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Algorfa Fiesta Virgen del Carmen
The inland Vega Baja town of Algorfa have put together a great programme for the fiesta of the Virgen del Carmen. The celebrations start on the 7th July with something happening daily until the 16th July 2017. There are many activities for you to enjoy, take a look at the brochure below which has the programme in Spanish and English. The main events are:
Friday 7th July
20:30 Ceremony for the coronation of the Fiesta Queens and the opening speeches for the fiesta in the Plaza de Espana
00:00 Opening of the Barraca (fair/party ground) with a mobile disco.
Saturday 8th July
10:00 Chupinazo, firecrackers in the Plaza de Espana
14:00 Giant Paella (3 per portion)
20:30 Grand Fancy Dress Parade
Sunday 9th July
08:30 Romeria (short pilgrimage) from the church with the statue of the Virgen del Carmen accompanied by the Alandra choir to the Ermita (hermitage) where mass is celebrated, after which there will be sardines and beer during a performance by the Santa Cecilia choir.
14:00 Paella Contest at the Ermita.
19:30 The pilgrimage will return from the Ermita
22:30 Dancing performance by the Desiree School of Dance in the Plaza de Espana.
Tuesday 11th July
22:00 Concert by the Sociedad Musical y Cultural de Algorfa in the Plaza de Espana.
Wednesday 12th July
19:00 Ribbon Race
Thursday 13th July
22:00 Dance Festivl by the Mary Girona Academy in the Plaza de Espana.
Friday 14th July
20:00 Flower Offering Parade leaving from the Library going to the church.
21:30 German ‘Oktoberfest’ Party
Saturday 15th July
20:30 Grand Mulit Coloured Fancy Dress Parade
22:00 Live music by Orquesta Shakara in the Plaza de Espana
Sunday 16th July Day of the Virgen del Carmen
11:00 Parade of the fiesta queens, other dignitaries and the music band from the town hall to the church.
21:00 Solemn Parade with the statue of the virgen, the fiesta queens and other dignitaries through the streets of the town, followed by a large firework display.
23:00 Variety Show in the Plaza Espana