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“Fira i Porrat” of Sant Antoni 2019 in Benissa: Medieval market, attractions, and much more

Written by on January 12, 2019

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Article Written & Published in Spanish By: Diario Informacion
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“Fira i Porrat” of Sant Antoni 2019 in Benissa: Medieval market, attractions, and much more

Until January 27 Benissa presents an extensive program of fairs, exhibitions and activities for all audiences on the occasion of its great “Fira i Porrat”, declared a Festival of Local Tourist Interest

The medieval market will take place on the weekend of January 25-27

From January 11 to the 27 of this same month Benissa hosts the scheduled events within the celebration of the traditional Fira i Porrat de Sant Antoni.

A wide and diverse agenda of events in which fairground attractions, the blessing of animals, livestock fairs, medieval market and a great diversity of cultural and sports activities will meet for more than two weeks of fair.

This Saturday, the 12th will take place the traditional Sant Antoni Hoguera / Ayto. Benissa

Bonfire of Sant Antoni and ball dels dimonis

Within the program strongly emphasizes the celebration of Bonfire of Sant Antoni , an event that was recovered last year and had a great acceptance, this time will be the main attraction this Saturday 12th January.

As a novelty, the association of dances l’Esbard Dansaire will represent the ball dels dimonis of Sant Antoni before lighting the bonfire. With this tradition the City Council tries to reinforce, together with the neighborhood and all the participating associations, the popular tradition and thus help to grow the Fira i Porrat de Sant Antoni.

The previous edition was the most multitudinous of the recent history of the Fair / Town Hall. Benissa

Blessing of animals, shows of cars, attractions, gastronomy …

For years, this fair was the commercial center of the region . The livestock fair, the blessing of the animals, the medieval market, the automobile fair and the machinery, as well as a great diversity of gastronomic, cultural and sporting activities come together during the two weeks of the fair.

The edition of this year marks as one of its objectives to maintain the number of attendees of the previous edition, considered by all as the most multitudinous edition of the recent history of the Fair.

Sports and cultural activities will occupy a special place in the programming; the traditional blessing of the animals that will take place this Sunday the 13th , the outstanding celebration of the medieval market the last weekend, the opening of the Fair with an exhibition of banderins , a screening of old video films , the exhibition of posters announcing the Festival of Moors and Christians and the exhibition of drawings of the school children’s contest about the party, carried out by the Association of Moors and Christians.

The animals will be blessed on Sunday, January 13 / Turismo Benissa

During all these days of celebration, it is especially important the participation of the youngest in numerous acts aimed at the most childish public and in which it is intended to get them to assume a leading role.

Acts like, the visits of students to the exhibition site, or the installation of an area of attractions , will give way to activities such as bicycle day that has already become a multitudinous event.

In the same way, gastronomy and wine also have an important role throughout the fair with the wine tunnel by Festers Puríssima Xiqueta 2019, the rice with beans by the association of housewives Benissa or the paella and paella contests of spinach and haddock among others.

For years, this fair was the commercial center of the Benissa region / Tourism

Medieval Market, from January 25 to 27

Within the “Fira i Porrat de Sant Antoni”, the town of Benissa hosts one more year one of the most relevant and expected activities: the traditional medieval market , which will take place on the last weekend of the fair, from the 25th from 20:00 hours, until January 27 at 22:00 hours.

As every year, thousands of visitors will attend during the three days in which the streets of the historic center of the town are filled with stalls where artisans exhibit their best works and products , as well as workshops, performances and parades full of music and colorful .

Gastronomy also plays an important role in this fair, and that is why throughout the tour there will be various food points installed.

As every year, the historic center of Benissa is filled with craft stalls / Turismo Benissa

Complete program of the Fira i Porrat de Sant Antoni

You can consult the complete program of the Fira i Porrat de Benissa on this link

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