San Anton Festival in Canillas de Albaida
Canillas de Albaida organizes the Festival of San Anton, every year, mid-January
San Anton, is a saint celebrated in many villages in Andalusia. San Antonio, real name Antonio Abad, born in Egypt, is recognized, by his actions and his love for nature throughout his life, as the patron saint of animals.
During these celebrations it is not uncommon to see animals be blessed (dog, cat, donkey, horses, etc.)
This is the opportunity to live to the rhythm of traditional and popular festivities in this Andalucian white village of Axarquia – Costa del Sol
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