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Fiestas in Calpe: "Virgen de las Nieves" (July/August 2020)

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The Virgen de las Nieves is a Fiesta in Calpe, Spain, that involves the offering of flowers, a mass, and a procession, all in honour of the Virgen de las Nieves. The fiesta also includes open-air balls, a firework display, a parade (with floats and costumes), and bull running.

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July/August 2020

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Calpe

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July/August 2020

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  • Children's activities
  • Live concerts
  • Live music
  • Local fiestas

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Virgen de Las Nieves

During the Calpe fiesta, Vigen de las Nieves, Calpe becomes all fireworks and gun powder. It’s about festivals and tradition, culture and art. Fireworks will illuminate the city during the Virgen de las Nieves as Calpe lives and breathes its festivals.

The Virgen de las Nieves is organised by the Festivals Committee to honour the patron saint of Calpe, the Virgen de las Nieves. The main emblems of the festival are the queen and her courts, made up by four generations: children, juniors, adults and elders. This fiesta has been celebrated in Calpe since 1940.

The details of the 2020 fiesta are not yet available. For guidance, please refer to the below information on the 2019 fiesta.


2019 Programme

Wednesday 31st July: Opening The Fiesta
13:00   Bell ringing of church bells and firecrackers set off to our Patron Saint "Virgen de las Nieves".
19:30   Concentration at parque Arco Iris
20:00   "Entrada de la Murta" (a procession down streets strewn with myrtle) accompanied by band music. The route is from the Plaza Arco Iris to Plaza Miguel Roselló.
21:30   "Crida a la Festa" (festival opening speech), and the switching on of the fiesta lights by the Queens of the Fiestas from the Town Hall Balcony.
23:30   Musical performance by 'SEVEN CRASHERS' en la Plaza Mayor.

Thursday 1st August: Youth Day
10:00   "Despertà" for children (a morning parade through the streets throwing rockets) from the Plaza dels Mariners along several streets of the town.
11:00   Water games at "El Parque de la Creatividad".
18:00 Children's Play area at the Plaza Mayor
23:30  Concert by 'FRECUENCIA' at the Plaza Mayor.
02:00 Mobile Disco at the Plaza Mayor.

Friday 2nd August: "Día del Fadrí"
10:30   Parade from Plaza Mariners to Plaza Miguel Roselló.
11:00   Takeover of the Town Hall and change of "Vara de Mando" to Festeros for one day.
18:00   "Cucañas" at Calle Llibertat.
20:00   Musical performance by 'MAGO YUNKE' at the Plaza Mayor.
23:30   Macro Disco-Movil by 'Baccanali' at the Plaza Mayor.

Saturday 3rd August: Night for the Groups
10:00   "Despertà" for children (a morning parade through the streets throwing rockets) from the Plaza dels Mariners along several streets of the town.
11:00  Water games at "El Parque de la Creatividad".
18:00 Children's Play area at the Plaza Mayor
21:00 Concert by the Stuttgart Children's orchestra in the Casa de Cultura
23:30 Musical performance by "NEW LIMIT" in the Plaza Mayor

Sunday 4th August: Night for the Groups
13:00   Bell ringing of church bells.
17:30   Traditional parade with the committee around the town and picking up of authorities.
20:30   Offering of flowers to our Patron Saint Virgen de las Nieves.
23:30   Musical performance by 'LA PATO' at the Plaza Mayor.
00:30   Night time fireworks at the Plaza Mayor.



Monday 5th August: Day of "Virgen de las Nieves"
11:30   Music parade with the committee around the town and picking up of authorities.
12:30   Holy Mass to honour "Nuestra Señora la Virgen de las Nieves".
14:00   "Mascletà" (fireworks) by Pirotecnia Hermanos Caballer.
19:30   Parade with the committee around the town and picking up of authorities. Solemn procession to honour Nuestra Señora la Virgen de las Nieves.
23:55   Large Firework Display at the beach - amazing aquatic fireworks (event organised by the Department of Fiestas).
00:30   Disco by 'LA TRIBU' at the Plaza Mayor.

Tuesday 6th August: Day of San Salvador
19:30   Parade with the committee around the town and picking up of authorities.
20:30   Holy Mass in the Hermitage of Salvador. Afterwards, "Picaeta" will be offered.

Sunday 11th August
20:30   Large Procession (to finish the festival) through the town from the Calle Benissa to the Plaza Colón.

NOTE: From the 6th to the 12th of August, the fiesta's bull running will be taking place. Please refer to the Independent Bous al Carrer programme for more information about this event.


Fiestas in Calpe: 'Virgen de las Nieves' (July/August 2020)

Fiestas in Calpe: 'Virgen de las Nieves' (July/August 2020)

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