All creatures great and small in Teulada-Moraira, Costa Blanca

ANNUAL RITUAL: Blessing pets and animals in Teulada. Photo credit: Teulada Moraira town hall

TEULADA-MORAIRA holds its San Antonio fiestas this Saturday and Sunday, January 18th and 19th.
The celebrations in honour of the patron saint of animals and classed as Fiestas of Cultural Interest, are organised by the Colla El Falço association and the Santa Caterina parish church with collaboration from Teulada-Moraira’s town hall and other groups.
The fiestas begin with the setting up of the traditional San Antonio bonfire in Plaza del Porchein Teuladaon Saturday at 12 noon, followed by bell-ringing at 1pm. At 6.30pm the streets will be filled with music and drama, with a street parade that includes pupils from the Teulada-Moraira Drama School taking the parts of the Sant Antoni fiends.
The bonfire will be lit once the parade ends with sweet mistela wine and cocamaria cake for all present. On Sunday at 12 noon, there will be a procession from the San Vicentechapel, taking San Antonio’s statute to the Santa Catalina church for the blessing of the animals at 12.30pm and distribution of the traditional SanAntonio anis-flavoured pastries.
Caption: ANNUAL RITUAL: Blessing pets and animals in TeuladaPhoto credit: Teulada-Moraira town ha

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