The first of the month is a Spanish bank holiday known as Todos Los Santos. AllSaints Day is a family day of reflection and celebration and a time to remember thosewho have passed on.

Many people will attend church on this day and then visit the cemetries with flowersand offerings. Afterwards the mood changes and becomes more upbeat with afamily meal and traditional foods.

We cannot leave out the huge Benidorm Fiesta’s that also take place this month.There is a course a reason for holding a week long noisy party and it is to celebratethe Suffering Virgin and San Jaime Apostle.

There is a party atmosphere throughout the town with many stages set up for livemusic, people walking around in their traditional dress, dancing, fireworks and bandsparading in the streets. There is the Correfoc, not for the faint hearted, watch andrun with the “devils” through the narrow cobbled streets with their bangers andFireworks. On the final night is a fantastic display of Fireworks from the beach butthis can be seen from all over the town.