Festival of Moors and Christians, Javea 2019
Magnificent processions, exciting mock battles…This is the festival of Moors and Christians: days filled with magic, legend, colour and splendour. For over four centuries, this festival has recreated the historic clash between two cultures.
Go and enjoy this unique festival in which thousands of people take part year after year, all trying to outshine each other and finish off the evenings partying with live music and discos.
The parties will begin on Saturday , July 13 , with a parade and wine of honour, after which the official presentation of the Moors and Christians Festivities will be held on the Promenade Jaime I at 9:00 pm , with the proclamation of Rafael Andarias , that will serve as a starting signal for 8 days of celebration, culture and tradition.
Here is the battling agenda!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
09:30 am until 2:00 pm. Food collection table for donations to Cáritas in the supermarkets of Avda Jaime I Mas y Mas y Coaliment and organized by the Board of Festes de Moros i Cristians y Cáritas.
20.45 h. OFFERING OF FLOWERS TO SANT JAUME will start at the Pío X Arcade and will cross the streets of Cristo del Mar, Sertorio, Andrés Lambert, Jaime I Avenue, President Adolfo Suárez and Caleta ending in the Parochial Church. At the same time a food donation will be made by the filaes and the Board of Festes to Cáritas Nuestra Señora de Loreto.
23:00 h. Brotherhood dinner on c/Sevilla, followed by a disco and a karaoke contest with Bit-Sound until 03:00 h.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
9:30 p.m. DISEMBARKATION OF THE MOORS. Recreation of the arrival of the Muslim troops to the shores of Javea with firing of arms.
10:00 p.m. SURRENDER! of the castle on Paseo Jaime I.
11:45 p.m. Show with charanga in the Filà Capitana Almoradins until 03:00 h.
00:00 h. Spectacular tour of the different *kábilas and barracks with Batucada BUNPADA accompanied by festive and general public.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
11:00 h. CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT through the streets Pio X, Plaza Presidente Adolfo Suárez, Andrés Lambert and Sevilla until Doctor Fleming.
5:00 p.m. XXVI Pepe Prats de Pilota Valenciana Trophy in c/Virgen de Loreto.
9:00 p.m. THE BATTLE!! armed combat between the Moors and Christians in the Playa de la Grava.
9:30 p.m. “RECONQUISTA” CONQUERING THE CASTLE of the castle by the Christians in the Paseo Jaime I.
22:30 h. Mobile Disco in c/Manuel Bordes Valls.
00:00 h. Performance of the LOS LEGENDARIOS orchestra on c/Doctor Fleming, offered by the Filà Capitana Almoradins.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
11:30 h. Parade in charge of the Filà Capitana, festeros charges and Festes Board visiting *kábilas and barracks.
7:30 p.m. ENTRY OF MUSICAL BANDS.
8:30 p.m. GALA PARADE
23:30 h. Macro-disco with the performance of SPAM GROUP until 03:30 h. on Avenida Jaime I with Dj. Pablo Gisbert and María Gavilá.
00: 00h Charanga night at the Filà Capitana Almoradins until 03:00 h.
00:30 h. CORREFOC….. by Colla de Dimonis In-Ga-Va of the El Maro troupe through the streets Antoni Llidó, Virgen de Loreto and Paseo Jaime I.
SUNDAY, JULY 21
10:00 h. “Aquajocs” for children in the outdoor area of the Palau Municipal d’Esports.
10:30 h. Distribution of ice cream and chocolate offered by the Moors and Cristians flaggers in the outdoor area of the Palau.
12:00 h. Celebration of the Solemn Mass in honor of Saint James and in memory of our deceased festeros.
7:00 p.m. ENTRY OF MUSICAL BANDS. Next, in Paseo Jaime I, TROBÀ DE BANDES DE MÚSICA interpreting all of them the Pasodoble Xàbia.
8:00 p.m. GALA PARADE…. closing the pageantry of the Filà Capitana 2019, Almoradins. At the end, a TRONÀ will be shot from La Grava Beach.
*The word “kábila” is derived from the Arabic word QABEELA, which means “tribe.”