See the program of activities for the Moors and Christians Fiesta in Javea, Spain. The fiesta is an unmissable summer treat for locals and tourists alike.
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July 2023 (dates to be confirmed)
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The Javea Moors & Christians Fiesta takes place in Javea, Spain, in the 3rd week in July every year. This fiesta is absolutely unmissable and a summer treat for locals and tourists alike.
SATURDAY 16th JULY
21:00 Parade through the streets of the port to collect the representatives of each filà who will be participating in the opening ceremony.
21:30 Complimentary wine in Calle Dr.Fleming.
22.00 Presentation of the "Moros i Cristians 2019" in Paseo Jaume I, followed by disco with DJ Christian Blond until 03:30.
SUNDAY 17th JULY
20:30 MUSIC CONCERT in Calle Sevilla with the Agrupación Musico-Municipal Santa Maria Magdalena from El Poble Nou de Benitaxell
MONDAY 18th JULY
21:00 Arenal Beach visit. Teh "filaes" will parate along Paseo Tenista David Ferrer from Los Remos to La Fontana. where refreshments will be offered.
TUESDAY 19th JULY
20:00 Historical Centre visit. Parade through the streets of the Old town from the Correos, through Placeta del Convent, Virgen de la Merced, El Foguerer and ending at c/ San Jaime. The flower offering will take place at the final location.
WEDNESDAY 20th JULY - OFRENDA DE FLORES / The Flower Offering
20:00 Offering of flowers to Sant Jaume. Parade through the Port begins at the Pio X Arcade and crosses the streets of Cristo del Mar, Sertorio, Andrés Lambert, Jaime I Avenue, President Adolfo Suárez and Caleta. Ends at the Parish Church of Loreto. During this, the food donation will be made.
22:30 Paella Competition in Calle Sevilla between all the Filaes with by music from a Xaranga - there will be prizes for the three best paellas.
23:00 Community dinner in Calle Sevilla, followed by disco and karaoke Bit-Sound until 03:30.
THURSDAY 21st JULY
21:00 Gathering of Christian troops on the Playa de la Grava to face the landing of Moorish troops
21:30 Landing of The Moors at Playa de la Grava. Re-creation of the battle on Javea's shoreline with firing of arms.
22:00 Surrender of the castle (Paseo Jaime I).
00:00 Tours of kábilas and barracks by the "festeros" and the general public, with live music from a Charanga band until 03:30
FRIDAY 22nd JULY
17:00 27th Pepe Prats de Pilota Valenciana Trophy in Calle Virgen de Loreto.
21:00 Re-creation of the battle - armed combat between the Moors and Christians (Playa de la Grava).
21:30 Re-Conquering of the castle by the Christians (Paseo Jaime I).
22:30 Mobile disco (Calle Manuel Bordes Valls).
00:00 Performance by AIBAX BUP DISCO (Calle Doctor Fleming) until 03:30
SATURDAY 23RD JULY
11:30 Parade with the Filà Capitana to visit kábilas and barracks.
19:30 Parade of the bands.
20:30 MOORS & CHRISTIANS Gala Parade.
23:30 Disco with a performance by Xpam Group until 03:30 (Paseo Pintor Joaquin Sorolla.
00:00 Charanga night (Filà Capitana Almoradins) in Calle Dr.Fleming until 03:30.
SUNDAY 24th JULY
10:00 “Aquajocs” (Water Games) for children (Palau Municipal d’Esports) in Paseo Jaime I.
10:30 Provision of ice cream and chocolate by Moors and Christians standard bearers (Paseo Jaime I).
19:00 Entrance of the bands in Paseo Jaime I
19:30 Gala Parade to close the fiesta, followed by fireworks at 21:30 from La Grava Beach.
MONDAY 25th JULY
18:00 Celebration of Mass in honour of Sant Jaume and in memory of deceased festeros, followed by a parade with the image of our Patron from the port church to the chapel at the Residencia-Asilo Hermanos Cholbi.