Saturday, June 22, 2024

Moors and Christians in Denia – Programme

In the days leading up to the festival, the captaincies gather the partiers at your receptions, and the Agrupació Artística Musical Dénia stars in the Music concert festera that offers pieces related to the celebration.

The Landing

On August 13th, the big days begin with the landing of the Moorish side in Denia waters. In the port they are received by the Christians and together they sign the truce before the attentive gaze of thousands of people. A truce that invites them to live together in the following days.

Saturday, August 13

  • 11: 00 hours Visit to the Santa Llúcia Nursing Home
  • 20: 00 hours Moors disembarkation and signing of the truce on the Cagarritar beach (north jetty)
  • 22: 00 hours: Dinner of the truce in La Via street

Learn more about the Moorish Landing of Dénia here!.

The Children’s Parade

On August 14 the protagonists are the children, who parade in their best clothes through the city centre A children’s parade which is more spectacular every year.

Sunday, 14 of August

  • From 12: 00 hours Courtesy visit to the Moravian and Christian captaincies
  • 19: 00 hours Children’s parade through La Via, Diana and Marqués de Campo streets. Next, parade of bands
  • 00: 00 hours Festive entraeta from La Via to the end of Marqués de Campo

The Gala Parade

The main day of the Moors and Christians celebrations is August 15, when more than 25,000 people meet in the street Marqués de Campo and surroundings to enjoy the gala parade. A long-awaited appointment by the festeros, especially the captaincies, who work hard all year to offer a show worthy of admiration.

The Moors and Christians festival ends in Dénia on August 16, coinciding with the day of Sant Roc (San Roque). On that day, Moors and Christians engage in a battle for this land that gives the Christians as victors and causes the abandonment of the Moorish troops.

Monday, August 15

  • From 12: 00 hours Parades of the different rows around the city
  • 18: 00 hours Great gala parade, with the captaincies closing their respective sides. Itinerary: departure from Carlos intersection Sentí with Calle La Via until the end of Marqués de Campo

Philaes of the Moorish side and the Christian side

Tuesday August 16

  • 11: 30 hours Mass in the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption in honor of Sant Roc.
  • 13: 00 hours Christian harangue and battle of arcabucería in La Via street

18: 30 hours Parliament, surrender and Miracle of the Fog in La Via street.

  • 20: 30 hours Procession in honour of Sant Roc
  • 22: 00 hours Retreat and final shot. Council Square
  • 00: 30 hours Castle fireworks in the port
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