FULL PROGRAMME HERE…….The festival of Moors and Christians is a very old tradition that dates back to the 16th century. It commemorates the confrontation that took place between Moorish and Christian soldiers in the 13th century over the rule of Spain. The events are held in honour of the city’s patron saint who also played a decisive role in the battle. Thanks to the saint’s sudden and unexpected intervention, victory went to the Christians in spite of their being outnumbered by the Moors.
Moraira’s annual battle takes the stage from the 2nd until the 11th of June this year and never fails to put on a spectacular and colourful show. Also, do not miss the Moraira Music Festival which is part of this year’s extravaganza, on Sunday 4th June………………………
OFFICIAL FIESTA PROGRAMME
|FRIDAY, 2ND OF JUNE
19.30h Inauguration of the Andalusí Medieval Market
22.00h Parade of the Fiesta Herald round the town streets accompanied by the Drummer Band ‘Mediterrànea of Moraira’
22.30h Opening Fiesta Speech in the Espai La Senieta by Guillermo Juan Vidal Juan Llobell Vidal followed by the prize giving of the Art Competition organised by the Central Committee and in collaboration with the AMPA of the CEIP Cap d’Or of Moraira and the AMPA of the CEIP Sant Vicent Ferrer of Teulada. The act will finalise with the performance of the Choir ‘La Senieta’.
SATURDAY 3RD OF JUNE
12.00h Gathering of all Moors and Christians in the Urban Forest to prepare for their ‘Fraternal Meal’.
18.00h Moors and Christians Concert by the Children’s Choir CantAlfara of Alfar del Patriarca and the string Orchestra of the superior Conservatory Mestre Berenguer of Teulada in the concert hall Espai La Senieta.
21.30h Concentration of all the ‘filás’ in El Fortí followed by a Parade to the Castle accompanied by the ‘Musical Association Colla el Falço of Teulada’
22.00h Presentation of the Standards of each group at the Castle Promenade then dance the night away to the Zeppelin Band.
SUNDAY 4TH JUNE……….MORAIRA MUSIC FESTIVAL!
18.00h Gran Festival Internacional de Música Jazz, Folk, Rock y Country.
MONDAY, 5TH OF JUNE
21.00h Concert by the English Choir in the Church of Moraira.
NO EVENTS ON 6TH JUNE
WEDNESDAY 7TH OF JUNE
22.30h Concert in the Church Square by the ‘Colla El Falço’ of Teulada.
THURSDAY, 8TH OF JUNE
21.30h Fellowship dinner for all the Filàs with Karaoke competitions in the Virgen del Carmen Square.
FRIDAY, THE 9TH OF JUNE
13.00h Informal parade of the filás accompanied by the Band of Jalón.
13.30h Firing of the Blunderbusses at the Castle
19.30h Procession and Offering of the Flowers in honour of the Sacred Christ of Moraira
23.00h The spectacular arrival of the Moors on the beach “L’Ampolla “ and the battle commences to conquer the Castle. Then music in the Avda. del Portet with DIAMONDS band.
SATURDAY, 10TH OF JUNE
09.00h General Reveille with the firing of Blunderbusses.
12.00h Informal parade of the filaes
12.30h Firing of Blunderbusses at the castle.
13.00h Mass in honour of Our Sacred Christ at the Church in Moraira
19.30h Battle on the Beach and the Christians retake the Castle….
24.00h Informal parade of Festeros and the Public all round the village – Everyone welcome to join in!! And continuing with Cabila night and music in Avenida Portet with WONDER band
SUNDAY, THE 11TH OF JUNE
9.00h General wake-up with the firing of Blunderbusses.
12.00h Informal parade of the filás followed by the Firing of Blunderbusses at the Castle.
18.00h Parade of the bands from the Castle to Avd Portet.
19.00h Spectacular Gala Parade of all participating Moors and Christians.
Order of the parade:
BANDO CRISTIANO Filá Muladíes
Filá Conquistadoras Filá Almogàvers Filá Huestes del Cid
Filá Caballeros del Rey D.Jaime – Capitanía Cristiana 2017
BANDO MORO Filá Al-Madhrabba Filá Almorach
Filá Califas Filá Almoraima
Filá Marsa Mudhayra
Filá Bashira – Capitanía Mora 2017
Followed by firework display. End of the Fiestas
The Central Committee of Moors and Christians reserve the right to modify or cancel all or part of this programme.