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Jalon Solemn Weekend

This event is worth going to see. Please be extremely respectful of this religious festival, for example, don’t swig a pint as the procession passes you – it is considered extremely bad manners!

Friday 16th February

17:00 Ringing of the bells announcing the departure of the Holy Virgin Desemparats from Valencia.
19:00 Reception of the Holy Virgin Desemparats in the church of Sant Domenech. Welcome prayer and transfer of the statue in procession to the main church accompanied by the Jalon Musical Band.
22:00 Vigil of prayer and rejoicing

Saturday 17th February
08:00 Prayer of laudes
08:30 Saint Rosary
10:00 Public prayers. Afterwards, personal prayer time and pick-up (possibility of confessions)
15:30 to 17:30 Children are invited to join in with prayers
18:00 Offering of food donations will be accepted in favour of caritas.
19:30 Solemn procession (except Carrer Santa Ana as it is too thin for the statue) Accompanied by Jalon fiesta band.

Sunday 18th February

08:00 Early departure from the town to the cemetery with singing. Prayers for the deceased people of Jalon and transfer of the statue to the church.
10:00 Chocolate drinks offered by the fiesta organisers of 2017.
12:30 Mass in the main church square.
16:30 Concentration at the church door and transfer of the statue to the ermita of Sant Domenech (accompanied by the Jalon music association)
17:00 Departure of the statue to Valencia.

Holy Virgin

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