From early in the morning, dozens of neighbors, schoolchildren and visitors have joined the festival of Santa Lucia. Like every December 13, the traditional pilgrimage organized by the Santa Lucía festeros took place. At 10 hours the official route began from the Plaza de la Iglesia to the hermitage located on a small hill of Xàbia.
At 11 a.m. Mass was held in the hermitage of Santa Lucía, officiated by the parish priest Church of St. Bartholomew, Salvador Torrent and where the name of the 2018 festeros has been announced and the painting has been raffled.
After the religious ceremony, the festivities of Santa Lucía 2017 have proceeded to make the tour around the Hermitage carrying the images of Santa Lucia and Santa Barbará accompanied by the music of the Colla dels Xirimitabs. Many neighbors have turned the bell of the hermitage on the occasion of this holiday.
The sweetest point of this popular party has been the traditional chocolate lunch and sneakers for all attendees.