Benissa Patron Saint Fiesta

Benissa will be honour their patron saint, the Puríssima Xiqueta, from the 26th April to the 5th May 2019 and the opening speeches will take place on the 13th April. The programme is packed full with all sorts of events including parades, mascletas, live music, giant paella, horse and carriage parade, running of the bulls and several firework displays.

Saturday 13th April
19:00 Festers parade accompanied by music bands and the xirimiters pipe and drum group
21:00 Opening speech in the Church followed by Benissa’s hymn, followed by fireworks
 
Thursday 25th April
22:30 Festeros parade through the streets to see the festival decorations
 
Friday 26th April
21:00 Festeros parade accompanied by music bands and the xirimiters pipe and drum band.
22:00 Gathering of authorities and Fiesta Queens of the neighbouring towns in the Plaza del Portal.
22:30 Coronation ceremony
 
Saturday 27th April
13:00 Murtle parade with horses, carriages and the music bands.
19:00 Flower offering parade starting from the Plaza del Convento, accompanied by the traditional dancing group L’Esbart Dansaire, followed by a dance show in the Plaza Rey Jaime I.
00:30 Firework display.
 
Sunday 28th April
08:00 Early morning parade with ringing of the church bells.
10:00 Parade of the festeros, mayorales and clavariesas parade accompanied by the pipe and drum band.
14:00 Mascletas in the Paseo Dolors Piera.
19:00 Mass followed by a Procession in honour of the Puríssima Xiqueta and a spectacular firework display.
 
Monday 29th April
08:00 Early morning parade with ringing of the church bells
10:00 Parade of the festeros, mayorales and clavariesas parade accompanied by the pipe and drum.
14:00 Mascletas in the Paseo Dolores Piera.
18.00 Carnival Parade with floats, children entertainment and music by the pipe and drum parade.
00:00 Traditional song in honour of the Puríssima Xiqueta at the house where Joan Vives lived, in Calle Puríssima followed by a 1km long string of fire crackers.
00:30 Grand Night Time Masclets in the Dolores Piera Park
 
Tuesday 30th April
08:00 Early morning parade of the ladies accompanied by the charanga band.
14:00 Paella Competition in the Paseo Dolores Piera
17:30 Fun Parade accompanied by music bands. Route: Plaza Portal del Ayuntamiento, C/ Puríssima, Plaza Rey Jaume I, C/ Dr. Vicente Buigues, C/ Pare Melchor, C/ Sant Nicolau, C/ Sant Josep, C/ Bilbao and Escuelas Viejas
 
Wednesday 1st May
18:30 Running of the Cattle
23:30 Running of the Cattle
 
Thursday 2nd May
19:00 Running of the Cattle
23:30 Running of the Cattle
 
Friday 3rd May
10:00 Running of the Cattle
19:00 Running of the Cattle
23:30 Running of the Cattle
00:00 Correfocs
 
Saturday 4th May
09:00 Running of the Cattle
14:00 Giant Paella in the Glorieta Joaquin Piera with live music
18:00 Running of the Cattle
20:00 Running of the Cattle
 
Sunday 5th May
08:00 Early morning parade with firecrackers.
10:00 Festeros, mayorales & clavariesas parade accompanied with music.
14:00 Mascletas in Dolores Piera square.
Benissa Patron Saint Fiesta Puríssima Xiqueta 26th April - 5th May 2019
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