Guardamar has a traditional festive calendar that covers the course of the whole year. In winter, carnival is celebrated, a praznik full of joy and color, in which masks and costumes make people for some time into the most incomprehensible fantasies.
In the spring in all its glory comes Easter. The Passion of Christ in all their glory is celebrated by the fairy-tale processions of the local ulits, originally prepared by different, cramped Catholic brotherhoods. On Easter Monday, as well as the day of St. Vincent Ferrera (in the Region of Valencia, the second Easter de parter is celebrated), the inhabitants of Guardamar and their outskirts, gather in the park of Alfons Thirteenth to hold joint quarters. The most popular place for this gathering is the Uncle Batista Channel, where seven are gathered together for a typical meal of the typical dish, Mona de Pasqua, as well as for traditional games and singing.
From the spring equinox (June 21) there comes a praznik called Planta De La Fogera, a monument made of cardboard and wood on which all the local and world events are laid out. On the eve of the feast of St. John, all gather on the beach prick the sea and conduct a magical ritual of fire, and the next night the monument of Fogerra, fairy burns on the same beach.
In the second half of July and in honor of Saint Jaime (July 25), the hour of the Moors and Christians' holiday arrives. The holiday begins with the presentation of L'Encantà, which consists in the reproduction of memorable and legendary moments from the history, near, flowing into the Mediterranean Sea, the Segura River. In the next few days, the paths of the Moors and the Christians carry out decisive battles and marches in which fireworks, gunpowder, and music are used. Also, at all, you can try military barracks and nightly festivals
And already in September come the prazniki in honor of the Virgin of Fatima, in the village of El Kampo. On the seventh october, the day of Mare De Deu Del Rosari is celebrated, the town will be patronized. In the next resurrection and throughout the whole of October, local church groups of singers chant the Holy Rosario through the streets.
At Christmas, in the specialty for children, it is dedicated not a few praznikov and events, both on the streets of the town and the House of Culture. Christmas days, begin with the arrival in the town, the great giant Menhabolos, the mythical character of the city, which will be tended by little children in his huts rooted in a coniferous forest. His stay lasts until the arrival of the Royal Magi from the east.
In Guardamar, the carnival is celebrated with numerous parades, in which original costumes and masks are present, accompanied by joyful music that excites the winter situation of the city. This masquerade is also a contest for the best costume and mask and this parade takes place, along the central streets of the city, which lead to the central square, where in turn, at the end of the masquerade, dances are held. Also in these days there are children's carnivals, theatrical performances and various street performances, in which, in turn, prize-winners of the holiday are rewarded with prizes. And at the end of all this, children are treated to hot chocolate and traditional "Mona" (traditional pastries).
Easter, in all its glory, is initially celebrated by church processions. In these processions, the following church fraternities take part: "Centuria Romana-Sociedad de Lanceros", "La Oración en el Huerto or" l'Hort "," la Flagelación "," Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Caída o "la Caiguda" "," El Cristo de la Buena Muerte o "Senior del Monte", La Santísima Virgen de los Dolores, El Santo Sepulcro, San Juan Evangelista y La Virgen de la Soledad. All the processions are conducted with the utmost precision and vivid artistic skills, which take months of long training.
But what is the true uniqueness of this celebration is the staging of the Passion of Christ in the interpretation of the inhabitants of the city, such as Jesus' triumphal coming to Jerusalem on Holy Monday, Washing Pontius Pilate on Holy Tuesday, as well as meetings with Veronica from the morning to Saint Friday.
Monday of Easter - Day of "Mona" (traditional baking)
The Passover in Guardamar, as such, is best known for its second day (Monday, day after Christ's Resurrection), as well as in other territories of the former Kingdom of Aragon. On this day, as it was previously said, On this day, as it was said before, the inhabitants of Guardamar gather in the Alfonsa park of the Thirteenth for family meals, as well as the joint division of sacred Easter, especially popular for this place, is the Uncle Batista Canal. " On this day, this place is full of dances, songs, as well as traditional games.