Finestrat fiestas: the “correfoc”

The correfoc was cancelled last year due to cutbacks in expenditure on the local fiestas, but it is the highpoint of the celebrations for many people and it was reintroduced again this year.

The correfoc (Valenciano meaning “fire run”) is a fast walk through Finestrat at night, led by a band of drummers and shawn players, with fireworks exploding all around the streets and manic fire carriers running through the crowds setting off catherine wheels of fire, shooting cascades of sparks into the throng, and generally behaving dangerously. It is not for the fainthearted or those inclined towards health and safety…

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About Gareth Thomas

A fairly mixed career starting as an aircraft technician and later Franciscan friar eventually led into secondary school teaching. I settled in Spain where I teach Geography part-time and spend the rest of my time looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I have two blogs: a geography blog and a donkey blog.
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