Albatera Moors and Christians
The Moors and Christians Fiesta will take place in Albatera from the 13th to the 25th July 2018 in honour of Santiago Apóstol and the Virgen del Carmen. The full programme is in the brochure below in both Spanish and English and the main events are:
Friday 13th July
21:00 Inauguration of the Fiesta lights.
21:30 Humour Parade of the Moors and Christians from calle Lope de Vega
Sunday 15th July
22:00 Opening Speeches and Presentation of the Moors and Christians Flags in the Plaza Espana
Monday 16th July
21:00 Solemn Procession with the statue of the Virgen del Carmen.
Tuesday 17th July
22:00 Grand Concert by the Santiago Apostol Music Association in the Plaza de Espana
Wednesday 18th July
21:00 7th Grand Choir Concert by various choirs in the Plaza de Espana.
Thursday 19th July
20:30 War by the Moors including Firing of the Blunderbus Guns and Mock Battle for the castle
Friday 20th July
20:30 War by the Christians including Firing of the Blunderbus Guns and Mock Battle for the castle
Saturday 21st July
21:00 Entrance Parade of the Christians
Sunday 22nd July
21:00 Entrance Parade of the Moors
Monday 23rd July
22:00 Grand Concert by the Union Musical La Aurora in the Plaza de Espana
Tueday 24th July
00:00 Offering of the keys to the town of Albatera to Santiago Apostol in the Plaza de Espana.
Wednesday 25th July
08:00 Ringing of the church bells and the firing of rockets.
12:00 Mass in honour of Santiago Apostol.
20:30 Flower Offering to Santiago Apostol at the Ermita Virgen del Rosario.
21:00 Solemn Procession with the statue of Santiago Apostol
23:45 Firework display