Nerja Fiesta San Anton 2022
Maro, town of Nerja , will hold the San Anton Fiesta on Saturday 15 and Monday 17 January 2022San Anton, is a saint celebrated in many villages in Andalusia. Anthony the Great, 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 fiesta is a celebration in honour of the patron saint of Maro and protector of animals, San Antón.This festival, whose origins date back to the 17th century, begins with traditional bonfires in the streets (at 17:00 on Saturday). A bonfire is held in front of the beautiful iglesia de la Maravillas from 8pm! On Monday there is a traditional procession and blessing of the animals. This is an opportunity to experience the traditional and popular festivities in this white village in Axarquia .
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