18th to 22nd September Fiestas in la Manga del Mar Menor
Lots of free family activities La Manga del Mar Menor celebrates its annual fiestas populares between the 18th and 22nd September with a wide range of activities for the whole family. Unless otherwise stated, the majority of activities take place in Plaza Bohemia which is at km 6 along the La Manga strip. The events include the popular Cosmopolitans biker rally on Sunday, plus lots of live music, with open air bars (casetas) open throughout..

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Don Juan Tenorio in the cemetery of San Javier
Prior to the play attendees file through a candle-lit graveyard Each autumn the San Javier municipality is home to a magical representation of Spain’s most-performed play; Don Juan Tenorio which recounts the tale of a blustering and arrogant nobleman, spending his life in pursuit of sexual gratification, with little regard for how many lives he takes and destroys as he pursues his own carnal satisfaction. However, he finally meets his own..

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Fiestas in San Javier: 16th July Virgen del Carmen
The image of the Virgen del Carmen is taken out to sea in a marine Romería One of the most important days in the festive calender of the San Javier municipality is the day of the Virgen del Carmen, during which the image of the Virgen del Carmen is taken out to sea in a fishing boat in a marine Romería. The Virgen del Carmen is the patron of fishermen and mariners, and is often referred to as the "Estrella del Mar"  the star..

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San Javier traditions: 3rd February Romería of San Blas
This is the only non-marine Romería in the Mar Menor The Romería de San Blas is held every 3rd February in Santiago de la Ribera, the main residential area of the municipality of San Javier on the shore of the Mar Menor, and is the only non-maritime Romeria in the Mar Menor. ( ie, the only one on land). The origins of the celebration date back to the 16th century, when the Trinitarian monks brought their devotion to San Blas and the..

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Fiestas and annual events calendar in the municipality of San Javier
There’s more to San Javier than just beaches! The municipality of San Javier is famous for its beautiful beaches (and the airport, of course) but it also has a full cultural offering all year round, including international festivals, concerts and fiestas. Here is a list of all the main fiestas and cultural activities for 2017. Events are loaded in the San Javier What's On section as programmes are made available. Please note, programmes..

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Roots of the cult of San Blas in Santiago de la Ribera
The Romería of San Blas takes place on 3rd February, when the figure of the saint is carried from Santiago de la Ribera to his church in the Calavera district The roots of the cult of San Blas in the San Javier municipality date back to the period when what is now the Region of Murcia was re-conquered by the Christian forces of Castile y León after 500 years of Moorish occupation. The advancing forces of the Reconquista, under the leadership..

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