Fogueres de Sant Joan Xàbia June 2018

The arrival of summer is celebrated in Javea with the Bonfires of San Juan.

The programme includes, sports activities, parades, musical performances, concerts and offering of flowers. A very popular event is the release of the cows and the “correfocs”, as well as the traditional “Nit dels Focs”.  The festival starts on the 23rd of June with the “cremà dels focs” close to the ancient walls in the old town. The festivities end on Saturday 24th with the lighting of the bonfire and with a spectacular pyro-musical fireworks castle.
(Last years festivities)
Friday June 22nd: Day of the offering.
12:30 . Parade of the Court of Honour, Ladies and Queens to visit the streets adorned in the Historic Center.13:30 . Cremà de la Foguera of the Day Centre in the Placeta del Convent.
14:00 . Giant paella for the whole town in the Montaner Park.
20:00 . Offering of flowers to Sant Joan in the Plaça de l’Esglèsia, with the making of the tapestry by the Peña La Patxorra .
00:00 hours . Performance of the Montecarlo orchestra until 04:00 hours at the Plaça de la Constitució.
Saturday, June 23: Nit dels Focs
08:30 . Despertà by the Comissió de Fogueres.
11:30 am Offering of Raïms i Bacores to Sant Joan. During the parade will take place the indult of the night.
17:45 . Concentration of all the charangas in the Plaça de la Constitució. Act organized by the Peña Tots per Terra .
18:00 . Parade of brass bands through the streets of the Historical Centre.
18:30 . Crowns workshop for the Nit dels Focs in the Plaça de la Constitució.
19:00 . III ENCOUNTER OF CHARANGAS FOGUERES 2018 in the Plaça de la Constitució. At the end, the prizes will be awarded to the brass bands, decorated streets, paellas and Birratlón contest.
23.30 . Traditional Nit dels Focs de Sant Joan, declared a festival of local tourist interest of the Valencian Community, with the collaboration of the Quintà 25th anniversary Fets a Estall . Next, Cremà de la Foguera of Trastos Vells on Raval de Baix Street, with the collaboration of Peña El Gerrot . Then, spectacular Correfocs NIT MÀGICA of Xarxa Teatre, from the Raval de Baix Street to the Plaça de la Constitució. To end the night of partying, macro-disco TRAKETEO WORLD TOUR , with dj’s Juanjo García and Paul Smiths until 05:00 hours.
Sunday June 24: Day of Sant Joan
8:30 am . Despertà by the Quintà La Rebolica .
10:00 . Parade to pick up the Court of Honour, Ladies, Presidents and Queens of the Quintà 2018.
10:00 . Solemn mass to Sant Joan in the Plaça de Xàtiva of the Freginal sector, at the end of the mass chocolate will be offered with sweets to all attendees.
12:00 . Solemn mass in honour of Sant Joan in the Parish Church of San Bartolomé with the participation of the Grup Polifònic ARS NOVA. At the end of the Mass, extraordinary Mascletà in the Plaça de la Constitució. Next, Wine of honor in the Plaza del Conservatorio.
18:30 . Concentration of the Quintà 2018 , brass bands and brass bands, in the Plaça de la Constitució and traditional photo with the foguera.
19:00 . Parade of the Quintos, brass bands and brass bands, from the Plaça de la Constitució to the place where the floats depart.
19:30 . Cavalcade of Carriages. At the end, there will be a parade of the entire Court of Honour, Presidents, Ladies and Queens to the Placeta del Convent.
22:00 . Cremà de la Foguera Infantil in the Placeta del Convent.
23:00 . Performance by the Wonder Orchestra until 00:00.
00:00 hours . Piro-Musical Fireworks Castle in the Plaça de la Constitució. Then, Cremà de la Foguera Central and finally, the Wonder Orchestra .


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