The festive calendar begins in El Poble Nou de Benitatxell with the celebration of "Sant Antoni el Porquet", which has traditionally been linked to the blessing of the animals (coinciding with the Saint's day of San Antón, January 17).
The Association of Cavallistes i Carreters de El Poble Nou de Benitatxell has managed to rekindle this festive day so that this celebration has become of many participants. Going out usually and enjoy a popular lunch, enjoy a typical parade through the streets together with neighbours and animal lovers, throughout the Marina Alta. Stables and a multitude of pets are the main characters of this traditional festive day.
The festive day will take place at the end of January. Check out the exact date in annual diary or in Tourist office.