L’Albà commemorate the 279th anniversary of the patron saint of Benidorm
Written by Cool Radio Spain on March 12, 2019
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L’Albà and the offering commemorate the 279th anniversary of the patron saint of Benidorm
Both major events coincide this year on the same day, on Saturday, March 16, the day that celebrates the discovery of the Virgen del Sufragio
The procession of l’Albà in a file image. David rents
This year, the commemorative events of the anniversary of the finding of the patron saint of Benidorm, the Mare de Déu del Sofratge, coincide on the same day, next Saturday, March 16.
L’Albà and the traditional offering of flowers will become next weekend the protagonists of the 279th anniversary of the patron saint.
The councilman of Fiestas de Benidorm, Jesús Carrobles, together with the president of the Comissió de Festes Majors Patronals of 2019, Roberto Carretero, presented this morning the events that on the occasion of the 279th Anniversary of the Finding of the Mare de Déu de Sofrage will take place in Benidorm from next Friday, March 15.
Carrobles stressed that “this year due to the coincidence of dates, the whole program has been condensed in one day, on March 16, when we commemorate the arrival of the patron saint to our city and in which we are going to carry out most of the acts. ”
This circumstance, he affirmed, “is going to suppose an important effort for the mayorales, but we are convinced that the commemoration of the 16th of March will be a success as in the last years”.
In this way, on Saturday, March 16, the two most emblematic events will be held: l’Alba and the offering of flowers to the patron saint.
The president of the Comissió explained that this day will start at 0530 hours with l’Alba in the church of San Jaime and Santa Ana. After the opening of doors, scheduled for 05.45 hours, the procession that will lead to the image will begin from the Mare de Déu del Sofratge to tour the main streets of the Old Town and visit the three beaches of Benidorm.
At 07.30 a traditional Thanksgiving mass will be held and then a breakfast will be offered at the Plaza de San Jaime.
The day will continue at 11.00 with a parade that will depart from the Casa del Fester to the church of San Jaime and Santa Ana, where at 11.45 am the new Abanderado will be named.
After the general turning of bells at noon, a Eucharist will be celebrated in honor of the patron, during which the name of the Mayorales de Honor 2019 will be announced.
In the afternoon, at 5:00 pm, the Queens and Ladies of the Festes Majors Patronals, the Comissió de Festes, the Flag-bearer and the family and Mayorales de Honor will go out in a parade from the Casa del Fester to collect the image of the Mare de Déu del Sofratge at the headquarters of the Recreational Cultural Association ‘La Barqueta’ and head to the Paseo de Colón. From this point, the pilgrimage will depart at 6:00 pm, which will cover the Paseo de la Carretera, Alameda, Calle Mayor and Plaza de Sant Jaume.
Next, the children’s queen, Paula Mayor, will recite some verses in honor of the patron saint and the older queen, Marina Carillo, will address a few words to the city of Benidorm. Finally, a fireworks castle will be fired in Plaza Castelar, by PirÃ © tÃ © nica TurÃs.
The councilman of Fiestas and the president of the Comissió have been convinced that it will be an offering “with high participation, both from the peñas as from the festive organizations of Benidorm”, and they have remembered that the Queens and Ladies of Honor of 2019 ” they will wear the regional costume for the first time on Saturday. ”
Other program of events
Within the program of commemorative events of the 279th anniversary of the arrival of the patron saint to Benidorm, on Friday, March 15, the awards and diplomas of the XVII School Contest of Drawing and Painting of ‘La Barqueta’ will be delivered at 6:00 p.m. in the Hall of the City Hall.
On Sunday, March 17, at 8:00 pm, the rondalla of the ACR ‘La Barqueta’ will give away neighbors and visitors with their traditional commemorative concert of the ‘Trobada de la Mare de Déu del Sofratge’ in the church of Sant Jaume and Santa Anna
Finally, on Sunday, March 24, from 09:00 to 14:00 hours, the ‘Mare de Déu del Sofratge’ Trophy will be held, belonging to the SUMA-LLAUT League, organized by the Benidorm Yacht Club.