Day of the Valencian Community (monday)


The 9th of October is a local holiday on the Costa Blanca as it commemorates the conquest of Valencia in 1238 by King James I, liberating it from Muslim rule.

To commemorate this date, Valencian Community cities fill their streets with activities and events.

In Alicante, celebrations kick off on Monday 8 October, in the Town Hall square with a concert named after the date (9 d’octubre) by the municipal orchestra followed by fireworks in Alicante Volvo port area at 24.00.

In Valencia different events are also planned for Monday 8 October, with the ‘Palau de la Generalitat’ opening its doors and offering different events such as local food tasting or guided tours. The evening starts at 20.00 with a hours enjoy a concert to commemorate the occasion followed by dancing and Valencian songs. To round off the day at 24.00 there will be a fireworks display in the Cauce Viejo del Río Turia.


October 8
09:00 — 00:15

Alicante, Valencia

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