Festivals of the Miracle of Agullent

The festivities of the Miracle of Agullent, which include in its programme one of the oldest night-time pilgrimages in the Valencian Country, are a good excuse to come to this small town in the Vall d’Albaida region. Every first Friday of September, at night, neighbours and visitors go up to the Sant Vicent Ferrer’s chapel with lanterns and torches, to remember the miracle of the plague. All of them together, afterwards they sing and wait in line, to anoint themselves with the miraculous oil of Sant Vicent’s lamp.

Beyond religious beliefs, the well-known Nit de les Fogueres d’Agullent, has become over the centuries an excellent testimony of the festive heritage of the lands of the interior. An event of high ethnological, historical and cultural value declared by the Ministry of Tourism as a Festival of Tourist Interest.

A tradition that has been kept alive uninterruptedly for more than four hundred years can only be linked to a single town, and the Agullent September festivities (first weekend in September) allow visitors to tour most of the natural and architectural settings that the town offers, as the events take place in all of them.

Within the framework of these festivities, it is also worth highlighting the Dance, which takes place in the Plaça Major on the first Saturday night of September. Dancers come out, making a large twinning circle in the square, while the band sets the pace and rhythm.