Monday, June 20, 2022

Tabaiba will enjoy the night of San Juan again after two years without celebration

In addition to the traditional sardinada (sardine cook out) and floating bonfire, for the first time, the cave, which until now could not be visited, will be used as an altar for the image of Saint John the Baptist.

After two years without celebrations, the coastal town of Tabaiba Baja will revive the festivities in honour of San Juan Bautista on Thursday, June 23. This year, in addition to the traditional sardinada and the popular floating bonfire, the fitting out of the cave located in front of the Charco de TabaibaPiscina Natural de Tabaiba (Natural Swimming Pool) is added as an altar for the Icon of the Saint, a carving that a group of residents from the area have kept for years in the absence of an appropriate place where it could be exhibited.

This event, which can be described as historic, will be celebrated with a Eucharist and a small procession along the Avenida Marítima. The night of June 23 will be enlivened by radio Rumberos FM broadcasting live, the batucada and percussion of Mambisa and the Reve group. To end the night, there will be a fireworks display that this year will, for the first time, have a low noise impact to affect people with hearing hypersensitivity and pets in the closest housing estates as little as possible.

From 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, the Eve of San Juan, the party will move to the vicinity of the Avenida Marítima and the Charco de Tabaiba with the religious celebration. At nightfall, around 9:00 p.m., the different events will begin with a sardinada for all attendees, the musical show enlivened by the Mambisa group and the traditional lighting of the floating bonfire by divers from the Club de Diving «El Pejín», is scheduled for 11:00 p.m.

Both from the Tabaiba Festival Commission and from the El Rosario Council, emphasis is placed on the need to go to the area of ​​Avenida Marítima well in advance due to the nature of the streets of Tabaiba and its lack of parking. Those who want to enjoy that night are asked not to try to access the limited area of ​​the party in their vehicles and to do so on foot from Avenida Marítima itself or by descending the stairs of Calle Bélgica.