LEISURE AND FESTIVITIES
Canet lo Roig is emphasised by its wide range of popular festivals and celebrations. Among them, we can highlight the following ones:
Patron Saint Festivals. They are celebrated in August and they last 10 days; they usually start the second week of August, always including the celebration of August 15. During these days, the local people as well as visitors enjoy a great variety of activities such as sporting competitions at local level, bullfighting events, activities related to hunting, trekking routes, night festivals,… a whole range of activities for both adults and children.
San Miguel’s festivities. San Miguel is the patron saint of our village and we celebrate this festivity in honour of our patron saint in two different periods of the year. The first one takes place the first weekend of May (May 7) whereas the second one is celebrated the last weekend of September. The festivity of San Miguel of May is considered to be a religious festivity in which a pilgrimage to the health’s fountain (Fuente de la Salud) of Traiguera takes place. Both celebrations are based on bullfighting events and communal dinners.
Santa Isabel’s festivity. This festivity is held at the beginning of June and it is mainly based on a pilgrimage to the chapel of our village which is called Santa Isabel’s Chapel (Ermita de Santa Isabel). During the pilgrimage, the countryside is blessed and a mass is held.
Oil fair. This fair is held in June. It is essentially based on food and agriculture products of our village; among them, we should emphasise the olive oil because it is the key product of Canet lo Roig. During this fair, not only can we taste the different types of oils that our trees offer us but also we have the opportunity to taste the typical products of our region. Furthermore, the restaurants of our village as well as the ones from other villages prepare typical tapas during the fair. This event is known as “Canetapa”.
kaneTronik. KaneTronik is a music festival in which several DJs who have different musical styles make that more than 500 members participate in the event every year. To make the festival more enjoyable, light bars and laser systems are installed. During the festival, which lasts 12 hours, we can listen to a wide range of music, from remember to electronic music. This festival is held twice a year: once during the patron saint festivals of Canet lo Roig (Summer Festival) and the other in winter (Winter Festival).