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Fiestas in Javea: Jesus Nazareno (Spring 2020)

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The Jesús Nazareno Fiesta in Javea is a traditional fiesta held in honor of "Jesús Nazareno" on the third Sunday of lent. The 2019 Javea fiesta began on Thursday 25th April until Saturday 4th May with the main attractions including 4 nights of "Bous Al Carrer" (bull running) in Placa del Convent, a giant paella, traditional flower crosses contest and flower offering, fireworks, disco party and candlelight procession. You can also enjoy musical and theatrical performances.

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Javea Jesús Nazareno Fiesta 2020

The Jesús Nazareno Fiesta in Javea is a traditional fiesta held in honor of "Jesús Nazareno" on the third Sunday of lent. The 2019 Javea Jesús Nazareno fiesta begins on Thursday 25th April until Saturday 4th May with the main attractions including 4 nights of "Bous Al Carrer" (bull running) in Placa del Convent, a giant paella, traditional flower crosses contest and flower offering, fireworks, disco party and "pujada" candlelight procession to the Ermita del Calvario.

Although St. Sebastian is the Patron Saint of Javea / Xàbia, the Festivities in honour of "Jesús Nazareno" have the strongest popular support and devotion among Xàbia's citizens.

These festivities honour Jesús Nazareno and his image, which was awarded the title of "perpetual mayor" for once saving the population from plague and illness. The programme includes "bous al carrer", the popular (and controversial) bull-running event, the deafening "mascletà" and the traditional competition for decorated flower crosses which spring up around the old town.

La Pujada: Literally meaning "the ascent", the image of Jesús Nazareno is carried back to the blue-domed Ermita del Calvario from the church of San Bartolomé after which a spectacular firework display brings the fiesta of Jesús Nazareno to a close.

On the 2nd of May, it is traditional to visit the streets of the Historical City Centre to look at the colourful "Cruces de Mayo", crosses made out of flowers by the neighbours which win local prizes based on their preparation, originality and beauty.

The 2020 Programme is not yet available. For guidance, please refer to the 2019 Programme provided below.


2019 Programme

THURSDAY 25th APRIL
18:45 - Entrance of the Bulls and Cows in Calle Dr. Borrull.
19:00 - 
BOUS AL CARRER - BULL RUNNING in Placeta del Convent and Ronda Colón.
21:15 - Entrance of the Bulls and Cows in Calle Dr. Borrull.

FRIDAY 26th APRIL
18:45 - Entrance of the Bulls and Cows in Calle Dr. Borrull. 
19:00 - 
BOUS AL CARRER - BULL RUNNING in Placeta del Convent and Ronda Colón.
21:15 - Entrance of the Bulls and Cows in Calle Dr. Borrull.
22:30 - XÀBIA FOLK Festival Music in Plaza de la Constitución from "Korrntzi"

SATURDAY 27th APRIL
17:30 - "Carretones" Bull Head Carts for Children in Placeta del Convent and Ronda Colón.
18:45 - Entrance of the Bulls and Cows in Calle Dr. Borrull. 
19:00 - BOUS AL CARRER - BULL RUNNING in Placeta del Convent and Ronda Colón.
19:00 - XÀBIA FOLK FESTIVAL- Music in Plaza de la Consitución from "Rasanya"
21:15 - Entrance of the Bulls and Cows in Calle Dr. Borrull.
22:30 - XÀBIA FOLK FESTIVAL Music in Plaza de la Constitución from "Aljibe"

SUNDAY 28th APRIL
10:30 - Valencian Pilota: Lliga Comarcal Raspall (Xàbia B v Xaló) in the Trinquet de Xàbia.
11:30 - Valencian Pilota: Autonàmic Raspall (Xàbia v Ontintent) in the Trinquet de Xàbia.
12:00 - "Carretones" Bull Head Carts for Children in Placeta del Convent and Ronda Colón.
12:00 - XÀBIA FOLK FESTIVAL Music in the Ermita del Popúl from "Mujeres Con Raiz"
18:45 - Entrance of the Bulls and Cows in Calle Dr. Borrull.
19:00 - 
BOUS AL CARRER - BULL RUNNING in Placeta del Convent and Ronda Colón.
21:15 - Entrance of the Bulls and Cows in Calle Dr. Borrull.
22:30 - Theatre performance 
in Plaza de la Constitución from Grup de Teatre Tot Rist "¿Coneixes a ta muller?" 

TUESDAY 30th APRIL
19:00 - Triduum to Jesús Nazareno, sang by the Coro Parroquial.
20:00 - Theatre performance 
in the Plaza de la Constitución from Grupo de Teatro Artescena de Jubicam: "Diez Horas con Sueño"
22:00 - Charity Concert 
in the church of San Bartolomé from the orchestra and band of the "Centre del Artístic de Musical de Xàbia"

WEDNESDAY 1st MAY - CHILDREN'S DAY
08:30 - Wake Up Parade "despertà" with the children of Xàbia through the streets of the historic centre. Afterwards, in the Plaza de la Constitución, snacks offered by Mas y Mas and then the opening of the children's play park and cart rides.
09:30 - Wake Up Parade "despertà" with the Colla del Grup de Danses Portitxol.
13:30 - GIANT PAELLA available to all in Parque Montaner.
19:00 - Triduum to Jesús Nazareno, sang by the Coro Parroquial.
20:00 - TOUR OF THE FLOWER CROSSES with the Brotherhood and Council Members, music by Tuna de Xàbia.

THURSDAY 2nd MAY
11:00 - Visit to the Day Centre in the village with a gift for each person.
11:30 - Visit to the Fundación-Asilo Hermanos Cholbi with a gift for each person.
12:00 - Ringing of the Church Bells.
19:00 - Triduum to Jesús Nazareno, sang by the Coro Parroquial.
20:15 - TRADITIIONAL FLOWER OFFERING PARADE from Plaza de la Marina Alta to the church of San Bartolomé.
22:00 - Theatre Performance 
in the Plaza de la Constitución from Grupo de Teatro Telón-Eros "Ocas Locas"  

FRIDAY 3rd MAY - THE ASCENT OF JESÚS NAZARENO
07:30 - General Ringing of the Church Bells
08:00 - Wake Up Parade "despertà" with the band of the "Centre Artìstic Musical de Xàbia"
12:00 - TRADITIONAL MASS sang by the Coro Parroquial de Aduanas, followed by MASCLETÀ in the Plaza de la Constitución.
19:00 - SPECIAL MASS followed by the solemn candelit procession carrying the image of Jesús Nazareno, with the band of the "Centre Artìstic Musicial de Xàbia" and finishing with a firework display in the Plaza de la Constitución.

SATURDAY 4th MAY
19:30 - TRADITIONAL MASS in the church of San Bartolomé.
20:00 - Stand Up Comedy performmance "Final Dijous de Comèdia"
22:30 - Mobile Disco in the Plaza de la Constitución.

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