The festivities in honour of San Francisco Javier recover their pre-pandemic origins with a programme that combines tradition and novelty, designed for all ages and preferences.
The Department of Festivities has chosen the Dornier that adorns the courtyard of the Museum of San Javier as a symbol “to take flight again in our patron saint festivities”, as a backdrop to present the programme of San Javier’s patron saint festivities to be held from 18 November to 11 December, on weekends and public holidays.
The parish priest of San Javier, Juan Prieto, recalled that this year marks the 400th anniversary of the canonisation of the patron saint, St Francis Xavier.
The mayor, José Miguel Luengo, the councillor for Festivities, Isidoro Miñano, the president of the festival committee, Ricardo Luna, presented “a program agreed and worked with the festive clubs of San Javier so that we can all enjoy these days,” said the mayor of Festivities, Isidoro Miñano.
The night of Friday 18 November, to kick off a weekend of election and coronation of youth queen, on Saturday night, and children on Sunday afternoon, in the municipal marquee.
Another important milestone in the patron saint fiestas will come the following weekend, on Friday 25th November, with the opening of the marquee and the barracas of peñas at the fairgrounds.
The aeronautical theme could not be missing from the fiestas either, with a day of model aeroplane, microlight and tethered balloon displays. The gastronomy will be represented by the traditional tasting of the giant Cierva pie and on this occasion also the typical Caldero with the collaboration of the Cofradría de Pescadores.
San Javier invites everyone to come and enjoy the festivities during these days.
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