Fiestas in the Costa Blanca

A fiesta is a party, a celebration, a thanksgiving. To a Spaniard, it symbolises the town in which they were born: its Patron Saint; its culture. Therefore fiestas are important to places, to individuals and to families, and so they're celebrated!

There are so many wonderful fiestas celebrated in the Costa Blanca that you are bound to see one whatever time of year you travel. There are elaborately decorated and traditional costumes, re-enactments of historical battles, some of the loudest and most colourful fireworks you will ever see and hear, and lots of delicious (and sometimes free) food and drink for all.

We've included a list of all the important fiestas in each village / town description where appropriate, so there really is no excuse for not rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in to one of the most enchanting and important areas of Spanish culture.

Here are some of the most important and most fun:

March 16th - 19th - Moros y Cristianos - the Moors and Christians Festival - in the Villafranqueza District of Alicante.

19th March - Fallas de San José - Feast of St. Joseph in Calpe.

Two Thursdays after Easter Sunday - Peregrina de la Santa Faz - Santa Faz Pilgrimages in Alicante.

June 9th - 12th - Moros y Cristianos - the Moors and Christians Festival - in the San Blas District of Alicante.

20th - 24th June - The Hogueras de San Juan - the Bonfires of St. John in Alicante.

16th - 20th July - Moros y Cristianos - the Moors and Christians Festival in Javea.

Last week in July - Moros y Cristianos - the Moors and Christians Festival in Villajoyosa.

12th - 14th August - Castell de L'Olla in Altea.

August 12th - 16th - Moros y Cristianos - the Moors and Christians Festival - in the Altozano District of Alicante.

13th to 15th August - Misterio de Elche - Mystery of Elche.

August 24th - 28th - Moros y Cristianos - the Moors and Christians Festival - in the José Antonio District of Alicante.

Last week in September - Moros y Cristianos - the Moors and Christians Festival in Altea.

21st to 24th October - Moros y Cristianos - the Moors and Christians Festival in Calpe.

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