Rojales prepares extra special fiestas

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Religion, culture, sport and fun for the 75th anniversary of its Virgen del Rosario statueVIRGEN DEL ROSARIO  2

The fiestas in honour of the patron of Rojales, the Virgen del Rosario have a special significance this year as it is the 75th anniversary of the arrival of its statue, which was brought to replace the one destroyed in the Civil War. It was carved in wood by the Valencian artist Francisco Marco Díaz and will be paraded around the streets on October 7th.

There are almost 50 activities taking place right up until October 23rd, combining religious, cultural, sporting and fun events. The full programme is below:

 

SATURDAY, 24th SEPTEMBER

At 8 p.m. In the Capitol Theatre, the music bands “La Lira” of Rojales and “Nuestra Señora del Remedio” of La Matanza (Orihuela) in concert.

At 9:00 p.m. Bingo on the Church Square. Everyone interested has the opportunity to enjoy dinner

at the bar installed by the Fiestas Committee. Before the finish, Rojales Town Council will provide delicious hot chocolate with a bun to all those present.

SUNDAY, 25th SEPTEMBER

At 6:00 a.m. “Rosario de la Aurora” (saying the rosary at sunrise), with “Los Auroros” from Benijófar.

At 7:30 p.m. In the Capitol Theatre, the music bands “Santa Cecilia” of Rojales and “Unión Musical” of Santa Pola in concert.

At 12:00 noon. Holy Mass

At 1:00 p.m. Tribute to our senior citizens. Small gifts will be given to our “elders”. We will be accompanied on our tour by the music band “Santa Cecilia”.

THURSDAY, 29th SEPTEMBER

At 8:00 p.m. Holy Mass on the Plaza Blanca, in Ciudad Quesada.

SATURDAY, 1st OCTOBER

At 5:00 p.m. 10 & 5.8 Km Race “Villa de Rojales”. Starting from the “Malecón del Soto”. Children at 5:00 p.m. and Adults at 7:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, 2nd OCTOBER

At 6:00 a.m. “Rosario de la Aurora” (saying the rosary at sunrise), with “Los Auroros” from Formentera del Segura.

At 9:00 a.m. Holy Mass in the Parish Church “San Pedro Apóstol” of Rojales.

At 10:30 a.m. Holy Mass in the Church “San José” of Ciudad Quesada.

At 12:00 noon. Holy Mass in the Parish church “San Pedro Apóstol” of Rojales.

At 7:00 p.m. Offering of flowers to our Patron Saint, the Holy “Virgen del Rosario”. Departure from Rojales Health Centre. We will be accompanied by the “dulzaina” (small clarinet)

and drum, and the music bands “La Lira” and “Santa Cecilia”, with our Queens of Fiestas,

Authorities and all the Local Associations. During the offering and at its end, the Choir and

Dance Ensemble “Museo de la Huerta” from Alcantarilla (Murcia) will perform.

MONDAY, 3rd OCTOBER

At 7:30 p.m. Holy Mass in honour of our Patron Saint in the Plaza Ruperto Chapí, near the high school.

TUESDAY, 4th OCTOBER

At 9:30 a.m. In the Capitol Theatre, the play “LAS SEIS PRUEBAS DE JAUME I”. Suitable for all the public.

At 7:30 p.m. Holy Mass in honour of our Patron Saint in calle Cuaresma.

WEDNESDAY, 5th OCTOBER

At 7:30 p.m. Holy Mass in honour of our Patron Saint in the neighbourhood “Lo Torre”, calle Torrevieja.

THURSDAY, 6th OCTOBER

At 7:30 p.m. Holy Mass in honour of our Patron Saint in the Malecón del Soto. At the end of the Mass, in the Church, the choir “Voces amigas” of Rojales will sing a serenade in honour of the Virgin.

WEDNESDAY, 7TH OCTOBER

Virgen del Rosario’s Day

Giants and big heads parading round the streets all day accompanied by the “dulzaina” and drum.

At 9:00 a.m. Holy Mass in the Parish Church “San Pedro Apóstol” of Rojales.

At 10:00 a.m. Music band “Santa Cecilia”

parading round the streets.

At 10.30 a.m. In the Malecón del Soto, games and bouncy castles for children.

At 7:00 p.m. Holy Mass in honour of the “Virgen del Rosario” presided over by the episcopal vicar for the Vega Baja region Mr Jesús Ortuño Rodríguez and sung by the choir “Voces Amigas” of Rojales, with local Authorities and the Queens of Fiestas.

At 8:00 p.m. Solemn procession in honour of our Patron Saint the “Virgen del Rosario”, accompanied by the “dulzaina” and drum and the music band “Santa Cecilia”. At the end a magnificent firework display.

SATURDAY, 8th OCTOBER

At 9:30 p.m. Fancy Dress Parade. Everybody is welcome to take part. Register at the Information Office at Rojales Town Hall! During the parade, an INSTAGRAM Contest will take place.

Upload your picture on the hashtag #vrcharangarojales2016. Departure from Rojales Health Centre.

Route: Cortes Valencianas, Valentín Fuster, F. Serrano, Puente Carlos III, San Antonio, Plaza de España, Rafael Aráez, Orihuela, Puente Reina Sofía, Malecón del Soto.

At 11 p.m. Open Air Dance in the Malecón del Soto. Music by the “Orquesta Liverpool” Band.

SUNDAY, 9th OCTOBER

Valencian Community’s Day

At 10:30 a.m. In the Malecón del Soto, games and bouncy castles for children.

At 6:30 p.m. Music band “La Lira” parading round the streets, collecting the contestants of the ribbon race. All the participants will depart from Rojales Town Hall.

At 7:00 p.m. Ribbon Race in the Malecon del Soto. Information and registration at the Information Office at Rojales Town Hall.

MONDAY, 10th OCTOBER

At 6:30 p.m. “Running of bulls” through the streets of Rojales for all the public, starting at the Malecón

TUESDAY, 11th OCTOBER

At 9:00 p.m. 2nd Festival “Night of Stars Rojales 2016” in the Malecón del Soto. Enjoy the performances of the people wishing to participate. Register at the Information Office at Rojales Town Hall! Deadline 23rd September.

At 11:00 p.m. In the Malecón del Soto, Disco by DJ Reina.

THURSDAY, 13th OCTOBER

At 8:30 a.m. Stand “Rural Woman” at the weekly market grounds.

FRIDAY, 14th OCTOBER

A RURAL WOMAN’S DAY

At 6:00 p.m.In the Sociocultural Centre (next door to Rojales Town Hall) Workshop “Traditional Recipes of Women of Rojales” and Coference “Starting a business in a rural environment” with two agricultural businesswomen of Rojales. At the end of the conference, coffee and cookies will be served.”.

SATURDAY, 15th OCTOBER

At 9.00 p.m. In the Capitol Theatre, the drama group “Gracias por su visita” presents the play “MENUDOS VECINOS” in aid of the moors association “Benakíes”. Admission €3.

SUNDAY, 16th OCTOBER

At 5:30 p.m. 3rd Crazy Cars Race “Villa de Rojales”. Information and registration at the Information Office at Rojales Town Hall until 14th October. The start: parking of the Primary School “Poeta Miguel Hernández”. Finish: Calle Cecilio Aráez.

MONDAY, 17th OCTOBER

At 6:00 p.m. In the Sociocultural Centre (next door to Rojales Town Hall) Workshop “Organic allotments in terraces and balconies”.

WEDNESDAY, 19th OCTOBER

At 6:00 p.m. In the Sociocultural Centre (next door to Rojales Town Hall) Workshop “Organic allotments in terraces and balconies”.

SATURDAY, 22nd OCTOBER

At 7 p.m. In the Capitol Theatre, 3rd Workshop “Personal Image and Fashion Style” by Antonio P. Esquiva, with spectacular novelties.

SUNDAY, 23rd OCTOBER

At 9:00 a.m. 3rd Golf Rojales Town Council Tournament at “La Marquesa” Golf Course.

At 7 p.m. in the Capitol Theatre, the play “EL CRISTAL DE AYGON”, suitable for all the public.

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