At the start of the New Year San Fulgencio celebrates its fiestas in honour of its patron saint of the same name and San Antonio Abad. This is the parish’s jubilee year marking 250 years of devotion to the Virgen del Carmen and the year of mercy announced by Pope Francisco in December.
Parish priest Francisco Berna Fuentes said these saints set an example of mercy with their lives to build a united community in peace. He noted they are also inaugurating a picture of Cardenal Belluga in the church, as a sign of acknowledgement and gratitude for the man who founded the village.
Saturday, January 16th
Fiesta for patron saint San Fulgencio
Fireworks and bell ringing at dawn
9am – Holy Mass
9:30am – Parade around the streets by the Union Musical Band
12pm – Solemn Mass with the Virgen del Remedio choir
1pm – Traditional Collection of the Hen parade with the Union Musical Band
8pm – Solemn procession to honour the patron saint, followed by fireworks
11pm – Grand dance in the Plaza de la Constitución with music from the duo Niquel performing current number 1 hits