A colourful celebration in honour of the patron saint of farmers. The procession of multicoloured floats is the most striking moment of the day.
The festival dates from the 19th century, and today it involves lots of interesting events, such as the Santa Bárbara procession and bonfire, and the choosing of the Queen of the Festival and her six ladies. The biggest day of the festival is when the procession of the floats takes place, and it’s a great time to enjoy the local food and wine. The floats are handcrafted over months, and decorated in bright colours, with lots of tissue paper and farm-related motifs.It has been a Festival of National Interest for Tourism since 2021, in recognition of its attractions for tourists and its work in preserving Yecla’s cultural traditions. It’s celebrated on the weekend closest to 15 May, the feast day of San Isidro Labrador.