La Mare de Déu de la Salut Festival

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Festivity of 'la Mare de Déu de la Salut' of Algemesí.

La Mare de Déu de la Salut Festival is a festival celebrated in Algemesí, Spain, in August 29–September 8. The festival is in honour of the patron saint of Algemesí, La Mare de Déu de la Salut, and has been dated back to 1247.

The holiday was awarded UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designation on November 28, 2011.


The festival contains three parades on September 7–8, involving music, dancing, and Muixerangas. The first, the "Procession of Promises", takes place on September 7, and includes children acting out religious dramas. The second, the "Parade of the Morning", takes place the next day and includes representations of King James I of Aragon and his wife. The final parade, the "Volta General", contains depictions of biblical characters.