2nd to 10th March Santiago de la Ribera Carnival Programme
The Carnival of the Mar Menor is one of the most popular in the Region of Murcia The grand parade is on Sunday 10th March this year The Carnival celebrations in Santiago de la Ribera, in the municipality of San Javier, are among the noisiest and most colourful in the Region of Murcia to celebrate the beginning of Lent (40 days before Easter), and this year the party includes a series of activities, concluding with the Grand Carnival parade..

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10th March, Grand Carnival Parade in Santiago de la Ribera Mar Menor
This daylight parade in the Region of Murcia is always one of the most colourful The Carnival celebrations in Santiago de la Ribera, in the municipality of San Javier, are among the noisiest and most colourful in the Region of Murcia to celebrate the beginning of Lent, and this year the fiestas culminate in the Grand Parade on Sunday 10th March. This is traditionally the last main Carnival parade in the Region, and the aim is to attract..

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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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