Fiesta Time !! – Program for Hondon De Las Nieves

Enjoy the Fiestas! Hondón de las Nieves Fiestas! Our Fiestas!

Below please find the Fiestas Programme for  Hondón de las Nieves (1st – 7th August) and other events, such as the Medieval Market and Fayre (13th & 14th August).

Official printed programmes for the Fiesta are also available from the TOWN HALL now.

Programme for the Fiestas in honour of the Patron of
HONDON DE LAS NIEVES – 2011/2012

WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST
09.00 Ringing of the bells.
09.30 Pasacalles (walk around) with “Dolçaina i el Tabalet” group.
13.00 Nos vamos de Tapeo (Let’s go and have some tapas). * Bar Trencaclosques.
19.00 Floral Offering to Our Lady, Virgen de las Nieves.
It will start at the Municipal Library with Les Fondoneres, Authorities, Fiestas Committee and people in general, wearing traditional regional customes and will proceed towards the Parish Church, accompanied by our Musical Band.
20.00 Solemn Mass, singing by the Rondalla Municipal and attended by les Fondoneres and Authorities.
21.00 Regional Dancing by the dancing group of Hondón de las Nieves accompanied by the Rondalla Municipal, Plaza de la Villa.
24.00 Musical Show: KARINA. Sponsored by Excma. Diputación Provincial.
24.00 Barraca Popular (party in the school ground).

THURSDAY 4 AUGUST
09.00 Ringing of the Bells.
09.30 Cycling Ride, from the Plaza de la Villa (Main Square) to La Canalosa, where all participants will be invited to a “almuerzo” (midmorning snack). There will be a draw of two bicycles.
13.00 “Nos vamos de Tapeo” (Let’s go and have some tapas). * Restaurante La Font.
19.00 Walk around the decorated streets of our village with Les Fondoneres, the Fiestas Committee and the Charanga (music group), paying tribute to the senior citizens.
23.30 Serenade to Our Lady, Virgen de las Nieves by the CAM choir groups “Magdala” in the Plaza de la Villa. Sponsored by the CAM Social Work programme.
24.00 Barraca Popular (party in the school ground), “pincha discos” (d.j’s) of our municipality will provide the music.

FRIDAY 5 AUGUST:
MAIN DAY OF OUR FIESTAS, DEDICATED TO OUR PATRON LADY, LA VIRGEN DE LAS NIEVES.
09.00 Ringing of the Bells.
10.00 Pasacalles (Walk around) with the music band of our village,Unión Musical.
12.00 HIGH MASS with the local choirs, La Rondalla & Coro Municipal, attended by Les Fondoneres, Authorities, Guests, Fiestas Committee and people in general.
13.00 “Nos vamos de Tapeo” (Let’s go and have some tapas). *Pub “Las Rocas”.
21.00 Solemn Procession of Our Patron Lady, Virgen de las Nieves. Accompanied by Les Fondoneres, Authorities, Fiestas Committee and people in general, as well as our music band, Unión Musical and the band from Aspe, “Ateneo Musical Maestro Gilabert”.
24.00 Verbena (musical evening) in the Plaza de la Villa with “La Creme” music group.
24.00 Barraca Popular (party in the school ground).

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST
11.00 A 13.00 “Water games” in the under cover court of the
Polideportivo Municipal (sports centre).
13.00 “Nos vamos de Tapeo” (Let’s go and have some tapas). * Bar Central.
18:00 Game of “Pelota Valenciana” C/ Ramón Cremades
23.00 Theatre: “Dos tontas en apuros” by the group Kimana Producciones, Plaza de la Villa. Sponsored by Excma. Diputación Provincial.
During the week of the Fiestas, there will be a tournament of “tanganilla”. Those interested please see Francisco Alpera Tenza

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST
11.00 VII “Paella d’arròç i conill amb caragols” Competition. (Paella of rice with rabbit and snails)
There will be two categories for the competition:
– Youngsters up to 25 yrs old.
– from 26 yrs old onwards, no age limit.
This competition will take place in the street where the schools are. The Fiestas
Committee will provide firewood, chairs, tables and drinks. Organized by the
Asociación de Amas de Casa and sponsored by the Fiestas Committee.
21.30 Music Band Concert, Plaza de la Villa. Unión Musical de Hondón de las Nieves.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST
22.00 h. Night Walk to the Los Evangelistas spot (La Vella) Organized by the Centro Excursionista. Departure from Plaza de la Villa
THURSDAY 11 AUGUST
19.00 XXII Descent from Hondón – Aspe. Departure from Mayor street.
FRIDAY 12 AUGUST
20.30 Talk on Astronomy
23.00 Moon Party . Organized by CIDAM in the terrace of Aula de Cultura.
SATURDAY 13 AUGUST
18.30 Opening of the “Medieval Market – Medieval Fayre” in the plaza San Juan and nearby streets.
21.00 After the Novena finishes, Singing to Our Lady.
24.00 Mariachis in the Plaza de la Villa. Sponsored by Herman y Marijke (to celebrate their X anniversary as hondoneros)
SUNDAY 14 AUGUST
18.30 Medieval Market. Closing at 01:00 am approximately.
01:00 Correfocs (running with fire). As per usual itinerary.
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST
19.00 IX Urban Running Race “Fondó de les Neus”. Departure and registration Calle Nueva.

THE FIESTAS COMMITTEE 2011/2012 WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION AND HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY OUR PATRON’S FIESTAS.