On August 6th is the feast of the Saviour, the main patron of Onda. Citizens pay a devout tribute to the saint, perpetuating a tradition that remains from the past.
Even more important than the day itself, is the previous evening known as noche del Salvador (Saviour’s Eve). During the night of August 5th, Onda’s people walk five kilometres in procession from the town to of the Holy Saviour hermitage to attend Mass, sing the patron saint’s hymn and enjoy of different events organized in its honour.
Likewise, traditionally groups of friends gather in booths distributed in the countryside where they have dinner together, launch fireworks in honour of the Saint and plunge into a warm night of music and celebration. And not just on this day, but during the week before, when many and varied events are organized too, such as concerts, festivals, medieval market, etc.