Albox - Festivals

FESTIVALS IN ALBOX

Cabalgata Reyes Magos
The Three Kings procession is celebrated on the evening of 5th January.

Semana Santa
Holy Week processions, dates can vary. This is one of the most important festivals in the province of Almeria, with four cofradias and one prehermandad. The procession on Holy Tuesday features the statue of Jesus of Nazareth washing the feet of the disciples, while on the evening of Holy Thursday, you can see Christ on the Cross and our Lady of Sorrows under a black canopy. On Good Friday, the processions feature Jesus carrying the Cross, St. John, the Virgin of First Sorrow and Christ Crucified; that evening, you can see the figures of Agony in the Garden, Our Lady of Hope, and Our Lady of Sorrow with her dead son in her lap. The procession of the prehermandadon on Easter Saturday has the Station of the Cross representing the arrest of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Romeria de la Virgen de Saliente
Romeria de la Virgen de Saliente is a pilgrimage that travels from the town up to the Monastery of Saliente on the 8th September.

Fiestas de la Loma
Fiestas de la Loma is traditionally celebrated in October.

Fiestas de Todos los Santos
Fiestas de Todos los Santos is traditionally celebrated from around 23rd October to 1st November. It owes its origins to an important cattle fair, and over time became known as the All Saints Fair. It is currently one of the most important fairs in the province of Almeria.

Festival de Rock
Festival de Rock is traditionally celebrated on the last Friday in October. Held in the town since 1985, it is the longest-running rock festival in Spain. About five groups, mainly local, play in the recinto ferial (summer festival ground) in front of about 4,000 fans. Entry on the door costs 5€.

Vicente Bonil International Chess Open
The Vicente Bonil International Chess Open is a chess tournament celebrated at the end of November. It celebrated its 40th event in 2017. The Club de Ajedrez Reverté Albox was proclaimed Spain’s Champion Chess Team in 2005. Albox is considered to be the ‘cradle of Spanish chess’, and a number of grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Alekséi Dréyev have visited the town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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