- During the week of May 16 to 22, Cocentaina will host the II Congress of the Commercial Network, the XV Gastronomic Conference and the I FiraFest
- With this initiative we want to give the impetus to the hotel industry and local commerce that was achieved with the two weekends in the last edition
The Fira de Tots Sants de Cocentaina celebrates its Mig Any. It will be the week of May 16 to 22 and during those days the municipality will host the II Congress of the Fira de Tots Sants Commercial Network, the XV Gastronomic Conference and the I FiraFest. The initiative responds to the purpose of maintaining the momentum for the hotel industry and local commerce that was the format of two weekends of the Fira held last edition, to try to avoid crowds and guarantee enough space.
After two very hard years where the traditional Fira de Tots Sants has had to adapt to the extraordinary health circumstances that were being experienced, it is finally back to normal and in six months we will be able to walk the streets again with the complete offer of commercial exhibition, gastronomy, leisure and culture that characterizes the Fira de Tots Sants de Cocentaina, in its traditional format. However, the option on two consecutive weekends, held last year as a security measure against Covid, was very well received by local businesses and hotels, as it was an important source of income after two very difficult years for these sectors as a result of the restrictions of the pandemic.
To maintain this momentum, and as it did in June 2019 to celebrate the event's declaration of International Tourist Interest, the Cocentaina City Council has opted for the organization of MIg Any for a week in May, a format in which will condense the organization of the II Congress of the Fira de Tots Sants Commercial Network, the XV Gastronomic Conference and the I Fira Fest.
From June 16 to 22, Cocentaina establishments will include rice dishes, grilled dishes and typical cuisine of the region in their menus, in addition to the typical local tapas. Also, and as a novelty for nightlife, establishments in the municipality will offer their services at the fairgrounds where the I Fira Fest, a music festival, will be held for a full weekend, with a varied selection of performers, soloists, soul groups, jazz, pop, remember sessions, even a day dedicated to children.
Within the context of the Mig Any of Fira de Cocentaina, the City Council has also organized the II Congress of the Fira de Tots Sants Commercial Network, aimed at all the companies participating in the event, with the aim of providing the tools that allow improving the experience of vendors and visitors. A meeting that this year will have two days dedicated exclusively to the formation of the commercial network and a final day open to the public, with a theme focused on gastronomy and traditional food products from Fira.
According to the councilor of Fira, Eugenia Miguel, "the Fira is a great event that has other activities around it and this is one of those that the City Council wants to consolidate, just as the half years of other such important dates are celebrated. for the people such as the Mare de Déu or the Moors and Christians Festival". In this sense, he trusts that it will be a success "because these have been very hard years for these two sectors and now people want to go out and celebrate" For Eugenia Miguel, this Mig Any, also serves as a claim "to invite people to the big date in November when we will celebrate our 676 Fira de Tots Sants in its usual traditional format".