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La Mare de Déu de la Salut Festival


Contact details

Algemesí, Valencia  (Valencia)


La Mare de Déu de la Salut Festival


Timetables

From Sep 7, 2018 to Sep 8, 2018

La Mare de Déu de la Salut Festival


Description

These are the main festivities of Algemesí, in the province of Valencia, combining tradition, religion and culture. It has received UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation. The most important events are the three processions that take place on 7 and 8 September. They are accompanied by traditional music and dance. There are also spectacular “human towers” known as “Muixeranga”. The first procession is called Las Promesas (The Promises). It is held on 7 September and includes children performing short religious plays. On 8 September, in the procession known as La Mañana (The Morning), you can see “giants” that represent King Jaime I of Aragon and his queen. Later in the day, there is another procession full of biblical figures. The festivities attract huge crowds and over 1,400 people take part in the processions. Such involvement can also be seen in the ornately made costumes and accessories worn in the processions.

Category:
Festivity of National Tourist Interest

  • World Heritage certification