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couple in hatsBritish expats certainly showed how to celebrate St George’s Day in style today, with around 800 turning out at Camping Almafra on the Alfaz/Benidorm border to party as only the British know how. The majority turned out in red and white and there were many English flags proudly being waved throughout the afternoon…. a sight sadly not seen very often back home.

waving flagA number even came in fancy dress or had their faces painted to add to the carnival like atmosphere then when ‘Land of Hope & Glory’ was sung it really bought out the patriot in everyone – a very rousing moment.


almafra 2What started as a small event back in 2014 has now grown into a spectacular celebration attended by hundreds, taking many months of hard work, preparation and forward planning. There was an amazing line up of Benidorm entertainers who came to sing for the masses – all of them going down a storm.

face paintBut I must say it was somewhat disappointing that hardly any of the bars or clubs in Benidorm paid much attention – unlike St Patrick’s Day in March when green bunting goes up everywhere! It is certainly a lost business opportunity for the bars I think...


dancingMoney raised from the afternoon will be going towards the local food bank and a number of local charities and good causes, so all in all a fantastic day all in the name of helping those less fortunate. A superbly organised day, with much of the hard work done by Sue and Nick Rush and thankfully it was sunny for most of it - unlike the weekend, with just a slight shower in the late afternoon.

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0 #6 Dave Bassett 2019-04-24 20:31
Brilliant
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0 #5 Julie Smith 2019-04-24 20:29
It’s s shame as we had s fantastic time in Benidorm celebrating st Patrick’s day !
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0 #4 Carol Brown 2019-04-24 13:04
Sad we don't do anything like that , it's our special day and I could only find flags for cars, not good for us Brits, well done everyone hope you had a fantastic day
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0 #3 Avril Poffley-griffi 2019-04-24 13:04
I live in the Royal country of Berkshire Reading, we went out to town & not one pub street had a flag anywhere disgraceful.my window with Easter flags as well.x
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0 #2 Denise Crossley 2019-04-24 07:02
Good for you Benidorm . Wish I was there celebrating . Whoopi
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0 #1 Stephen Chatt Milne 2019-04-24 07:00
I saw quite a few around town,absolutley wonderful,yes so so sad that Brits back in that country seem to be afraid to a acknowledge St Georges,England s National Day..in case they are considered Racist!!!..well I will never let that PC brigade or sentiment hinder my beliefs or actions..well done Benidorm ex pats,so its on with the show..
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