Fiesta calendar for Villajoyosa
(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.
MAY - dates vary
Fiestas in commemoration of the Tears of Santa Marta. Festivities include processions and flower offering.
As a maritime town, Our Lady of Mt Carmelo, the Patron Saint of the sailors is celebrated, with a procession in the port and games on the sea.
JULY 24th - 31st
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.
The Feast of the Archangel Michael is celebrated in the quarter of the Chapel of San Antonio.