Benidorm is preparing to celebrate the festivity of its patron, Sant Jaume

On the 25th you will finally be able to see the poster of the Festes Majors Patronals of 2018, created by Marina Sanchís
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Jesús Carrobles and Paco Marín.
Jesús Carrobles and Paco Marín.

The celebrations in honor of Sant Jaume Apóstol, patron of Benidorm, are ready. This has announced this morning by the councilman of Fiestas, Jesús Carrobles, and the president of the Comissió de Festes Majors Patronals, Paco Marín, in an appearance before the media.

"A program - said Carrobles - extensive and intense" with which the City Council and the Comissió of Festes Majors Patronals want to celebrate the festivity of its patron and its local festviites. They will be "emblematic dates, of the most important of the year", which join "the celebrations of March, commemoration of the Finding of the Mare de Déu and the own Festes Majors". The councillor congratulated and appreciated the effort made by the members of the commission and highlighted their work developed in recent years which "has allowed to recover popular traditions such as the dance of Peuet, the pilgrimage to the patron or the Estampeta".

For his part, the president of the Comissió recalled that there are very few places left to participate in the 'Sopar de Sant Jaume', which is "along with that of my queens, the most beautiful dinner of all Benidorm festivities". Paco Marín also indicated that the Commission will have a bar service "at popular prices" in the festivals, whose benefits will be directed to the preparation of the festivities in November.

Program of events h3>

Thursday, July 19 b>
22.30 hours. Concert 'Behind the Sea', by the Unió Musical de Benidorm Big Band, at Plaza de Castelar

Saturday, July 21 b>
21.30 hours. Sopar de Sant Jaume Apostle. Tickets can be purchased until Wednesday 18 at Casa del Fester. Adults, 35 euros; children, 20
After dinner, popular festival at Plaza de Castelar.

Monday, July 23 b>
10:00 pm Commemorative concert of the Rondalla of the ARC 'La Barqueta' at Plaza del Castillo.

Wednesday, July 25. b>
18.30 hours. Parade in honor of Sant Jaume. Concentration in the Casa del Fester.
6:45 pm Meeting with the image of Santiago Apóstol at the headquarters of the ARC 'La Barqueta' and subsequent parade to Plaza del Torrejó.
19.30 hours. Presentation of the poster of the Festes Majors Patronals of 2018, by Marina Sanchís.
20.30 Mass in honor of the patron in the Parochial Church of Sant Jaume and Santa Anna. After the ceremony will proceed to the appointment of Mayorales de Honor of 2018 and subsequently the Estampeta will be shot and the queens and their court of honor will dance the traditional Peuet dance. Next a fireworks castle will be shot by Valencian Fireworks.

Saturday, July 28. b>
9:00 pm Concert campaign of musical exchanges with the Colla de Xirimiters at Plaza del Castillo.