Valencia celebrates “Nou d’Octubre” (October 9), a historic day for the city and the whole community, with several free activities.
October 9 commemorates the entrance to the city of King Jaume I in 1238. It’s also Saint Dyonisius, which Valencians celebrate as a kind of Saint Valentine’s, with lovers giving typical presents to each other: the mocaorà, a knotted silk scarf with marzipan sweets inside, handmade by locals.
This whole week, until the big day, the Palau de la Generalitat will be open to the public, as well as several cultural spaces all around the Valencian Community, such as the Rialto theater, the castle in Xátiva, and the Roman Theater in Sagunto.
Culminating in a series of concerts and processions, including a floral offering to the king’s image.