It is fiesta time again in Nerja with the Fiesta of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of seamen, and a number of events will be taking place over the next three days.
The Brotherhood of the Virgen del Carmen held their annual benefit dinner at the weekend and also presented their poster for this year which has been designed by Ana Martín Gutiérrez. The fiesta of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of seamen, is on July 16th.
On Saturday, the Sala Mercado was the scene of the presentation of the special cake being produced in honour of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of seamen.
On Saturday June 9th, the Brotherhood of the Virgen del Carmen will present a cake being specially made to celebrate the Fiesta of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of seamen.
Torre del Mar Feria in honour of Santiago and Santa Ana is in full swing and continues until Tuesday. Tonight, Sunday, sees a concert by Natalia and Maka, Monday night it’s Elsa Rios and the procession of the Virgen del Carmen is on Tuesday.
A few pictures from the Virgen del Carmen procession as it headed down calle Granada in Nerja after the removal of offending vehicles.
18:00 Mass at the El Salvador’s Church. Performance by Coros & Danzas de Nerja. 19:00 Procession of the Virgin to Torrecilla beach. 20:00 Sea procession of the Virgin from Torrecilla beach to the Balcon de Europa. 21:00 Arrival of the Virgin at Calahonda beach. Fireworks and party time.
La Virgen del Carmen is the protectress of seamen, and on July 16th the coastal towns and fishing villages celebrate with parades and festivities in her honour. Statues of La Virgen del Carmen are carried through the towns to the water and then taken aboard a gaily adorned boat. The procession in Nerja started from the El Salvador church on the …