Low-key fiestas for Benidorm

TRADITIONAL DANCE: Benidorm’s fiestas queens and attendants perform the Ball del Peut Photo credit: Benidorm town hall

BENIDORM organised scaled-down festivities in honour of the town’s patron saint, San Jaime.
This fiesta is usually held in late July but had to delayed until the last weekend in August, owing to the health situation, the town hall explained.
The celebrations began last Saturday with the traditional offering of flowers, after which the organisers revealed the official poster for Benidorm’s principal fiestas, which will be held between November 13 and 17.
Sunday saw an equally traditional “mascleta,” a daytime fireworks display featuring noise, not colour.
This was followed in the evening by an outdoor Mass in the plaza in front of the town hall that was attended by the Benidorm’s mayor, Toni Perez, councillors, the Benidorm-born MP Agustin Almodobar and the presidents of the town’s fiestas committees.
Also present were the fiestas queens and their attendants who later performed the customary Ball del Peuet dance after Mass.
The celebrations came to an end at 10.30pm with a massive fireworks display on the Levante beach.

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Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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