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Rojales Moors & Christians

The Moors and Christians Fiesta will take place in Rojales from the 15th June to the 7th July 2019. The Moors and Christians fiesta is held every year to coincide with the celebrations for the patron saint; San Pedro Apostol. The complete programme is in the brochure below in English on pages 23 to 25, the main events are:
 
Saturday 15th June
20:00 Presentation of the Captains and Flag Bearers in the Capitol Theater
 
Sunday 16th June
12:30 El Chupinazo, rocket to announce the start of the Fiesta in the Plaza de Espana
14:00 Grand Mascelta in the Malecon del Soto
 
Friday 21st June
22:00 Correfocs (hand held firework parade) from the Plaza de Espana finishing at the Hoguera on the corner of Calle Maestro Jose Serrano and Calle Maestro Ventura.
 
Saturday 22nd June
20:00 Flower Offering Parade from the Centro Salud in Rojales
 
Sunday 23rd June
14:30 Giant Paella at the Almohades Kabil
20:0 Corpus Christi
22:00 Ascent of the Cabezo Soler Hill, torch required, leaves from opposite Mercadona.
 
Saturday 29th June
All day the Giants and Big Heads parade around the streets accompanied by the dulzainas (little clarinets) and drums.
09:00 Parade by the La Lira Music Band through the streets of Rojales.
21:00 Solemn procession with the statue of San Pedro followed by a magnificent firework display.
 
Thursday 4th July
20:00 Firing of the blunderbusses from the Plaza beside the Archaeologica Museum followed by the act of the taking of the castle and speeches by the Berebers and the Contrabandistas.
 
Friday 5th July
22:30 Charanga (Summer Carnival Parade) with the Moors and Christians participating
 
Saturday 6th July
20:00 Parade of the Music Bands.
21:00 Grand Parade of the Moors and Christians.
 
Sunday 7th July
21:00 Grand Parade of the Moors and the Christians, followed by the closing speeches for the fiesta.