FESTIVITIES IN BENICASIM
During the year, Benicasim celebrates many popular festivals, always encouraging participation. The open invite to participate allows the visitor to enjoy the hospitality of this beautiful town of the Costa De Azahar in Castellón.
Festival of San Antonio Abad and Santa Águeda
January 17 is the day of San Antonio Abad (Saint Antonio Abad) and the start the most acclaimed festivities of Benicasim. In which the highlight is the procession, the offering of the patron saint, the parade of floats, the distribution of "coquetes" (typical blessed sweet) and nightly bonfires. Festivities enlivened by the fiesta Queen and her court of ladies in which you can enjoy costumed dances, concerts, performances, fireworks etc ...
February the 5th is the day of Santa Águeda, this involves a pilgrimage to the hermitage of Santa Águeda, to celebrate where the inhabitants of Benicasim received the "Pobla Carta" (letter of privilege).
Day of the paella
This is celebrated at the end of January and falls within the festival program of San Antonio Abad and Santa Águeda de Benicasim. It is a gastronomic event of great magnitude, and carries with it 25 years of tradition, this is a must for rice lovers, good cooking and fun. A day in which all the inhabitants of Benicassim, as well as neighbors, tourists and visitors take to the streets, where they prepare and taste the various types of paellas. This fiesta is so popular that it has been declared a Provincial Tourist Fiesta of Great Interest.
Easter week in Benicassim
Holy Week in Benicassim you will find many brotherhoods, who perform the processions and tamborradas ... to highlight especially the tamborrada (drum festival) of Holy Thursday and the night viacrucis through the old town. You cannot miss the Good Friday Passion of the Lord and the traditional procession of the Holy Burial, in which all the brotherhoods of the town participate, representing with their images the different moments of the passion of Christ, to end with the Besa Pies (kissing of the feet) of the Recumbent Christ.
Festival of Corpus Christi
In May, during the Corpus Christi festival, the streets are carpeted with natural flowers, where the Eucharistic procession takes place, striking flower beds cover the streets to the delight of visitors and neighbours.
The night of San Juan
The magic night of June 23rd is a tradition to go to the beach at midnight to get your feet wet, light bonfires and make wishes, all enjoyed with various shows, fireworks, dances ... as well as the distribution of typical sweets and Muscatel for the attendees.
Festival of Santo Tomás de Villanueva
From 15th to 24th September you can enjoy the festivities celebrating the patron saint of Benicassim, Santo Tomás de Villanueva , next to the festivities of Santa Àgueda , this is one of the biggest weeks of celebration in Benicassim, 10 days where you can enjoy various events for all ages, with bulls, concerts, fireworks, gastronomy, cultural and religious events ... all of them presided over by the Fiesta Queen, Junior Queen and their Courts of Honour.
Pilgrimage to the Cross Monte Bartolo
On the last Sunday of October, the pilgrimage to the cross of Monte Bartolo is celebrated, a cross that crowns the Desert of Las Palmas, where the neighbours of the adjoining villages climb the cross to celebrate the fiesta with a religious mass, followed by a fellowship meal continuing then with the popular festival.