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Dolores Fiesta Virgen de los Dolores

The town of Dolores will be celebrating their annual fiesta in honour of the patron saint, the Virgen de los Dolores from the 14th to the 18th September 2017. Many events have been planned including; ringing of the church bells and firecrackers, music bands competition, flower offerings, street decorating competitions, traditional games, fancy dress parade, partying in the barraca and fireworks! The English version of the programme is:
 
Thursday 14th September
21:00 Opening speeches in the Plaza General Llopis
22:30 Judging of the Best Decorated Street competition
23:00 Opening of the barraks, fiesta tents
 
Friday 15th September
12:00 Ringing of the church bells and firecrackers.
13:00 Prize giving for the best Decorated Streets accompanied by the music band.
21:00 Flower Offering Parade starting from Avenida Principe de Asturias
11:00 Bando de la Huerta
 
Saturday 16th September
11:30 Chupinazo (confetti filled rockets) and Retreta Parade with Foam Party, starting from the Plaza Cardenal Belluga
20:30 Fancy Dress Parade. Route: Avenida Principe de Asturias’ Avenue, along Calle Labradores, Plaza Cardenal Belluga, Plaza General Llopis, Calle Manresa, Calle Miguel Hernandez, Calle La Iglesia finishing in Calle La Unión.
 
Sunday 17th September
08:00 Ringing of the church bells and firecrackers.
12:00 Mass followed by Mascleta
20:00 Solemn Procession with the statue of the Virgen de los Dolores along the usual route, followed by a magnificent firework display.
23:30 Musical Comedy in the Plaza Cardenal Belluga, followed by partying at the barraca.
 
Monday 18th September
12:00 Ringing of the church bells and firecrackers.
15:00 Paella Contest at the Sports centre
16:30 Traditional games at the Sports centre
18:00 Football game of married v single men at the Sports centre
21:30 Concert by the Music Bands in the Plaza Cardenal Belluga includes the bands; Unión Musical La Constancia from Catral and the Unión Musical from Dolores.
00:00 Chocolate Party and Bread Rolls for everyone in the Plaza Cardenal Belluga.