Different activities such as the Festival of the Carnival Groupings, the Coronation of the Mermaid and the infant Mermaid, the Carnival proclamation or the Sunday parade are carried out in the middle of February. All the citizens dress up and participate in these acts to demonstrate their sense of humour.
On the occasion of the eve of the traditional festivity of Saint John, some local associations install platforms in the city squares to burn the traditional “juanillos” (dolls made of old clothes stuffed with hay) at midnight. One of the most popular burnings takes place in La Costilla beach and it is organized by the City Hall Department of Festivities. At the end, there is a firework display.
It is very easy to get excited about Easter here in Rota since we live it in a very special way. The procession of Our Father Jesus of Nazareth, which counts on a large number of penitents, is one of the most expected ones in our town. We can see this brotherhood in the town streets on Good Friday at dawn. Other noteworthy brotherhoods are the Blessed Christ of the Veracruz and the Holy Burial of our Lord Jesus (on Good Friday), our Lady of Sorrow and Blessed Christ of the Charity (on Holy Thursday), our Father of the Health in his Three Falls, our father Jesus Captive and Rescue, our Father Jesus of the Peace, our Blessed Christ of Love and our Father Jesus Resurrected.