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.
FINALE…..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.”