The end of September and the beginning of October is when one of Gandía’s most celebrated fiestas takes place – Fira i Festes – which basically celebrates the way life in Gandía was back in the early 17th century at the time of Frances de Borja, the town’s most famous son. This year is the 500th anniversary of his birth, so there is a further time of celebration in a month’s time to coincide with his birthdate.
Fira i Festes was therefore celebrated even more enthusiastically than usual, which provided a wonderful diversion for our guests who arrived at the beginning of the fiesta week. Tom & Sheila and Tim & Liz stayed with us for five nights, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves in our home. The weather was beautiful for the duration of their visit and they spent time around the pool, in Gandía town, down at the playa – which they said was probably the most beautiful and well maintained beach they had ever visited – and also had a day’s excursion to Valencia City. They also made great friends with our cats and dogs, and were sorry to leave when the time came to drive back to Santander and catch the ferry back to England.
October continues to be a busy month though, with other guests arriving, and more still to come at the weekend – and many more already booked in towards the end of the month in preparation for the next round of Borja celebrations in Gandía.