The protagonists of the festivities in honor of the Holy Trinity in Dénia are the residents of the street that bears his name. The street dwellers Holy Trinitat, in the neighborhood Les Roques, are in charge of the festive programming and the events around the image.
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Santísima Trinidad street is in the heart of the historic center of Dénia.
Future date and calendar
The feast of the Santíssima Trinitat is always celebrated the Sunday after PentecostTherefore, its date varies according to the year. These are the dates for the next few years:
- May 30 2021
- June 12, 2022
- June 4, 2023
- May 26 2024
- June 15, 2025
- May 31 2026
- May 23 2027
The festivities last three days, although Sunday is the main day.
Its organization is in charge of the Festival Commission of the Holy Trinity, made up of neighbors and friends. During these three days of celebrations, recreational and religious acts take place. Dinners and street parties are scheduled, and on Sunday mass is celebrated in honor of the Holy Trinitat.
On Sunday morning the image of the house where it has been guarded all year is collected (a rotating shift is established between neighbors), and it is transferred to the Convent of the Augustinian, where a mass is held in his honor and blessed bread is distributed. After mass, the image returns in procession to the street and the traditional joys to the Holy Trinity are sung.
The Grotesque Dansà
La Dansa Grotesca (the grotesque dance), is celebrated on the last day of the festivities in the afternoon. Neighbors wear their most extravagant costumes and dance to the sound of the dolçaina and tabalet down the street, while they are leaving the houses and surprising the audience.
At the end, an awards ceremony is given to the participants thanks to the collaboration of neighborhood companies.
According to the Dianense historian Vicent Balaguer in the festivities book of 2016, Santísima Trinidad de Dénia street dates from the late nineteenth century. Around the year 1908 it already had 28 houses occupied by families of working origin.
Balaguer refers to a story collected years ago by Roberto Roselló Ribes from the mouth of Josefa Far Català, who reproduced the words of his grandmother, Vicenta Pont:
Mrs. Pont, very devoted to the Holy Trinity, entrusted herself to her when she fell ill. Healing was so rapid that Vicenta, as a way of gratitude, acquired a lithograph of the Trinity. Over time, she managed to save enough money to buy a carving and, according to tradition, she approached the Dianense historian Roc Chabàs, who at that time was canon of the Cathedral of Valencia, to bring her an image of the statue from there. Holy Trinity. Chabàs fulfilled his commission and from that moment on, a mass and a set of festive events have been celebrated in the Agustinas Convent.