Virgen del Carmen

The evening of July 16th is set aside each year for the procession of the Virgen del Carmen. This fiesta is common throughout the coastal communities of Spain, with celebrations in Nerja, Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife and lots of other coastal communities in Andalucia, Murcia, Valencia and Catalonia. Many coastal towns in Spain celebrate this day with the fishing boats setting sail at dusk adorned with flowers.