San Sebastian Fiesta in Benamargosa 2022
Benamargosa organizes the Fiesta de San Sebastian every year in January
San Sebastian is a saint celebrated in many villages around Velez Malaga , of which he is the Patron Saint.
Sebastian is originally a 3rd century Roman soldier. He then fought against the Roman Emperor of the time for the defense of the Christians. A pope will make him “Defender of the Church” and the patron saint of soldiers and Christian knights. During the reconquest of Velez Malaga by the Catholic kings (as with other cities), King Fernando often ordered the construction of a hermit or a church in his name.
The story says that during the reconquest of the fortress of Velez Malaga, a man, Sebastian, gave his life by standing right in front of King Fernando when he was about to be killed by an arrow.
This is the opportunity to live to the rhythm of the traditional, popular, and typical festivities of Axarquia – Costa del Sol .
NB : in 2022, due to Covid circumstances, this Fiesta in Comares is reduced to a minimum.
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