San Vicente del Raspeig Moors and Christians
The Moors and Christians will be marching in San Vicente del Raspeig from Tuesday 23rd April to Sunday 5th May 2019. The fiesta is held every year in honour of their patron saint, San Vicente and includes the entrance parades, the embassies, early morning parades, flower parades and a children's parade as well as many other activities.
Tuesday 23rd April
20:30 Nit D'Albaes (traditional songs) in the Plaza de Espana.
Wednesday 24th April
21:30 Entrance Parade Christians. Route: Avda. Libertad, Salamanca, Pintor Picasso, Ancha de Castelar, Avda de Libertad to the Castillo.
Thursday 25th April
21:30 Entrance Parade Moors. Route: Avda. Libertad, Salamanca, Pintor Picasso, Ancha de Castelar, Avda de Libertad to the Castillo en Solar de la Inmaculada.
Friday 26th April
20:00 Entrance Parade of the Bands. Route: Plaza de Santa Faz, Avda Libertad to the Plaza de la Espana.
21:00 Fiesta Speech from the balcony of the Town Hall.
22:00 General Entrance Parade including the Fiesta Queens and the Embassies for the Moors and Christians. Route: Pintor Picasso, Ancha De Castelar, Avda Libertad, Calle Salamanca.
Saturday 27th April
12:30 Flower Parade during which the Fiesta Queens and her Ladies in waiting walk along various streets giving out flowers accompanied by the La Esperanza Band.
18:00 Entrance of the Christians. Route: C/ Alicante and Ancha de Castelar
00:00 Embassy of the Moors during which both groups fire their Blunderbuss Guns along the Avda. de la Libertad.
Sunday 28th April
11:30 Entrance Parade of the Children. Route: C/ Ancha de Castelar, Avda Libertad and Salamanca.
18:00 Entrance of the Moors. Route: C/. Alicante y Ancha de Castelar to the intersection with C/Agost.
00:00 Gozos and Salvas in honour of San Vicente Ferrer along Avda. Libertad to the intersection with C/ San José and Plaza de España.
Monday 29th April
11:00 Flower Offering. Route: C/ Alicante, Ancha de Castelar, Avda. Libertad, Plaza de España.
14:30 Mascletas in Calle Mayor
19:00 Procession in honour of the Patron Saint San Vicente Ferrer with the Moors and Christians Captains, Fiesta Queens and other dignitaries. Route: Plaza de España, Mayor, Plaza del Pilar, Pi i Margall, Pintor Picasso, Ancha de Castelar, Domínguez Margarit, Salamanca, Plaza Lillo Canovas, Mayor, Plaza de España.
00:00 Spectacular Multicolor castle of fireworks in C/Mayor.
Tuesday 30th April
11:30 Embassy of the Christians during which both groups fire their Blunderbuss Guns along the Avda. de la Libertad.
19:00 Charanga. Route: C/ Alicante, Ancha de Castelar, Avda. Libertad finishing in the Plaza del Castillo.
Thursday 2nd May
08:00 Romeria de la Santa Faz (pilgrimage) from the Plaza de España.
18:00 Fancy Dress Competition.
Saturday 4th May
21:30 Spectacular Correfoc (parade with fireworks).
Sunday 5th May
12:15 Re-enactment of the Miracles of Sant Vicent on Avda. Libertad, followed by a mascleta display.
22:00 Grand open air dance in the Plaza de Espana.