Benidorm Easter fair begins

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THIS WEEKEND the streets of Calle Gambo and Martinez Alejos in Benidorm will be full of stalls offering traditional seasonal offerings to eager locals and tourists.

The Fira de Pasqua has been introduced for the first time by the City Hall to partly compensate those affected by the heavy rains in December, which disrupted the traditional Christmas fiesta in mid December.

Somewhere in the region of 35 stalls will be in attendance to offer visitors plenty of choice with traditional Easter products at the top of the agenda.

The councillor of Fiestas, Jesús Carrobles, and the president of the Commission, Antonio Vicente Fuster, launching the fiesta last week explained that the Fira, which will open on Saturday, April 8 at 11:30 p.m and will be set up in the streets Gambo and Martínez Alejos

”On these stalls, people may purchase traditional products like oils, sweet wine, Easter candies, bakery, chocolates and honey.” said Carrobles.

A troupe of dancers will perform traditional Valencian dances such as the Muixeranga and Xirimita i Tabalet after the opening ceremony.

Carrobles encouraged residents and visitors to “collaborate with the Comission. Enjoy and spend a different weekend” in this fair, and to “buy typical products of Benidorm and the region.”

President of the Commission, Fuster also pointed out that one of the products to be sold at the Fira will be “the traditional palms for the procession of the Palm Sunday,” which will take place this Sunday, April 9.

He also explained that the members of the commission have already begun the sale of these palms in two parts of the city: La Palmera and in front of Boca Calvari Museum. From Wednesday April 12 they will also have a point of sale in the street market.

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