Festivities in City of Valencia

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    The anniversary of the Reconquest of Valencia by King Jaume I is celebrated with a civic parade presided over by the "Reial Senyera". The 9th is also the feast of San Dionís, a special day for thos...

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  • Img 1: Fallas
    The beginning of spring fills the city with over seven hundred wood and cardboard "monuments", figures representing humorous and satirical themes. The 15th is the "plantà",....
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    On 17th January, people line up with their pets to receive the saint's blessing. There is a cavalcade, and then the distribution of loaves and the blessed garrofes to all those present.

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  • Imagen festividad San Vicente Mártir

    On 22nd January the Valencians celebrate their Patron Saint's Day. Vicente was a young deacon who was martyred in Valencia in the year 304 by the order of the Emperor Diocleciano, who awoke great f...

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    The streets of Valencia become one immense garden of beautiful crosses decorated with flowers set all over the city.

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  • Img 1: THE SAN VICENTE FERRER FESTIVITY

    Prolonging Holy Week, altars are set up in streets and squares in Valencia commemorating the feast of San Vicente Ferrer, the patron saint of the Region canonised by the setabense Calixto III. It i...

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  • Img 1: THE MARE DE DÉU DELS DESAMPARATS  FESTIVITY

    On the second Sunday of May Valencia celebrates the feast of the Virgen de los Desamparados, the Patron Saint of the city. There is great devotion for this Virgin Mary, whom the Valencians...

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  • Img 1: HOLY WEEK CELEBRATIONS

    In those quarters nearest the sea, the Sailors' Holy Week is celebrated, a festivity that goes back to XV century. There are three main events, the Gathering of the Palms, the Procession of the Pla...

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  • Img 1: THE CRISTO DE LA SALUT FESTIVITY

    In the outlying area of El Palmar, the festivity held in honour of Cristo de la Salut has as its main act the transporting of the statue to the middle of the lake so as to bless the waters, and in....

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  • Img 1: THE CORPUS CHRISTI  FESTIVITY

    Street pipers, giant puppet heads and folk-dance groups all take part in the parade that invites us to participate in celebrating Corpus Christi. The main figure is "La Moma" who represents the vir...

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