When is the Feast of San Vincent Ferrer?
The Feast of San Vincent Ferrer is observed in the Catholic Church on April 5th, the date of his death in 1419.
The municipal public holiday in the city of Valencia is observed on the Monday after Easter Monday. This is the last day of the school holidays in many parts of the city.
Traditions of the Feast of San Vincent Ferrer
Vincent Ferrer was a Valencian Dominican friar, who gained acclaim as a missionary and a logician
St.Vincent Ferrer is the patron saint of the Valenciana Community. He was named after St. Vincent Martyr, who is the patron saint of the city of Valencia.
Though it may not be declared as an official regional public holiday, the day of St.Vicent Ferrer, all stores in Valencia will be closed.
There will be parades in the streets in the centre of the city, with people dressed in their typical Valencian clothes and most groups will be accompanied by a small band of musicians.
The biggest parade takes place along the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, starting at 13:00. There will also be a special mass in the cathedral in the morning.