JANUARY

  • Cabalgata de Reyes : The kings arrive at the port from the sea. They walk through the streets until Jaume I Avenue, where they meet the expectant children. In Spain, the three kings are responsible for bringing gifts to the children on the 6th of January. At 7 pm, the Kings perform the Cabalgata from the historic centre to the Plaza del Convento
  • San Antonio: celebrated the 17th of January, a traditional blessing for the farm animals takes place in the Paroîsse del Mar.

http://www.xabia.org/ver/1782/Fira-i-Porrat-de-Sant-Antoni.htm

  • San Sebastián: celebrated on the 20th of January, he is the Patron saint of Jávea.

http://www.xabia.org/ver/1788/San-Sebastián-.html

FEBRUARY

  • Carnaval: celebrated just before the Christian Lent, the date varies between February and March depending on the calendar. There are Parades, people in disguise, Festivals and various activities in the streets of the old town.

http://www.xabia.org/ver/1819/Carnavales.html

MARCH / APRIL

  • Pascua: Easter is celebrated between the 22nd of March till the 25th of April. This is the first Sunday after the full moon following the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere. During this period, medieval markets and typical food fairs are set up.

MAY

  • Jesús Nazareno: celebrated the third Sunday of Lent til the 3rd of May. Beautiful flower crosses adorn the streets of the old town during the event. Bulls are let loose on streets, within confines of course,  for the traditional “Bous al Carrer”.

http:/www.xabia.org/ver/1609/Fiestas-en-honor-a-Jesús-Nazareno.html

JUNE

  • San Juan Festivities: Celebrated during the two weeks prior to the 24th of June. During these two weeks, there are lots of small events taking place such as parades, offerings of flowers, fireworks and activities organized by the traditional Peñas of Jávea.
    The most emblematic night takes place on the 23rd of June when the “San Juan Fires” are lit and people have to jump over them, followed by a fun and traditional game called “Corre Foc”. Fire is the principal player. The party goes on until sunrise. The event ends on the night of the 24th of June with a loud finale of fireworks and burning of the winning “Falla” in Plaza de la Constitución.

http://www.xabia.org/ver/1789/Fogueres-de-Sant-Joan.html

http://www.xabia.org/ver/1604/Nit-dels-Focs.html

  • International Festival of Jávea: celebrated the first weekend after San Juan: Stands representing different countries present food and cultural information from their countries of origin. Galas and regional dances enliven the festival.

http://www.festivalinternacionaldejavea.org/

JULY

  • Moros y Cristianos: Celebrated the third week of July in the Port of Jávea. This fiesta renders the Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula by colourful parades of people disguised as Moors and Christians.

http://www.xabia.org/ver/1610/Moros-y-cristianos.html

  • Ajedrez Viviente: Celebrated on the esplanade of the Port of Jávea on the last Saturday of July. Boys and girls perform a theatre piece dressed up as human pieces of chess.

http://www.xabia.org/ver/1611/Ajedrez-Viviente.html

AUGUST

  • Portichol Festivities: celebrated the second Sunday of August, this fiesta exemplifies the festive atmosphere of Javea. Music, dance, games and meals are shared and enjoyed by the community.

http://www.xabia.org/ver/1784/Fiestas-del-Portitxol.html

  • La Plana Festivities: Celebrated the first days of August. Traditionally this was the time when family, friends and people would get together from the neighbourhood and the custom continues.

http://www.xabia.org/ver/1783/Fiestas-en-honor-a-la-Virgen-de-los-Ángeles-en-La-Plana.html

SEPTEMBER

  • Virgen de Loreto: celebrated the last week of August till the 8th of September.  Bous a la Mar is traditional taurine festival during which the bulls are cajoled into the water at the port. It is finished off by an impressive Fireworks display at the end of the fiesta

http://www.xabia.org/ver/1612/Fiestas-en-honor-a-la-Virgen-del-Loreto.html

DECEMBER

  • Santa Lucía: celebrated the 13th of December, halfway between religious and popular festival, Pilgrims walk up to the small Hermitage of Santa Lucia located at the foot of the Montgó.

http://www.xabia.org/ver/1824/Santa-Llúcia.html