Fiesta calendar for Finestrat
(all dates are approximate)
The Three Kings - Procession and distribution of presents to the children.
Throughout Spain the week of Easter (Semana Santa) is celebrated with somber religious processions, usually entailing 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.
AUGUST 20th - 24th
Fiestas in honour of the Patron Saint Bartolome - 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.
SEPTEMBER 17th - 19th
Fiestas in honour of the tourists which are held at the beach. Festivities include children's entertainment, music and dancing and parades.