Moraira Moors & Christians.
The Moors and Christians will be marching through the streets of Moraira again this year, from Friday the 8th to Sunday the 17th of June 2018. The programme includes traditional parades, battles and the firing of the blunderbuss guns, and also a grand international music festival and several concerts. An outline of the programme is listed below.
Friday 8th June
19:30 Inauguration of the Medieval Andalusí Market
22:30 Opening Speeches in the Espai La Senieta
Saturday 9th June
21:30 Parade of all the Moors and Christian filas from the El Fortí to the Castle
22:00 Presentation of the Standards of each group at the Castle Promenade, followed by live music
Sunday 10th June
18:00 Grand International Music Festival, live on Stage at the Castle. Jazz, Folk, Rock and Country
Monday 11th June
20:00 Concert by the English Choir in the Church of Moraira
Thursday 14th June
20:00 Musical Concert by the Colla el Falçó de Teulada in Calle Dr. Calatayud
Friday 15th June
13:00 Informal Parade of the filas
13:30 Firing of the Blunderbusses at the Castle along the Paseo del Castillo
19:30 Procession & Offering of the Flowers in honour of the Sacred Christ of Moraira
23:00 The spectacular arrival of the Moors on the beach at Playa L’Ampolla and the commencement of the battle to conquer the Castle.
Saturday 16th June
09:00 General Reveille with the firing of Blunderbusses
11:00 Informal parade of the filas
12:00 Mass in the honour of Our Sacred Christ at the Church in Moraira
13:00 Firing of Blunderbusses at the castle
20:00 Battle on the beach and the conquering of the castle by the Christians.
00:00 Informal Parade of Festeros and the Public around the village – everyone is welcome to join in
Sunday 17th June
09:00 General wake-up with the firing of Blunderbusses
12:00 Informal Parade of the filas followed by the firing of Blunderbusses at the Castle
19:00 Parade of the Bands from the Castle to Avd Portet
20.00 Spectacular Parade of the Christians and then the Moors, followed by a grand firework display