Fiesta calendar for Callosa d'en Sarria
(all dates are approximate)
Los Reyes Magos - The Three Kings. Procession and distribution of presents to the children.
APRIL - EASTER
Throughout Spain the week of Easter (Semana Santa) is celebrated with sombre religious processions, usually entailling an effigy of Jesus on the Cross being carried through the streets followed by mourners wearing black and carrying candles. Spaniards of all ages take part and one cannot help being struck by the sense of community and dedication to tradition that the celebrations reflect.
JULY 25th - 27th
Main town fiesta. Each town has its Patron Saint and a fiesta is held in their honour which usually last one week. During this time the towns commercial activity virtually shuts down as celebrations go on practically 24 hours a day. Festivities include processions, dancing in the streets, live music, sporting events and firework displays.
OCTOBER - dates vary - usually the second week
Moors and Christians Fiesta. - This festival is celebrated all over Spain as their history is deeply rooted in the battles which took place over control of Spain in the 13th to 15th century. Each fiesta is a theatrical performance with participants dressed in elaborate and expensive costumes depicting both sides of the battle. The music played by the live orchestras is especially composed for the fiesta and is very dramatic. Battles are re-enacted using replicas of the weapons used so it can become a little noisy.