Bull running back in Javea

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AFTER an absence of 20 years, Bull Running will return to the Marina Alta town of Javea.

It will be staged from Friday 20 to Sunday January 22. This event will form part of the celebrations held to honour San Sebastian, the patron saint of Javea.

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According to Councilor for Fiestas, Juan Ortolá, the initiative has come from the Associació Cultural Taurina de Xàbia Association (ACTX) who will be responsible for the organisation of the event as well as covering all expenses and that it will not cost local taxpayers, “a single Euro.”

It is hoped that the celebrations will attract many aficionados to Javea, as traditional San Sebastian bull-running events in the Region are few and far between.

Other events during the festivities will include a bicycle race, bell ringing and to end the celebrations on January 21st, there will be a special magic show for children followed by a kid’s fun bull-run using small wheeled trolleys with horns, ‘to allow younger members of the community to enjoy bull running without risk to themselves.’

Prior to this event in the same town, animal lovers celebrated the Festival of San Anthony when pets of all shapes and sizes were blessed by the church under the banner of the patron saint of animals, ‘to keep them safe from harm.’

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