Customs and Traditions
The three Kings festival on January 6th / 7th is favourite with the children of our village. This is when Christmas gifts are given and opened - there are street processions with the three kings on floats throwing sweets for the children to catch.
In February, Salobreña's nights are filled with Fiestas, masks, carnival lights, music and dancing. A prelude, perhaps, for the enthusiastically celebrated provincial "Day of Andalucia" on the 28th of the month. During this popular fiesta the village is decked with green and white flags.
During the week before Easter, the steep hills are alive with processions and the aromas of incense. The special character and quality of these pilgrimages have earned them the mark of respect and admiration, and attract a large number of visitors, often staying until the early hours of the morning. Of particular note is the "women only" Procession of the Virgin of Solitude, on Good Friday.
The Day of the Cross, on the 3rd May, is full of colour and fun. The polka-dot dresses, Sevillana dancing and sweet-smelling carnations provide a real Andalucian flavour.
In summer, the fair to celebrate the feast days of Saint John and Saint Peter (June 24th to 29th) is an event to be enjoyed by everyone, visitors and tourists, young and old alike.
July & August
During July and August an extensive programme of sport, culture and music is available for both local residents and summer visitors. Particularly worthy of mention are the "New Age" Concert, the Theatrical performance in the Arab Castle, open air concerts of classical music in the Parque La Fuente, children's entertainments, popular festivals, the special water celebration on the 16th July of the Virgin Carmen's Feast Day, Patron Saints of La Caleta and La Guardia. Also not be missed are the Rock Concert and the Flamenco Festival "Lucero del Alba" in August.
And lastly, on October 7th, the feast day for the Patron Saint of the area, we can enjoy the company of our neighbours and many other Salobreñans who return every year specially for this occasion, when everyone gathers together on the beach to enjoy the traditional procession in honour of the Virgin of the Rosary.