MARCH – HALF MARATHON
This month the so-called Dama de Guardamar half marathon takes place, which consists of a run through the streets of the village over a distance of more than 20 km and is prepared for people of all ages with categories for adults and children.
APRIL – EASTER WEEK
There are 9 brotherhoods in the town of Guardamar that take part in the processions and stagings of the death and passion of Christ. These representations are carried out by volunteers from the 9 groups who organize and prepare Holy Week with great illusion and devotion. The most important are: “The entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem”, on Palm Sunday; “Prayer of the Garden and the Seizure”, on Easter Monday; “Pilate’s washing”, on Easter; “The Meeting of Veronica”, on Good Friday. In addition, we must highlight the music offered by the drum bands and cornets of the brotherhoods themselves throughout the week. We are talking about a practice that has become very important until more than 600 people take part each year. The following Monday called “Easter” is customary to eat the famous “mona” sweet sponge cake in the pine forest of the village, which is very typical.
JULY – MOORS AND CHRISTIAN FESTIVALS
At the end of the month, the much anticipated year-round festival is celebrated in honor of the local patron saint, San Jaime. These celebrations commemorate the Christian reconquest of the Muslims. As every year, the festival begins with the announcement of the celebrations and the presentation of the legend of “La Encantá”. During the festivities we can dance in the Barraca Popular and in the cuartelillos and kábilas of the various comparsas. The messages and parades of the Moorish and Christian sides are undoubtedly the most spectacular moments of the festival, when the story of the Reconquest is revived. Music and fire (with the Correfocs, the water fireworks locks, the Mascletà, etc.) are the protagonists of this festival.
SEPTEMBER – “CAMPICO” CELEBRATIONS
In September, the festivities of Campo de Guardamar begin in honor of the Virgen del Rosario de Fátima, patron saint of the residents of Campo de Guarmadar. It all starts with the launch of rockets at night, in the auditorium of Campo de Guardamar, the proclamation and then the coronation of the youth and children takes place. The first day of the celebration ends with a folk dance.