The holiday of Saint Christopher dates back to July 9th 1391. Legend has it that a small image of the Saint was found buried in the city’s synagogue. This miracle caused the temple to be christened and be dedicated to Saint Christopher. In 1399, King Martin the Humane set up Saint Christopher’s Brotherhood in València.
The holiday fell into oblivion in the 20th century, but in 1993 it started being celebrated again on July 10th in the surrounding area of Saint Christopher’s Monastery. He is currently considered the patron of motorists, and his celebrations are held on Alboraia Street and its surrounding area with an outdoor mass, the distribution of blessed palms in ancient medieval tradition, the parade, a high mass, the blessing of vehicles, and the procession with the image.