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Virgen Del Carmen Fiesta Calpe - July 2018


Sailors celebrate a big festival to honour their patron saint, the Virgen del Carmen, the Cofradía de Pescadores (Fishermen’s Association) organises the different events.


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July 2018


Puerto de Calpe

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July 2018

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Sailors celebrate a big festival to honour their patron saint, the Virgen del Carmen. The "Cofradía de Pescadores" (Fishermen’s Association) organises the different events. This fiesta has been celebrated in Calpe since 1940.

The programme for 2017 - 2018 yet to be confirmed

Saturday 15th July 2017

09:00h     1st RONDA and DOMINOES championships in memory of PEDRO FERRER “EL TAFOL”
                Location: fish market facilities.
                Registrations: same day of the event in the port facilities.
10:30h      Water games at the fishing port area (water mattresses).
11:30h      Greasy poles (cucañas), including different games (no age limit):
                In all cases, the winner and second-placed will be awarded.
13:00h      RONDA and DOMINOES award presentation.

NOTE: Snacks and food at economic price. Bar service will be managed by the capitanía mora (FILA TUAREG) and capitanía cristiana (Filá CONTRABANDISTAS) 2017. All activities will be accompanied by the band “XIRIMITERS DEL CARELLOT”, from Calpe.

14:30h    Fellowship lunch for the whole seafarer community at restaurant PLAYA.
17:00h    Enjoying the “TARDEO” (early night time), entertained with the xaranga “REAL DE GANDIA”.
              Afterwards, live music by the “DIAMONDS” orchestra. Drinks will be served in the bar until 23:00h.

Sunday 16th July 2017

11:30h     Meeting of authorities (local festival committee, festival queen and ladies, seafarer community
               and invited guests) at Plaça Mariners to attend the Mass (church Nuestra Señora de las Nieves)
12:00h     Solemn mass, accompanied by the “Rondalla de Calp”.
               At the end of the Mass, a “MASCLETÁ”, will be displayed at Plaza Mayor (held by Dragon Pyrotechnics).
               Afterwards, an appetiser will be served to al guests in the Bar “Casa de Cultura”.
18:00h     Great “Pelota Valenciana” (valencian ball) match (category: “Raspall”).
20:00h     Traditional floral offering to the SANTÍSIMA VIRGEN DEL CARMEN at the fishing port area.
               Seafarer community and devotees are kindly requested to carry flower bunches.
               Then, the PROCESIÓN MARINERA (seafarer procession) will take place at the port,
               accompanied by the bands “XIRIMITERS DEL CARELLOT” and “UNIÓN MUSICAL CALP IFACH”.
               After the procession, an oration will be prayed and the Calpe Rowing Club will carry a flower crown,
               which will be thrown offshore, in the memory of the dead seafarers.
22:30h     Fireworks display, held by Dragon Pyrotechnics.

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