Saturday 2 May is a good day to climb in your car and make your way to Jávea old town. With the spring weather the place is beginning to look very lively and quite charming, a good place for a stroll if you like picturesque old town centres.
In addition, from the 1st till the 3rd or 4th of May, the locals are putting up the famous Cruces de Mayo, because Jávea is celebrating the Fiestas de Jesús Nazareno (Jesus from Nazareth). Outside the houses of the mayorales (members of the group who organize the fiestas), often on the rejas (gratings) of a window, a cross is made of hundreds of flowers and you can walk around the old town of Jávea to admire the different crosses.
Just in case you have forgotten to pay attention to the date, the 3rd of May is Mothering Sunday. If you are still looking for just a small token of your appreciation, you could make your way to the square in front of the main Post Office (Plaza Marina Alta) and visit the little craft fair, where a dozen or more craft people offer you a wide choice of really special presents, all hand made by the people on the stalls. It makes a change from the annual bunch of flowers.
Some thirty people participate in these fairs, taking turns so that every week there is something different to see. On the 2nd of May Toni demonstrates again how turrón (traditional soft nougat) is made.
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