The Virgen del Carmen is one of the most popular festivities in Nerja. This festivity will be celebrated this year in several days. Although the day of the Virgen del Carmen is July 16. The festival will have events scheduled for July 15, 16 and 23, 2022
This year the Virgen del Carmen will have a new processional tour and as a novelty a popular moraga on Burriana beach with a concert by Manuel Orta.
Nerja recovers the celebration of the festivity of the Virgen del Carmen, one of the most popular festivals in Nerja, a festival where the patron saint of sailors is paraded and one of the oldest traditions in Nerja.
Virgen del Carmen Program 2022
Friday, July 15
The festivity will begin on July 15 at 8:00 p.m. in the Church of El Salvador, with a floral offering, the kissing of hands and the imposition of Medals to the brothers of the brotherhood of the Virgen del Carmen.
Saturday, July 16
At 6:00 p.m.: On the 16th, the Holy Mass will take place in homage to the Virgen del Carmen at six in the afternoon.
After the mass: Once it is finished, the procession will begin through the streets of Nerja and by boat on the sea.
Virgen del Carmen procession itinerary
It leaves from the Balcon de Europa church, Carmen street, Cavana square, Diputación street, and Castilla Pérez avenue to La Torrecilla beach where the Virgin will be embarked to travel along the coast from El Playazo to Burriana beach.
The tour will end at Calahonda beach. Here the Virgin is landed and carried on the shoulders of the fishermen through the Stairs of Calahonda, Boquete de Calahonda to the Balcon de Europa.
When the Virgin arrives in Calahonda and with her disembarkation there will be a fireworks show.
New 2022 – Concert at Burriana beach on July 23rd
The traditional popular moraga will be held on the 23rd on Burriana beach. There will be sardine skewers for everyone, and attendees will be able to enjoy a tribute concert to the Virgen del Carmen by the singer Manuel Orta.
History of the Virgin of Mount Carmel
This festivity is of marine origin. The day of the Virgen del Carmen is celebrated in many fishing villages or fishing villages. The Virgen del Carmen is the patron saint of fishermen or men of the sea.
The first brotherhood of the Virgen del Carmen was created in the 18th century.
The festivities begin the day before with a floral offering to the Virgin.
On July 16 there is a popular moraga accompanied by music and traditional folklore
In Nerja they were only taken out in procession but from the 1960s the brotherhood of fishermen was promoted, the brotherhood of the Virgen del Carmen in Nerja and they began to take the Virgin by boat.
At the end of the 1980s, the current boat was built to transport the Virgen del Carmen. (This work was thanks to José Calvente (Pepe Calafate). And since 1987 there has been a procession in the sea.
The Virgen del Carmen in Nerja. Procession in the sea ⛵
The Virgin is paraded along the beaches of Nerja accompanied by a dozen boats. Until you reach Calahonda beach where you can see a fireworks display.
Here the Virgin is lowered from the boat and the fishermen carry her on their shoulders down the stairs of Calahonda and carry her up to the Balcon de Europa.
What is the Virgen del Carmen?
The Virgen del Carmen is the patron saint of men of the sea. She is the patron saint or virgin of fishermen.
When is the Day of the Virgen del Carmen celebrated?
July 16 is the day of the Virgen del Carmen. The day of the Virgen del Carmen is celebrated in the fishing villages or the coastal towns. It is a very popular tradition in the towns of the Andalusian coast
More info about VIRGEN DEL CARMEN:
You can find all the information about the Virgen del Carmen Nerja on the official facebook page of the Brotherhood of the Virgen del Carmen. here: facebook.com/virgen.delcarmennerja
If you have doubts you can also consult the Nerja Lovers group: facebook.com/groups/523825738555433