fair and festivals
In the past, the fair in Oliva was an annual meeting of merchants and traders of all kinds that was held to make sales and trade exchanges. The new forms of economic exchanges have led to the disappearance of its commercial function, so that the party and fun part that accompanied it has nowadays become the main reason for the fair.
The Tío de la Porra (Uncle of the truncheon) kicks off Oliva's festivities. He and his charanga, all dressed in costume, go around the schools of Oliva giving the good news to the children, announcing that the school year is over and the festivities begin. For a week, markets, craft fairs, funfairs, motor fairs, gastronomic stalls of the different associations of the village, various shows for young and old..., all fill the streets of the village to celebrate the beginning of summer.