Festes al Carrer: Sant Antoni del Porquet

Festes al Carrer: Sant Antoni del Porquet

The feast day of San Antonio originally stems from the Christianisation of the ancient pre-Christian ceremonies and cults dedicated to pastoral divinities that were the protectors of the animals that were useful in field labour. Thus, San Antonio guarantees the fertility and the protection of the animals, as well as that of the flocks, and reinforces their importance in the agricultural world. The blessing of the animals reflects some popular beliefs that go beyond strict devotion. Elements of the feast day: el porquet de Sant Antoni (the little pig of Sant Antoni), the dragging and the bonfires, the representations of the life of the saint, the devils and the San Antonio pastries...

  • Details:
  • Town: Castellón de la Plana
  • Start date: 16/01/2016
  • End date: 17/01/2016
  • Fin de semana más próximo al día 17, festividad de San Antonio

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