Busot Moors & Christians

The village of Busot, just inland from Alicante will be celebrating their Moors and Christians Fiesta from the 26th to the 29th April 2019 in honour of Sant Josep and Sant Vicent Ferrer. The programme for the Moors and Christians Fiesta is:
 
Friday 26th April
20:00 Procession from the Plaza del Ayuntamiento with the Union Musical de Busot
23:30 Meeting of the 'penas' or groups of Moors and Christians in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
00:00 Entrance Parade from Calle San Jose to the Portal
 
Saturday 27th April
12:00 Entrance of the music bands starting from the Ermita de San Jose to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
18:30 Meeting of the Captains of each group of Moors and Christians
19:30 Entrance of the Moors and Christians with the music bands at the Ermita de San Jose.
 
Sunday 28th April
08:00 Diana, early morning parade through the streets of Busot
12:00 Enactment of the seizing of the embassy
12:30 Floral Offering to the Patron Saint San Jose
17:00 Enactment of War
18:00 Informal Parade through the streets
19:30 Moorish Embassy followed by a parade
00:00 Grand Retreta Parade
 
Monday 29th April
08:00 Diana, early morning parade through the streets of Busot
12:00 Enactment of the seizing of the embassy
17:30 Informal Parade through the streets
19:30 Christian Embassy followed by a parade and then the Solemn Procession in honour of San Jose and San Vicente Ferrer
 
You can easily combine a visit to the interesting Caves of Canelobre at Busot with one or more of the parades! The caves are said to be Spain’s largest and deepest cave system. It is open all year, doesn't close for siesta and can only be visited as part of a guided tour – remember to take warm clothes as it is cold inside!