We had business in Javea yesterday, a large town about 45 minutes away from us.
We finished the first part of the meeting and were asked to return in half an hour, so we wandered along tiny streets only for pedestrians stopping for a coffee and toastada (half a toasted bagette with olive oil, grated tomato and serrano ham)
As we sat there we heard a piper and drummer approaching with people of all ages following.
Now is the time for fiestas and they were starting with San Juan
June, July and August are the main months for the celebrations
Businesses close, deliveries grind to a halt and everything is on a go slow, manana, manana
We finished our business and walked back for the car.
There was a habadashery shop tucked away and I couldn´t resist a little peek
I´m so glad I did, look what I found
5 metres each of the ribbon and one each of the sequins all for 10 euros, brilliant and spot on wedding colours.
The tradition for the fiestas in towns is to decorate the entrance of the home of festeras and those involved in that years activities. We spotted this one, beautiful
some of the side streets were decorated too
They know how to party