The traditional festivities of the patron saints of San Antón and San Sebastián de Orce are well-known in the area. They take place from 16th to 20th January.
The town and its visitors will enjoy music and the traditional verbenas in the Cultural Hall, parades of soldiers with a battle recreation between the Moorish and the Christians, a gastronomy competition of the traditional dish migas and other activities.
16th and 17th January are dedicated to San Antón and 19th and 20th January to San Sebastián. 18th January is left in between the two festivities and the locals called it the day of “the Fox”.
- Day 16th Jan: the festivity starts in the afternoon with a group of dancers, the character of the cascamorras and the page going to the Chapel of San Antón. At the entrance there is the traditional “dance of the flag” as well as fireworks and traditional dances. The patron saint is taken in a procession to the church and there is music in the town during the evening.
- Day 17th Jan: there is a street parade and a church service in honour of San Antón followed by a meal of the event organisers.
- Day 18th Jan: this is the day of “the Fox”. In the morning the patron saint of San Antón is taking back to his chapel and in the afternoon there is a meal with the traditional dish migas and local wine. After this, the organisers for the next year’s event are chosen. In the evening there is a street parade with the traditional vítores, which are songs that tell achievements of notorious people.
- Day 19th Jan: the saint of San Sebastián is taken from his chapel accompanied by a recreation of the Christian troops. On their way to the church, the Moorish troops attack and take the patron saint. Just before the arrival to the church the Christian troops fight back. The saint is given to them while the Moorish agree to integrate with the Christians. Both sides join in a dance.
- Day 20th Jan: there is a parade with dancers, the Moorish and Christian soldiers followed by a church service in honour of San Sebastián. After this, the patron saint is taken to his chapel. In the afternoon the children mimic the adults representing the different characters of the festivity.