When is the LOPF in January 2018? Are there better days/nights to attend? I.e. Blessings, parades, musica/street dancing?
Look under Top Questions about Buceris....the festival is January 16-24. The last night they light off a big castilla with fireworks. It's also the busiest night and can get very crowded. Every night there is something going on in the square stage with music and dancing. i believe there is a parade during the day on the last day as well. We go to the fiesta almost every night.
I always enjoy seeing the ceremony of the Blessing of the Boats, which is held on the last morning of the festival; it takes place on the beach in front of Our Lady of Peace church. Fishing boats coming from La Cruz land on the beach and are blessed by local priests so that the fishermen will be safe at sea (and will catch a lot of fish).
Gracias for the reply's.
24th is the best day. Starts with blessing of the boats around noon, ends with castilla fireworks and the battle of the bandas. Great day/night to catch it all.
Have a great trip!