August 2017 Patroness Festivities in honour of the Virgin of the Assumption Elche 2017

August 2017 Patroness Festivities in honour of the Virgin of the Assumption Elche 2017
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  • Programa de fiestas
  • Dates:
    • Starts: 06/08/2017
    • Ends: 31/08/2017
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FRIDAY 4th AUGUST
CELEBRATION COMMEMORATING 120th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FINDING OF THE IBERIAN SCULPTURE OF LA DAMA DE ELCHE(THE LADY OF ELCHE)

 

SUNDAY 6th AUGUST
20,00 H. PROVA DE VEUS. Misteri d´Elx voices audition at the Meeting Hall of the Town Hall.

 

MONDAY 7th AUGUST
20,30 H. The musical piece “DAMARLO” will be performed in Plaza de La Glorieta. All the brass bands that participate in the Arrival of the Bands will jointly perform this composition.
21,00 H. Switching on of special Fiesta lighting.
21,00 H. Arrival of the Bands, from Puente Ortices street, Corredora street to Plaça de Baix square.
March of Comisiones de Fiestas de la Federación Gestora de Festejos Populares and Unió de Festers del Camp d´Elx, Asociación Histórico-Artística Pobladores de Elche, Casa de Andalucía and Centro Aragonés to reach the Fiestas Official Inaugural Speech. 22,00 H. Inaugural Speech. From the Town Hall of Elche.
23,00 H. Entraeta (March Past) by Asociación Festera de Moros y Cristianos, from Marqués d’Asprella street, Reina Victoria, Plaça de Baix, Corredora, Ample to Plaza de la Mercé square.
Next, party in Cábilas and Cuartelillos (Moors and Christians fiesta premises)

 

TUESDAY 8th AUGUST
9,00 H. Official Start, from Plaza del Raval, carrer Sant Joan, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Alfonso XII, Plaça de Baix, Mare de Déu dels Desamparats, Troneta, Salvador to El Salvador church.
After the official start, mass in memory of festivity deceased, in El Salvador church.
12,00 H. Opening of “Agora Heliketana 2017”. Rotonda in the Municipal Park (amphitheatre inside the Municipal Park), where the cultural activities of the Historical Artistic Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores) take place. The Historical Artistic Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores) sees to spreading, with the celebrations of the Pobladores festivities in the Rotonda of the Municipal Park, the ancient civilizations that inhabited the Spanish east coast, such as the Iberians, the Romans, the Greeks and the Carthaginians.
12,15 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. “Cuentos del Ágora: Orígen del Mundo” (Play for children)
20,30 H. CHRISTIANS ENTRANCE. From Reina Victoria street, Plaça de Baix, Corredora to Puente Ortices.
Next, party in Cábilas and Cuartelillos (Moors and Christians fiesta premises)
22,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). Performance “Lísístrata” (Classical play: visual, dance and live music)
23,00 H. Opening of the Fiesta premises of the Fiesta committees of the Popular Fiestas Organising Committee.
24,00 H. Mascletá by night. In Plaza 1 de Mayo.

 

WEDNESDAY 9th AUGUST
9,00 H. ALARDO (shooting of ammunition using traditional guns). From Juan Carlos I street (corner with Daoiz street) on to Puente Ortices street, Capitán Lagier street, Eres de Santa Llúcia street, Portal de Granyana street, Plaça del Parc square, Diagonal del Palau street to Altamira Palace.
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. “Los pergaminos perdidos” (Gymkhana for children)
18,30 H. Party for children. Paseo de la Estación. Organised by Elche popular festivals organising Committee.
20,00 H. Children’s March of Moors and Christians. From Alfonso XII street, Plaça de Baix square, Corredora, Carrer Ample to Plaza del Congreso Eucarístico square.
22,00 H. Moors Embassy. Beside Altamira Palace. Next, Christians Embassy, with the handing over of the City to King Jaume I. Next, party in Cábilas and Cuartelillos (Moors and Christians fiesta premises)
22,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). Performance “10, la ternera errantl” (Classical play, historical).
23,30 H. Barraca Municipal. Street Candalix. Concert by Mago de Oz. Free entrance.

 

THURSDAY 10th AUGUST
9,00 H. Diana libre (Free Start), from Cábilas and Cuartelillos along different routes.
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. “Reto de los Cuentos” (Storyteller for children)
12,00 H. In the Paseo de la Estación, Arroz con Costra Contest (Rice with a layer of crust egg, Elche’s typical dish) organised by Elche popular fiestas organising committee.
12,30 H. PAELLA for 3000 people and ARROZ CON COSTRA (Elche’s typical dish) for 2500 people. In the Paseo de la Estación.
18,00 H. PROVA DE L´ANGEL. Basilica Santa Maria. Performance previous to the Mystery Play to try out the aerial engines. Free entrance.
20,30 H. MOORS ENTRANCE. From Reina Victoria street, Plaça de Baix square, Corredora to Puente Ortices street.
Next, party in Cábilas and Cuartelillos (Moors and Christians fiesta premises)
22,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). Performance “Olimpic Revolution” (Classical play, historical comedy)
23,30 H. Barraca Municipal. Street Candalix. Concert by HUECCO. Free entrance.
24,00 H. Mascletá by night. Next to El Plà Sports Complex.

 

FRIDAY 11th AUGUST
9,00 H. Diana libre (Free Start), from Cábilas and Cuartelillos along different routes.
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. Games and workshops for children.
12,30 H. At Paseo de la Estación, opening of the Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas)
14,00 H. Mascletás contest “Festes d’Elx” (an explosive display of the concussive effects co-ordinated firecracker and fireworks barrages). Diagonal del Palau street.
18,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). Performance “Los juegos olímpicos de la Antigüedad”.
19,00 H. Baptising of new Moors and Christians’ members in San Juan church.
19,45 H. Flower offering procession of Moors and Christians from Juan Ramón Jiménez street, Alfonso XII, Plaça de Baix, Corredora, Carrer Ample, Plaza del Congreso Eucaristico to basilica Santa María.
Next, party in Cábilas and Cuartelillos (Moors and Christians fiesta premises)
20,00 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas)
20,30 H. GRAN CHARANGA parade (humour parade), organised by the Elche Popular festivals Organising Committee, with this itinerary: Reina Victoria, Plaça de Baix, Corredora, Juan Carlos I avenue.
22,30 H. MYSTERY PLAY DRESS REHEARSAL. Basilica Santa Maria. With ticket. Tickets: Instant Ticket (www.instanticket.es and 902 444 300) and the Ticket booth at the Casa de la Festa. Major de la Vila street, no. 23.
23,00 H. Hort de Baix. KAOS orchestra. Price: 5 €. Tickets sale at Glorieta square and Instant Ticket (www.instanticket.es / 902 444 300)
23,30 H. Barraca Municipal. Street Candalix. Concert by DAVID OTERO. Free entrance.
23,30 H. Mascletá by night. In Paseo de la Estación.

 

SATURDAY 12th AUGUST
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. “Cuentos del Ágora: Orígen del Mundo” (Play for children)
12,30 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas)
14,00 H. Mascletás contest “Festes d’Elx” (an explosive display of the concussive effects co-ordinated firecracker and fireworks barrages). Diagonal del Palau street.
18,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). “Gran Libación” (Entertainment show)
20,00 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas)
20,30 H. In Maestro Albéniz street, organised by the Elche Popular festivals Organising Committee, BATTLE OF FLOWERS.
22,00 H. Mascletá by night. In Diagonal del Palau street.
22,30 H. MYSTERY PLAY DRESS REHEARSAL. Basilica Santa Maria. With ticket. Tickets: Instant Ticket (www.instanticket.es and 902 444 300) and the Ticket booth at the Casa de la Festa. Major de la Vila street, no. 23.
23,00 H. Hort de Baix. ORCHESTRA PANTER.
23,30 H. Barraca Municipal. Street Candalix.. Free entrance.

 

SUNDAY 13th AUGUST
9,00 H. “Desafío Festero”, humour contest organised by Elche popular festivals organising Committee in various places of the town centre.
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. “Zeus Encadenado” (Gymkhana for children)
12,00 H. Public Session of the National Organising Committe of the Elche Mystery Play at the Meeting Hall of the Town Hall.
12,30 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas)
14,00 H. Mascletás contest “Festes d’Elx” (an explosive display of the concussive effects co-ordinated firecracker and fireworks barrages). Diagonal del Palau street.
17,30 H. MYSTERY PLAY DRESS REHEARSAL. Basilica Santa Maria. With ticket. Tickets: Instant Ticket (www.instanticket.es and 902 444 300) and the Ticket booth at the Casa de la Festa. Major de la Vila street, no. 23.
20,00 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas)
23,15 H. NIT DE L´ALBÀ. The night of August 13th, or Nit de l’Albà, is a magical night when the skies of Elche are illuminated by fireworks in honour of the city’s Patroness. The colourful storm of rockets and fireworks begins at 23:15 hours and continues unabated until a few minutes before midnight. Suddenly all the fireworks cease and the city lights are turned off. For a few seconds, the darkness blanketing the city is brilliantly lit up by an enormous white starburst, “Palmera de la Virgen”, which is released from the Basilica Santa Maria. Once the magic moment has passed, the city lights are restored and on the Basilica’s tower an image of the Virgin in fireworks bursts into life accompanied by the famous habanera “Aromas ilicitanos”.
24,00 H. Hort de Baix. The Throupers ABBA Tribute.
00.30 H. Barraca Municipal. Street Candalix. AUXILI I Atupo. Free entrance.

 

MONDAY 14th AUGUST
01,00 H. In Hort de Monjo. Gran Carretillà.
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. “Reto de los Cuentos” (Storyteller for children)
12,30 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas)
14,00 H. Mascletás contest “Festes d’Elx” (an explosive display of the concussive effects co-ordinated firecracker and fireworks barrages). Diagonal del Palau street.
18,00 H. Performance of the first act of the Mystery Play of Elche, World Heritage: “LA VESPRA”. Basilica Santa Maria. Free entrance.
20,00 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas)
20,00 H. Flower offering procession for the Mare de Déu de l’Assumpció (Virgin of the Assumption)
23,00 H. Hort de Baix. The Blisters-The Beatles.
23,00 H. Switching on of the altar lamps of the Assomption Days’ eve, in La Calahorra Tower, basílica Santa María and Altamira Palace.
23,00 H. Serenade to the Virgin of the Assumption. In Plaza del Congreso Eucarístico square.
23,30 H. Barraca Municipal. Street Candalix. Music with DJ’s. Free entrance.
24,00 H. Beginning of “LA ROÀ”. “La roà” is a special ceremony consisting of a sort of individual procession, carrying a candle, along the same streets of the procession of the burial of the Virgin, wich takes place on the following day. Such itinerary forms, roughly, the perimeter of the ancient medieval town of Elche. Although it is not an organised ceremony, the faithful participate throughout the whole night.
24,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). Concert by INSIDIA Y TÚ.

 

TUESDAY 15th AUGUST
10,00 H. PROCESSION-BURIAL OF THE VIRGIN OF THE ASSUMPTION. Itinerary: Uberna street, Major de la Vila street, Plaça de Baix square, Corredora street, Puente Ortices street, Capitán Lagier street, Plaza del Congreso Eucaristico square to basilica Santa Maria. Next, mass in the Basilica Santa Maria.
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. Games and workshops for children.
12,00 H. Concert of the Music Band “Ciudad de Elche”. Bandstand of the Municipal Park.
12,30 H. En el Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (tapas and drinks)
14,00 H. Mascletá (an explosive display of the concussive effects co-ordinated firecracker and fireworks barrages). Diagonal del Palau street.
18,00 H. Performance of the second act of the Mystery Play of Elche, World Heritage: “La Festa”. Basílica Santa Maria. Free entrance.
18,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. “Ofrenda a la Dama de Elche” (Entertainment show)
19,30 H. International championship of climbing of palm trees. Next to Altamira castle.
20,00 H. En el Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (tapas and drinks)
21,00 H. Plaza Congreso Eucarístico. Zarzuela concert by Coral Ilicitana.
24,00 H. FIREWORKS DISPLAY. From Puente del Ferrocarril bridge.

 

WEDNESDAY 16th AUGUST
11,00 H. Mass in memory of the deceased civil servants and fiesta organizers. At the Full Meeting Hall in the Town Hall.

 

THURSDAY 31st AUGUST
23,00 H. “Salves” (prayers) in honour of the Virgin of the Assumption in the Basilica Santa Maria. Then, Fireworks of the end of the month, from basilica Santa Maria bell tower. The salve will be sung by Agrupación Coral Dama de Elche.
This programme may be subject to changes.

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