The Bullas City Council, with the support of the Celebration Commission, has made the decision to postpone the San Marcos Festival to a date yet to be determined.
All the acts related to this Festival are suspended for the moment, waiting to see how the coronavirus crisis evolves.
"San Marcos is one of the most popular festivals in the municipality and the decision has been taken to guarantee everyone's safety and health. We are now in a state of alarm and in a month, when it would be time to celebrate the Fiesta, we do not know what it will be the situation "indicate municipal sources.
Saint Mark's Day is April 25 and the party is celebrated the closest weekend.
This year the celebration coincides with its date since April 25 is Saturday.
The origin of this festival dates back to the end of the 19th century when, in a dry month of April, the peasants decided to take out San Marcos in procession.
As this image did not exist in Bullas, they took out a procession to San Isidro.
A few days later, it rained and, since then, Saint Mark's Day has been celebrated in Bullas, although it is San Isidro who is taken out in a procession and, also, the Virgen del Rosario, patron saint of Bullas.
At the end of the religious parade, another parade is held with floats made by the neighbors.
Once finished they go to the Rafa Recreational Complex where they spend the day in coexistence.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Bullas