying midnight on the 31st head to the old town where you can enjoy a
second new year as the gay bars have their own street party and celebrate the English
new year at 1am - Now an annual street event enjoyed by 1000,s.

Spanish Constitution Day 6th December National Holiday
Festa de la Inmaculada concepción 8th
December 24th Christmas Eve is a time for family gatherings in Spain
December 25th - A normal day in Spain not celebrated as such bars and cafés open
Fin de Año - New years eve - 31st

ALICANTE REGION MUNICIPAL FIESTAS BY TOWN
A to Z List of major town and village Fiesta dates
(please check local press to confirm these dates)
LIST OF REGIONAL FIESTAS
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