In spring starts the first festival of the year in El Poble Nou de Benitatxell. The first Sunday in May the commemoration of "the rose" takes place. The Festival is named that way because it is dedicated to the Virgin of the rose “Mare de Déu del Roser or Virgen del Rosario. The course of this feast includes a few days of holidays in its religious origin and also some festive events for all ages.
The Festeros of the year organize the festive programme which cannot miss "els pans benets" (blessed bread) being distributed to every home in the village; the parade of fancy costumes on the day of Sant Pancraci; the fun "galls carreres" ("chicken race") in which the prize is a chicken to make the paella for "Cuadrillas"; the offering of flowers or fairs, among many others.
These festive days starts on first Sunday in May and take some days. Check out the exact date in the annual diary or in Tourist office.