The full schedule for the Virgen del Carmen celebrations has now been finalised, with events taking place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of July.
The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday July 14th: At 19:00 there will be a presentation of the newly restored Virgen, a floral tribute and later, a Mass at the El Salvador church in honour of fishermen from the Hermandad de Pescadores who have lost their lives.
Wednesday July 15th: Celebrations in the Plaza Fabrica de los Cangrejos from 22:00 onwards, with free food and drink and entertainment.
Thursday 16th July: Mass at 19:00 in the El Salvador church accompanied by the Peña Nerjeña choir. Ouside the church there will be a presentation followed by performances by the Agrupación Folclórica Municipal de Coros y Danzas and the Peña Nerjeña choir in honour of the Virgen del Carmen’
After these celebrations, the procession begins, following the route: Calle Carmen, calle Cabana, calle El Barrio, avenida Castilla Pérez and avenida Mediterráneo to end up on Torrecilla beach. The statue will then be loaded onto a boat and will head to calahonda beach.
Upon arrival at Calahonda beach, there will be a big firework display followed by festivities on the Balcón de Europa, the entertainment being provided by the group ‘Coser y Cantar’.
Plan B: In the event that sea conditions prevent the transportation of the statue of the Virgen del Carmen, the procession route will be: Calle Carmen, calle Granada, calle Ánimas, calle Pintada, calle Puerta del Mar and down to Calahonda beach.