Benidorm Fallas

Benidorm Fallas

The Fallas is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of San José (Saint Joseph) in the Valencian Community. The word Fallas (or Falles in Valenciano) can refer either to the celebrations themselves or to the giant, colourful papier-mâché effigies which are eventually burnt on the final night of the celebrations.

Duration

4 Days

Runs

15-19 March

Departing

15-19 March

The Fallas is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of San José (Saint Joseph) in the Valencian Community. The word Fallas (or Falles in Valenciano) can refer either to the celebrations themselves or to the giant, colourful papier-mâché effigies which are eventually burnt on the final night of the celebrations.

During the Fallas, you’ll see many people wearing the traditional dress of regional, historic costumes.

Each neighbourhood has its own “Casal Faller” which is a group that gets together throughout the year to hold fundraising parties and to build their giant effigy  for the final celebrations. Benidorm has three of these commissions; two in the Old Town and one in the Rincón de Loix. The celebrations take place between 15th and 19th March every year, with nightly street parties, fire bangers, live music, bands, colourful parades and much more.

Programme of Events – Benidorm Fallas 2018 
We’ll update this with 2019 programme as soon as we have it.

 

FRIDAY, 16TH MARCH: COMMEMORATION OF THE FOUNDING OF THE VIRGIN.

05:45 h. Opening of the Church of San Jaime y Santa Ana with the 21 salvoes and bell ringing in honour to the Virgin of the Suffrage, at Plaza de San Jaime.

06:00 h. Procession of the Virgin around the Old Town and a visit to the beaches, to end with the traditional verse to the Virgin.

07:00 h. Thanksgiving Mass, in honour to the Virgin. When that ends, there will be chocolate and cake for all the people present.

12:00 h. Bell ringing at the Church of San Jaime y Santa Ana.

20:00 h. Mass at the Church of San Jaime y Santa Ana, sung by the choir of “La Barqueta” accompanied by the organist Rafael Domenech.

 

SATURDAY, 17TH MARCH

10:30 h. Parade of the band “L´Illa de Benidorm”, by the streets around the Falla “Rincón de Loix”. Afterwards,

parade of Falla “Rincón de Loix” to visit Falla “Benidorm Centro” and then, both Fallas, (around 12:30h) will go marching to Falla “Els Tolls”, to pay them a visit.

12:00 h. Parade of Falla “Els Tolls”, around their quarter.

17:00 h. Parade of Falla “Rincón de Loix” around their quarter.

17:00 h. Parade of Falla “Els Tolls” to visit Falla “Benidorm Centro” and, afterwards, (around 18:00h) both Fallas will go visit the Falla “Rincón de Loix”.

24:00 h. Nocturnal parade, of Falla “Benidorm Centro”, around their quarter.

 

SUNDAY 18TH MARCH

08:00. "DESPERTÀ" (waking up by the sound of firecrackers and music), in the streets surrounding the “Falla Rincón de Loix” and Falla “Els Tolls”.

12:00 h. Parade of the Falla “Rincón de Loix”, and the Falla “Els Tolls”, around their respective quarters.

12:30 h. Parade of the Falla “Benidorm Centro”, around their quarter.

18:00 h. FLOWER OFFERING to the Virgin of the Suffrage and Saint James, with the participation of the

three Fallas. They will meet at Av. Europa / Av. Mediterráneo.

ITINERARY: Mediterráneo, Martínez Alejos, Plaza de la Cruz, Alameda del Alcalde Pedro Zaragoza, Mayor and Plaza de San Jaime.

 

SUNDAY 19TH MARCH: SAINT JOSEPH´S DAY

08:00 – 08:30 h. "DESPERTÀ", on the streets surrounding the three Fallas.

12:00 h. Falla Rincón. Religious service, in honour of Saint Joseph at Nuestra Señora del Mar Church.

Falla Els Tolls: Religious service, in honour of Saint Joseph at Buen Pastor Church (time not set yet).

13:00 h. Falla “Benidorm Centro”. Religious service, in honour of Saint Joseph, at Saint James Church.

14:00 h. MAGNIFICENT "MASCLETÁ" (firecrackers sound show) at Falla “Benidorm Centro” (Plaza de la Hispanidad), Falla “Els Tolls” (Tomás Ortuño street) and Falla “Rincón de Loix” (Av. Mediterráneo).

18:00 h. BIG PARADE OF FLOATS, with the participation of the three Fallas.

ITINERARY: Juan Fuster Zaragoza avenue, Mediterráneo avenue, Plaza Triangular, ending at Esperanto street.

23:00 h. "CREMÁ" (Bonfire) of the children Fallas: Benidorm Centro, Rincón de Loix and Els Tolls.

00:00 h. "CREMÁ" of  the Falla “Rincón de Loix”.

00:30 h. "CREMÁ" of the Falla “Benidorm”.

01:00 h. "CREMÁ" of the Falla “Els Tolls”.

Duration

4 Days

Runs

15-19 March

Departing

15-19 March.

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