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Denia Moors and Christians
The Moors and Christians will be parading around the town of Denia from the 3rd to the 16th August 2018. The fiesta, in held in honour of Sant Roc, and the programme is:
Friday 3rd August
20:30 Inaugural Speech in Plaza del Consell, the raising of the flags and handing over of the keys to the town.
Sunday 5th August
12:00 Paella Competition in the Marques de Campo
Tuesday 7th August
21:30 Entrance Parade of the Christian Captains. Route: Calle La Via, Calle Diana and Calle Marques de Campo finishing in the Gloriesta del Pais Valencia.
Thursday 9th August
21:30 Entrance Parade of the Moor Captains. Route: Calle La Via, Calle Diana and Calle Marques de Campo finishing in the Gloriesta del Pais Valencia.
Monday 13th August
20:00 Disembarkation, when the Moors arrive by boat, followed by negotiation of the Ambassadors in the port.
Tuesday 14th August
19:00 Children’s Parade Route: Calle La Via, Calle Diana and Calle Marques de Campo, followed by Music Bands Parade from Marqués de Campo to the Glorieta del Pais
00:00 Gathering of the participants (Festeros) in the Plaza del Consell for Street Parade. Route: Plaza Consell, Calle Diana and Marqués De Campo.
Wednesday 15th August
12:00 Small parades of the different groups of fiesta participants.
18:30 Grand Parade Of Moors & Christians. Route: Calle La Mar, Calle Diana and Marqués De Campo.
Thursday 16th August
11:30 Mass in honour of Sant Roc, patron saint of Dénia at the Asunción Church.
12:45 Battle re-enactment. Route: Calles Foramur, La Mar finishing in the Plaza del Consell.
18:30 Parliament, Surrender, and the Miracle of the Fog in the Plaza del Consell.
20:30 Solemn Procession with the statue of Sant Roc from the Asunción Church.
22:00 Retreat and official Hymn of Dénia from Calle Marques de Campo to the Plaza del Consell
00:15 Firework Display.