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Festivities


SEMANA SANTA

The main festivals in Benalmadena are those during Easter with a live representation of the 'Pasión de Jesús' (the passion), called the ‘Paso’ (Step). The ‘Paso’ (or Step) is represented by more than 250 residents of Benalmadena, and it is carried out during the mornings of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in natural scenery which is especially prepared for the effect in an area near 'Benalmádena Pueblo'.


CORPUS

Corpus Christi is another one of the traditions in which the inhabitants of Benalmádena Pueblo take to the streets, and this tradition is particularly interesting due to the carpet of flower petals and aromatic herbs that the people of the village spread out during the whole night before, so that the procession can take place.


SAN JUAN

Each year, around the 'San Juan' festivities on the twenty-fourth of June, 'Arroyo de la Miel' celebrates its local fair. During several days, locals and foreigners have the opportunity to enjoy special activities, sports, various exhibitions, fireworks, and the traditional ‘Juas’ (dolls that are burned on the night of San Juan). The day always ends at the fairground, where the stalls are in full swing until the crack of dawn.

VELADILLA DEL CARMEN

In the middle of July, the 'veladilla del Carmen' at 'Benalmádena Costa' features dancing, several attractions, a procession by the sea, and the echo of sailor songs with the horns of ships make up a symphony during the dusk of the summer.

VIRGEN DE LA CRUZ

Around the fifteenth of August, the 'Virgin de la Cruz' celebrations in 'Benalmádena Pueblo' include another complete programme in which activities of all types are held, such as an open-air dance, performances by internationally famous people and a gala queen contest.