La Velá de la Fuensanta, celebrated from September 5 to 9, will feature more than 50 activities, 24 attractions this year,
The Fuensanta fair, known among Cordoba as La Velá, is a popular fair, framed in recent years to be an eminently evening of the Barrio de la Fuensanta. It is celebrated the first weekend of September making it coincide with day 8, a festive date in Córdoba in honor of the copatrona of the Virgin city of Fuensanta.
Together with the day of San Rafael they make up the two local festivals of the Cordoba municipality.
Its antiquity we have to place in the eighteenth century,
The years 1804 and 1835, the Fuensanta Fair was held in the Plaza de la Magdalena due to epidemics that occurred these years.
It is the custom of Velá, the establishment of several stalls for the sale of ceramic bells, which delight children. For these, there are also some fairground attractions that feature the usual "little horses", butt cars, flying, witch train, etc. For the elderly, booths are installed where you can taste the typical dishes of Cordoba cuisine, along with scenarios where various performances are performed. Of course and as a popular festival, fireworks will not be missing, which will illuminate the night with all its thunderous color.
The visitor of "la Velá" performs two rites: one religious, base and origin of the fair, consisting of visiting the Virgin within the Church and another pagan that is fulfilled by visiting the Cayman de la Fuensanta, exposed on the side walls of the Church, where it is also used to contemplate a rib of whale as well as numerous votives of the faithful of Cordoba.
Very typical of this party is the sardiná and salmorerá, in which you can taste these delicacies for free.
Date: September 5-9, 2019.
Place: Plaza del Pocito.
Friday, September 6, 2019
8.30pm Pimentada Frita (Youth Square)
21.00 Workshop: Maceration of plants, colonies and perfumes (Youth Square)
21.00h Exhibition of short films: Peace with Dignity (Youth Square)
21.40h Proclamation: Delegation of Youth CJC and Youth for Climate. Then there will be the concerts of Mariquil-la (singer-songwriter) and the Wadubkivir Sound System (Reggae / Dub) group. (Youth Square)
9.45pm Circus: Moreno Brothers (Youth Square)
Saturday, September 7, 2019
18.00 Role Playing Games (Youth House)
20.00h Talk: Bookmakers, addiction of the new century (Youth House)
20.30h Games: With Jugamos Tod @ s (Youth Square)
9.00 pm Workshop: Illustration of galaxies with watercolor (Youth Square)
2130h Concerts: Fem Systah (Rap feminist), Alma Fenix (Rock / Pop) and Habikas (Rock) (Youth Square)
Sunday, September 8, 2019
18.45h Battle of roosters (Musical duel between rappers) (Youth Square) More information
20.00h Craft workshop: Avocado carving (Youth Square)
20.00h Workshop: Draw with the right side of the brain (Youth Square)
8.30pm Talk and exhibition: A walk through the Sierra Morena by J.M. Sánchez (Youth House)
9.30pm Concerts of Malpoeta (Rock), Guitar and Claw (Gypsy Punk) and Basilisk Collevtive (D&B) (Youth Square)
Bell stands in the Fuensanta- Valerio Merino
The avenue of the Fuensanta will once again be the favorite place of the smallest that go to the Velá, since here the attractions will be located, which will run from September 5 at 8:00 p.m. until September 9 at 10:00 p.m. h. In addition, on Sunday the little cafes will cost half.