Sa Festa des Parlar de Sa

Sa Festa des Parlar de Sa

The first weekend of June, for a few years, “Sa Festa des Parlar de Sa” has been held, organized by the Center for the Study of the Majorcan Repopulation in the Kingdom of Valencia (CERM), the Tàrbena city council and the support from the Valencian Academy of Llengua. These are organized to carry out activities related to this linguistic variant, which is a literary contest called "Concurs Literari Adolf Salvá", which proposes the creation of a narrative text in Tarbener, a topic is chosen to be discussed and a proposal is proposed. series of words to include in the text. There is a jury made up of a writer, a person from the Valencian Academy and a “tarbener” member endowed with Valencian training who will decide the awards.

Gastronomic and handicraft fair

Gastronomic and handicraft fair

Declared a Festival of Local Tourist Interest. It takes place the third weekend in July and has a very varied program of activities for young and old. It represents a great enhancement of culture, local gastronomy, popular traditions and traditional crafts. At this meeting, we can buy local products, while enjoying some traditional crafts such as wicker and palm, all enlivened with dances and popular music.

Fiesta de los solteros

Fiesta de los solteros

Fiesta dels Fadrins. It is celebrated the first weekend of July. The singles of the town go house to house asking for an amount of money per single with the aim of raising funds for the weekend, to the houses where there are still single people without getting married. With this collection, what is intended is to pay for dinner on Saturday night, which is usually a giant catering omelette followed by a mobile disco or the performance that is hired for the square and Sunday lunch, which is usually paella or fideguá.

In the shops of the town a list is placed so that "es fadrins" who wish to register for these activities and they themselves, the day the party begins, will also pay a small fee to increase the amount collected. If there is money left over, melons or ice creams are usually distributed.

Fiestas Patronales en honor a Santa Bárbara

Fiestas Patronales en honor a Santa Bárbara

They take place the first weekend of August

Bells ring and rockets are fired to get the party started. Religious acts such as masses, processions and the offering of flowers to Santa Bárbara are mixed with other traditional, cultural and fun acts such as the popular dances of Tàrbena, mascletà, orchestra in the square, the awakening with xirimita, the castle of fires, aperitifs, pilota games, parades, children's theater, paella, the municipal swimming pool becomes a water park for a few hours, heifers are released ...

But, the so-called "festers" have special relevance in these festivals, which throughout the year have a presence in the municipality, organizing events and various activities to raise funds to enjoy their festivals.