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Sep 14, Canjayar: Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross
On 14 September, the procession of the Holy Cross Canjayar is performed.
Sep 18, Laujar: Fair and Party in honor of Our Lady of Health
The fair and festivities in honor of Our Lady of Health is celebrated from 18 to 21 September. In his "History of Villa de Laujar Laujar", dated September 24, 1805, Cecilio Lopez and D. Alonso, clerk of the council, laujareña traces the devotion to Our Lady of Health at the beginning of the seventeenth century when, account as Diego de Santaella tradition brought the image from Granada city, where he found in the workshop of a painter on Calle San Juan de los Reyes, following the guidance of a dream in which this news was announced was . Returning Laujar, and come to the existing Ermita de San Sebastián, he could not move the image of the place, so understood it wanted there to put your abode, and it was done and renamed "Chapel of Our Lady Health ", which continues today and renamed" Chapel of our Lady of Health, "that continues today in the same original location down the street from the New Gate of Granada. This should already exist in Ermita 1626, for the City of Laujar, before a terrible epidemic of croup which caused many deaths, agreed to take out a procession of San Blas by all the people "to the Shrine of Our Lady of Health". In 1691 came two foreigners whose names were to Laujar Health Alonso and Pedro de la Cruz with permission of the Archbishop of Granada Fray Alonso de los Rios, settled as hermits to promote the cult of Our Lady of Health and enlarge motif and its factory Ermita, which was rebuilt and consecrated on September 27, 1710. The town was founded in 1703 as a chaplaincy of the Virgen de la Salud, which would have perpetually goods known as the Huerta de la Ermita. In the parish archive Laujar Andarax find other data of note as stating that the October 20, 1738 made a will in Berja the Hermit of the Virgin Health Laujar (Book 3 of Deaths, 6vto foil.) In abstract notes that "no other brotherhood of Our Lady of Health uses the Ermita de San Sebastian is the butler that Ximénez Diego Perez, 16 December 1668 (Book 1 Deaths, folio 32)." Although not known with certainty the date of its foundation, now preserved in this file two books of accounts and inventories of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Health, the first launched in 1787 and the second 1858. The Feast in honor of Our Lady of Health is celebrated around the September 19 and marks the beginning of harvest time. The cheerful of laujareños as good Alpujarra, is felt with particular intensity during the same. The Plaza Mayor then becomes hub for games and dances from noon until dawn when the target band of musicians with the neighbors awake. We can not forget the bullfight, the procession in honor of Our Lady of Health or craft you elaborate parade floats for all the neighbors.
Sep 19, Dalías: Fiestas del Cristo de la Luz
There are some people who do not believe in the greatness of Christ of Dalías, but legends say that: During the rebellion of the Moors from 1568 one daliense hid the image of Christ behind a false wall, lit with a torch of burning oil. After some 70 years after it found that false septum and the tea still remained on. They also say that many years ago birgitanos wanted to take the Santo Cristo de La Luz to Berja, but on reaching the cistern of the Cross became so immensely heavy that they could not carry, having to give up. However, to return it for Dalías, the closer to the origin, weighed less. Hence the meaning of the cistern of the Cross.
October 3, Terque: Celebrations in honor of the patron saint Virgen del Rosario
First Sunday in October Popularly known as Party Guest. Are the big parties and they have a long tradition in Terque. Held since 1885 on the occasion of the vote that was made to the Virgin after a cholera epidemic that swept this place.
October 7, Alhabia: Virgen del Rosario
Recently, after the appearance of the Virgin of Rosario in 2004, is celebrated in October his party with his wreath.
October 19, Finana: Fair
The Fair takes place between days 19 and 22 October, with plenty of activities for the enjoyment of its residents and visitors.
December 3, Bayarcal: Celebrations in Honor of St. Francis Xavier and the Immaculate
The festival will be held from 3 to 8 December. Coincide with the festivities of the village, on December 3 day of St. Francis Xavier and December 8 Day of the Immaculate Conception. Start with a large chisco in the square where the music are eaten roasted chestnuts with an occasional drink. A battle between Moors and Christians staged to see who gets the saint. The first day they take the Moors, Christians second. In the end they make up and are like brothers. The texts are complete and the performances are carried out by the villagers. During the day there is great noise of gunpowder.
December 6, Alhama: Fiestas de San Nicolas de Bari and Purisima Concepcion
The Patron Saint San Nicolas de Bari parties and the Immaculate Conception take place on 6 and 8 December in honor of St. Nicholas of Bari and the Immaculate Conception. The cult of St. Nicholas are always attached to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, also performed a septenary and solemn processions and masses these days.
January 16, Abrucena: Fiestas de San Antón
The feast in honor of San Anton held from 16 January to 18 January. On the eve of San Antón in rising through the small streets fires, the fires, to purify the old, rooted in the oldest party of Spanish traditions.
January 16, Illar: San Antón
It Íllar tradition, that on 16 January, in the evening, you will burn the barabas San Antón. The residents of each neighborhood get together and make huge bonfires in honor of the patron saint, around her singing, dancing and sausages, bacon, accompanied by a good glass of wine tasted. According to the highest place, the fires were made to give San Antón health and long life to animals.
January 16, Padules: Fiestas de San Antón
The holiday is celebrated on the weekend closest to the 16th, 17th and 18th of January in order that more people go to town. During this time, with the taste of the holidays yet intoxicating air, the pleasure of the company of the town's inhabitants, bring hand the defining events of these beloved holiday. Among them are the Chisco San Antón, which tends to begin at dusk. A mountain of firewood will be the beginning of what will be a night in which everyone can bring their own food, usually meat for roasting, or sausage for the same purpose, although the council has deal also providing a good deal of meat. The heat of the fire, friends and the typical "" zurrache "" places, make the coldest night of winter fun and laughter, everything you need to start the holidays, the voice of "" Live San Antón , viva Padules "".
January 16, Abla: The San Antón Lumbres
The splendors of San Anton the eve of January 16 is celebrated. The celebration of the holidays in the town of Abla back to the days of Spanish restocking. Tradicón popular undertaking the bonfires on the eve of S. Anton festivities on January 16 and 19 following S. Sebastian is celebrated. The custom dictates that those are held in the middle of the square up and these on the other half of the people. The reason for the partition of the people in the celebration of lights identified due to the existence of two chapels at both ends of the village, to the west of St. Anton and St. Sebastian to the east, the respective parties were celebrated with bonfires, of Thus the custom is that both saints festejase fairly pointing half of the square as the center of the population, ie the dividing line that divides the town into two halves to celebrate both saints with bonfires is taken. This division had the advantage of inviting family and friends who lived in the other half of the people to give him back the day or that would otherwise correspond to the invitation in other holiday. It is customary, groups, clubs and bystanders who visit each fire will invite wine and roses (popcorn) sweetened or salted. It also tends to be a tour visiting various neighborhoods each campfire, chatting with the neighbors in a festive atmosphere that invites you to rejoice. When the fires have been reduced to embers, waiters, touting his courage, often jump over the embers, aided with a cane. Around the bonfire and dances form used wheels very own staff who sang popular songs of these dates. The lights, as noted characteristic note, promote harmony and cordiality between neighbors of the various neighborhoods of the city feasting on the two parts of the population to their respective holy. It is customary to gather around the campfire neighbors, guests and families to enjoy the great atmosphere prevailing party a few hours and share it with anyone who comes to the neighborhood fire. "
January 17, Finana: Patron saint festivities in honor of San Antonio Abad and San Sebastian
The festival takes place between 17 and 20 January. The town is dumped their parties to honor their employers.
January 18, Alicún: Fiestas de San Sebastian
The festivities take place from 18 to 20 January. The town is dumped their parties to honor their patron and protector San Sebastian, January 20, his feast day.
January 19, Alcolea: Feast of San Sebastian
The festivities in honor of San Sebastian Patron held on 19 and 20 January. Are conducted religious ceremonies, fireworks and dancing until the wee hours. It is noteworthy that the large bonfire in the night before (day 19) burns in their honor, popularly known as "the chisco".
January 20, Fondon: Fiestas de San Sebastian
Weekend closest to January 20. Also called party pig. A fire is carried in the heart of town, Plaza Poet Martín del Rey, where steaks and pork chops are distributed to a small fee visitors and villagers, plus wine offered among the attendees.
January 20, Instinción: Patron saint festivities in honor of San Sebastian
The fiesta in honor of San Sebastian, January 20, is the principal feast of Instinción, enthusiastically celebrating their religious and recreational events
January 21, Laujar: Fiestas de San Vicente Mártir
The feast in honor of San Vicente is held from January 21 to January 22. Devotion to San Vicente have news in a book which is kept in the parochial archive Laujar, and stated in its heading: << Book Guild Lord St. Vincent Martyr of Valencia, born in the city of Huesca in the Kingdom of Aragon, principal patron of the town of Lauxar of Adarax and Copratrono St. Gabriel the Archangel, patron of the villa. Year 1698. >> On the cover of this book, which covers the period of years between 1698 and 1754, the existence of an older book that is not retained is indicated. By Guest Villa made by the ecclesiastical Council, City Hall and the neighborhood, April 29, 1607 was chosen as San Vicente Martir Andarax Laujar pattern, this patonazgo being approved by decree of Pope Urban VIII 3 March 1630. The people are forced to hold by this opinion and save as holy day of obligation and hear solemn Mass with sermon on January 22 of each year; shows in that procession day, with all the honor, image and relic of St. Vincent, and take each neighbor a load of wood to the Plaza for the Holy chisco, before midnight on 21 January for its burning after the call to prayer, as is done every year. "
1 February, Almocita: Fiestas de San Blas
Between the 1st and 3rd of February, the almociteños and welcome visitors to February enjoying the festivities in honor of San Blas.
February 3, Huecija: Fiestas de San Blas
Festivities in honor of Our Patron "San Blas" traditionally are the most emblematic Huécija Township. The traditional ringing of bells and firing of rockets announce the star of the holidays. Among the activities carried out at parties noteworthy being the fireworks fire, in which traditional and colored fire trucks are the stars. Among truck and forklift, music by the Band Huécija-Alicún interpretations, the attention of the audience. The target for the town streets the day of the activity pattern is another highlight, as the streets and squares are filled with laughter and good atmosphere between musical performances by the Band Huécija-Alicún. Undoubtedly the most memorable moment is the Procession and Mass in Honor Our Patron "San Blas", where the town is dressed with flowers and hymns in honor of the patron. A procession and Mass, attended by numerous believers, many of them carrying wax candles burned in his honor. Musical festivals make their appearance during the nights of partying and singing songs encouraging the moment. The most anticipated moment for everyone, young and old, is the burning of traditional "ZORRICA" the day on February 4 a casttillejo rockets and trucks made from reeds, carried by two people being held inside. During festivals and sports competitions prevail playground.
February 2, Instinción: Fiestas de la Candelaria
The first Sunday of February is celebrated in Instinción, since ancient times the festival of "" La Candelaria "," also called the Feast of papelicos, where men carry in procession to the Virgen de la Candelaria through the streets of the town, accompanied by a brass band. Women, on the balconies, colorful papelicos throw popcorn and rosemary to the procession. The festival dates back to the last century and offered almonds and rosemary for being the first to bloom. As for popcorn, they were two functions: to offer to the Virgin as a flower, and serve as food for the party goers.
February 28, Laujar: Los Quintos
This festival is held between 28 February and 2 March. The Fifth Party is one of the traditions of our people, celebrated when young they had to go to military service were measured. Were to hold a farewell party and carried in procession to Our Lady of Health to commend it. After also joined the youth, which is now holding the majority, which also call for the protection of the Virgin.
April 17, Canjayar: Patron saint festivities in honor of the Holy Cross
The festivities in honor of the Holy Cross is celebrated from 17 to 20 April. It is the most traditional party since 1611, and in it the appearance of the Cross is celebrated on April 19, 1611. Stresses the solemn procession of the night of 19 images of the Holy Cross and St. Anthony (patron saint of the town before the onset of the Cross) to the shrine of the White Cross, with rows of candles glowing in the dark night and great waste of pyrotechnic. The next day, they performed another procession, this time to the Cerro de San Blas, where the priest blesses the fields for crops next year better.
April 19, Abla: Abla Patron Saints Martyrs honor Apollo and Crotato Isacio, Virgin of Good Success and San Segundo
Feasts are held from April 19 to April 21. Each year, April Abla revives the tradition and renew their faith to the Holy Martyrs. The villa has been held since 1629 in honor of their Patron of Apollo, and Crotato Isacio and Our Lady of Good Success saints.
April 25, Ohanes: Traditional festivities in San Marcos
Like every year, in the last days of April, the people of Ohanes, celebrates the feast of its patron saint, San Marcos. This saint was characterized as a great lover and animal advocate, and these were, as the story goes, those who worshiped him when he was thrown into the arena of the Roman circus to be devoured by lions. For this reason it is believed that is the popular tradition of making and revere bulls bow down before the image of San Marcos.