Fiestas de Otivar – Inmaculada Concepción (5-7 December)

At the beginning of December each year we can look forward to the Fiestas de Otivar, in honor of the Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception)!  This beautiful pueblo blanco is perched in the hills about 20 minutes outside of Almuñécar.  The village comes alive for 3 days and nights, with events, music, lights, food and fun.

At the beginning of December each year we can look forward to the Fiestas de Otivar, in honor of the Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception)!  This beautiful pueblo blanco perched in the hills about 20 minutes outside of Almuñécar.  The village come alive for 3 days and nights, with events, music, lights, food and fun. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

What is the Immaculate Conception?

The Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception) is a dogma of the Catholic Church, decreed in 1854 that maintains that the Virgen Maria (Virgin Mary) was free from original sin from the first moment of her conception by the merits of her son, Jesus Christ.

This belief should not be confused with the doctrine of the virgin birth of Jesus.  That states that Jesus was conceived without the intervention of a man, while Mary remained a virgin before, during, and after childbirth.

In developing the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Catholic Church contemplates the special position of Mary as the mother of Christ.  And it maintains that God preserved Mary from the moment of her conception of every stain or effect of original sin.  Which was to be transmitted to all men, because they are descendants of Adam and Eve.  They were going to be the mother of Jesus, who is also God.  The doctrine reaffirms with the expression “full of grace” (Gratia Plena) contained in the greeting of the archangel Gabriel, and recorded in the prayer of the Hail Mary, this aspect of being free from sin by the grace of God.


5 December Concert

Concert by TENTACIÓN December 5th in OTÍVAR!!!
Starting at 11 in the municipal tent set up in Parque Andalucía.


6 December Paintball

6th of December
Next to the soccer field PAINTBALL
for over 14 years with authorization!!! Groups of 5-6 people


6 December Comedy Show

Pepe el Caja performs! Come and join in for free.

22:30 Salon de Fiestas


6 December Music Festival

Enjoy all of the music and fun and dance til you drop!
23:30 Salon de Fiestas


7 December Performance

Censored in Facebook!  Una de Romanos
19:00 Salon de Actos


7 December Concert

Paco Candela – Paseo por lo eterno
22:30 Carpa Multiusos


Fiestas de Otivar  from the pastSchedule 2019

Each December we can look forward to the Fiestas de Otivar, in honor of the Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception)!  The village come alive, with events, music, lights, food, and fun.

December 6, 2019

09:30 Shot to the Plate, on the grounds of the Campiñuela.

10:00 Diana the Music Band of Molvízar, with bell ringing and rocket launch.

11:00 Contest with the award of the “Adorna tu calle”.

12:00 Equestrian Show, in the Futbol field.

13:30 Concert music by the Band of Molvízar, in the Vista Verde viewpoint.

13:30 Opening of the Exhibitions, in the Town hall auditorium.

16:00 Futbol Show, in the Futbol field.

18:00 Children’s afternoon with a magic workshop.

19:30 Magic show by the Magician LAPSUS (La Maquina) .

20:30 Exhibition of the Kempo de Otívar Club.

22:30 Gala Party with Musical performances and a DJ show.
Election of the Queen of the Feasts of Otívar 2019, Miss Visitor and Mr. Otívar, in the party room. Free admission.

 

December 7, 2019

10:00 Diana the Music Band of Molvízar

11:00 Traditional Games.  Sack race, Catch the ham, pots, pans, …

12:00 Concert by the Music Band of Molvízar

12:30 Dog show at the Vista Verde viewpoint by the Civil Guard agents of Granada.  Celebrating the 175th anniversary.

13:30 Opening of the Exhibitions, in the event hall.

14:30 Popular Food, in the town hall square.

16:30 Bingo afternoon on behalf of the AMPA of Otívar, in the party room.

17:30 Afternoon performance of Rosález.

19:30 Performance of the dance group “Otívar al Compás”.

20:30 Presentation of the book “Almuñecar in the War of Independence – The Mayor Charity” , by Mr. Nicolás Antonio Fernández.

21:30 Night of Humor, with the performance of “El Greco”.

22:30 Entertainment with the Orchestra Mischief, in the party room. Free admission.

December 8, 2019

10:00 Diana the Music Band of Molvízar.

12:00 Solemn Mass in honor of the Immaculate Conception.

13:00 Concert of the Band of Music of Molvízar, at the end of Mass.

13:30 Opening of the Exhibitions, in the event hall.

18:00 Solemn Procession of the Immaculate Conception.

19:30 Fireworks Castle, next to the Town Hall.

21:00 Velada Flamenca
Singers: Julio Fajardo and Niña de Benamejí.
Guitar:  Francisco Hurtado “Morilito”.

22:30 Entertainment with the Orchestra Mischief, in the party room. Free admission.

December 9, 2019

10.00 Diana the Music Band of Molvízar.

12:00 Solemn Mass in honor of the Virgin of the Rosary.

13:00 Concert of the Band of Music of Molvízar, at the end of Mass.

13:30 Opening of the Exhibitions at the Assembly Hall.

14.30 Popular Food.

16:30 Afternoon of Bingo on behalf of the Association of Women “Mayor Charity” of Otívar, in the party room.

18:00 Solemn Procession of the Virgin of the Rosary.


 

 

Heidi

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with husband and their kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com

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