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The priest of Sant Jaume i Santa Anna reads the names of the 74 organisational members of the Local Festivities who will form the 2023 Commission

Benidorm shows its veneration for its patron saint, Sant Jaume

14 November 2022
Procesión en honor a Sant Jaume
Procesión en honor a Sant Jaume

The doors of the Parish Church of Sant Jaume i Santa Anna have opened this afternoon to make way for the solemn procession in honor of the patron saint of Benidorm that has toured the center of the city.

The Festes Majors Patronals 2022 have continued this afternoon with the solemn procession in honor of Sant Jaume that started shortly after 7:00 p.m. from the door of the Parish Church of Sant Jaume and Santa Anna, and has travelled through the streets Mayor, Alameda del Mayor Pedro Zaragoza Orts, Paseo de la Carretera, Santa Faz, Mal Pas, and Plaza de San Jaime.

Hundreds of neighbors and tourists have crowded the central streets through which the procession has passed. The mayor, Toni Pérez, together with the mayor of Fiestas, Jesús Carrobles, have accompanied the queens, Aila Merenciano and Chloe d'Hebboudt, and their courts, along the route, along with a large representation of the corporation which has been joined by the regional deputy, Manuel Pérez Fenoll, the provincial deputy José Ramón González de Zárate, the parish priest Juan Antonio González, the flag-bearer Cristóbal Ronda, the members of honor, the Associació de Penyes and numerous neighbors.

The Mariners de la Mare de Dèu, the Costalers de Sant Jaume, and the music bands of La Nova, L'Illa, and the Benidorm Musical Union participated in the procession.

At the end of the procession, the traditional 'estampeta' was lit, lighting up Plaça de Sant Jaume on a closed night. Then, inside the parish temple, the priest Juan Antonio González read the list with the proposal of the 74 foremen who will assume responsibility for the organization of the Festes Majors Patronals next year.

At night it was the turn of live music in the Huerto de Colón and also at 11 pm at Plaza de SS MM Los Reyes de España, a 'Tribute to the Route of the 90' ​​by the DJs Víctor Pérez and Vicente Ferrer.

The complete program of the Festes Majors Patronales de Benidorm can be consulted online from the Citizen Portal of the Benidorm City Council: https://benidorm.org/es/ayuntamiento/concejalias/fiestas/fiestas-mayore…