Easter week is extended with the
festivals of San Vicente Ferrer, the Patron Saint of the
Valencian Community. Tradition demands a visit to his birthplace,
now a chapel, where the children must drink from "El
Pouet de Sant Vicent" (St Vicente's well) in order
that they "learn to speak at an early age, don't suffer
tonsillitis, don't take the Lord's name in vain and don't
During the festival, children re-enact the miracles of San Vicente on
altar/stages errected in the thirteen neighbourhood areas of the city.
These performances take place under the ever watchful eye of the Saint
whose image overlooks each of the platforms.
The oldest altar/stage for the enactments dates from 1561 and
is set up every year next to the "Pouet de Sant Vicent".