MOORS AND CHRISTIANS GUARDAMAR 2018

MOORS AND CHRISTIANS GUARDAMAR 2018
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  • Programa de fiestas
  • Dates:
    • Starts: 20/07/2018
    • Ends: 29/07/2018
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MOORS & CHRISTIANS GUARDAMAR

20th July-29th July 2018

 

FRIDAY, JULY 20th

 

9.30 p.m. PARADE OF THE QUEEN OF THE FIESTAS AND MAIDS OF HONOUR WITH ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Route: Labradores Square, Major Street ending in Constitució Square

10 p.m.OPENING ADDRESS by Mr. Manuel Pérez Blanco

 

10.30 p.m. PRESENTATION OF THIS YEAR’S KEY REPRESENTATIVES, FLAG AND STANDARD BEARERS

 

The Moors

Musulmanes: Miss María José Mozos Flores

Nómadas: Miss Filo Rios Ortíz

Abd-al-Azies: Miss Tamara Lorenzo Madrid

La Pluma: Miss Patricia Pérez Gutierrez

Tuareg: Miss Andrea Barquilla Anguita

                 

The Christians

 

Mosquestera: Miss Puri Ferrer Jiménez

Labradores: Miss Luz Divina Torres Rodríguez

El Cid: Miss Olga Rodríguez Beltrán

Piratas: Miss Silvia Teresa Gilabert  Trigueros

              Cruzados: Miss Victoria Blanc Rastoll

 

Captains of the Christians:  Mr. Antonio Blanc Ramírez. And Miss  Mari Carmen Rastoll Sánchez

Captains of the Moors:  Mr. José Marroquí Maciá and Miss Mari Carmen Aldeguer Rodes

       

 

Christian Ambassador: Mr. Jesús Sánchez Ortíz        

Moor Ambassador:  Mr. Luis Fernando Barquilla Arias

 

11 p.m. Town Hall Square: CORONATION CEREMONY OF THIS YEAR’S ‘DAMA DE GUARDAMAR’ LADY OF GUARDAMAR. MissAna Rodríguez Carrasco, in traditional costume, the age old legend of L’ENCANTÀ, a spectacle of light, water and fire. A stunning performance that tells the story of a young girl who falls under a spell and can only be released by a brave warrior who first has to battle against the forces of evil, a dragon, in order to free her. The spell can only be broken if he bathes her feet in the River Segura. The “happy ending” is that he kills the dragons and washes her feet in the river. They live happily ever after. (Historical note: the Lady of Guardamar sculpture dates from the 4th Century B.C.)

 

Midnight: GASTRO FOOD TRUCK GUARDAMAR and FAIR

Located at la Redonda Parking Site, behind the Castle next to the Santa Anna Industrial Estate.

 

 

Saturday, July 21th  FANCY DRESS PARADE

1 p.m.TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL ‘BELLRINGING’ and ‘FIREWORK ROCKET THROWING’ (Town Square)

10 p.m.FANCY DRESS PARADE AND COMPETITION: Music and fancy dress for anyone who wants to get involved. The Parades sets off from Major Street on the corner with Nord Street and continues along the País Valencià Avenue, ending in Jaume II Square. Competition bibs and rules can be obtained from the Tourist Information Office. Prizes will be given before the concert.

Midnight: CONCERT:MODESTIA APARTE and AMISTADES PELIGROSAS

GASTRO FOOD TRUCK GUARDAMAR Y FERIA

Located at la Redonda Parking Site, behind the Castle next to the Santa Anna Industrial Estate.

 

 

Sunday, 22th July

 

12 a.m OPENING OF THE TRADITIONAL MEDIEVAL MARKET. Located at Castell Street, behind Guardamar Parish Church, going up to the castle

1 p.m. TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL “BELLRINGING” and “FIREWORK ROCKET THROWING” (Town Hall Square)

5 p.m CHILDREN’S PARTY on Els Pins Avenue and Sant Francesc Street

8 p.m. STREET PARADE led by our Guardamar del Segura Musical Group. The parade will include the elected ‘Dama de Guardamar’, her ladies in waiting, Captains, standard bearers and representatives of all of the Moors and Christians’

Route: Townhall, Enginyer Mira Avenue and Reina Sofia Park.

8.30 p.m. MOORS AND CHRISTIANS FESTIVAL MUSIC CONCERT

Led by the Guardamar del Segura Music Group. During this act there will be a tribute to Mr. José Pérez Vilaplana The programme includes the delivery of awards of the 2018 “Town of Guardamar” Short Story Competition.

9 p.m.GASTRO FOOD TRUCK GUARDAMAR and FERIA

Located at la Redonda Parking Site, behind the Castle next to the Santa Anna Industrial Estate.

 

 Monday, 23th July

 

1 p.m. TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL “BELLRINGING” and “FIREWORK ROCKET THROWING” (Town Hall Square)

6 p.m. MEDIEVAL MARKET. Located at Castell Street, behind Guardamar Parish Church, going up to the castle

9 p.m Choral Concert led by the “Aromas de Guardamar Choir” and the “Barcarola Choir” and with the participation of Jacqueline Sánchez, Chari Candela and Sofía Sáchez dance schools.

Located in the Reina Sofía Park

10.30 p.m. CORREFOCS Moving Firework Festival by the MSM group “No somos monstruos” (We are not monsters). Departing from the Town Hall, Miguel Hernández Street, Sant Francesc Street, Ausiàs March Street, Sant Jaume Street, Plaça d’Abastos, Enginyer Mira Street and ending in Constitution Square (Town Hall)

 

 

        Tuesday, 24th July

 

1 p.m. TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL ‘BELLRINGING’ and ‘FIREWORK ROCKET THROWING’ (Town Hall Square)

6 p.m. MEDIEVAL MARKET.

8.20 p.m.Informal entrance of the “Comparsas” of Moors and Christians on different streets of Guardamar ending in Constitution Square (Town Hall).

9.30 p.m. AMBASSY OF THE TREATY OF TUDMIR’S SIGNATURE

Theatrical representation of the Treaty of Tudmir.The signature of the treaty on April 5, 713, when the noble Visigoth Theodemir ceded the territories where Guardamar is located at present to the Muslims of Abd-al-azid ibn Muzá.. After the embassy, ​​from there, the traditional informal entrancewill begin.

PLACE: TOWNHALL SQUARE

NIGHT TIME: bar, music and dancing throughout the night at all of the designated “Comparsa” “fiesta barracks”

 

 

              Wednesday, 25th July

 11:30 a.m. Little parade with the Guardamar Music Group with the Lady of Guardamar, Maids of Honor, Captains,    Ambassador, Standards Bearers, Organising Committee and other officials of the Fiesta. Departure from the Comparsas Headquarters in Colom Street, along Colom Street, Gratitud, Sant Josep, Enginyer Mira, Ausiàs March, Les Vinyes, Luis Rivera, Migdia, Vicente Ramos, Enginyer Mira and ending at the Plaça de la Constitució (Town Hall Square).

              12:30 a.m.Official Reception of the Captains and Member of the Organising Committee in the Town Hall.

1 p.m.Mascletà (Fire crackers and noisy gunpowder event in the Town Hall square).

8 p.m. HOLY MASS IN HONOUR OF ST JAMES (celebrated by our Parish Priest, Father Efrén Mira)

9 p.m. PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF ST JAMES. The procession includes local councillors, civic and military dignitaries, key members of the Moors and Christians Organising Committee, the ‘Dama de Guardamar’ with her Maids of Honour, the Captains, Presidents and various associations and members and participating Comparsas.

Route. Enginyer Mira Street, Abastos Square, Sant Emigdi, València, Major, País Valencià, Migdia, Vicente Ramos streets and back to the Church 

              NIGHT TIME:bar, music and dancing throughout the night at all of the designated “Comparsa” “fiesta barracks”

 

       

    Thursday, July 26th  FIRST GUERRILLA AND MOORISH EMBASSY

 

1 p.m. TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL ‘BELLRINGING’ and ‘FIREWORK ROCKET THROWING’ (Town Square)

8 p.m.FIRST “GUERRILLA”. The mock battle begins along Pais Valencià Avenue at the corner with Lepanto Street and continues towards the Town Hall Square. The Christians are in front, expelled by the Moors who take possession of the town.

9 p.m. ENTRANCE TO THE CASTLE. Departing from the Plaça Llauradors the “Cruzados” Comparsa enter the Castle. They are followed by the “Tuareg” Comparsa who re-enact the conquering of the Castle and the town of Guardamar by the Moors. After this, both Comparsas parade along the Major Street towards Plaça Llauradors.

NIGHT TIME: bar, music and dancing throughout the night at all of the designated “Comparsa”  ‘fiesta barracks’.

 

    

  

 

 

Friday, July 27th  SECOND ‘GUERRILA’ AND CHRISTIAN EMBASSY

           1 p.m.TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL ‘BELLRINGING’ and ‘FIREWORK ROCKET THROWING (Town Hall Square).

8 p.m.‘SECOND GUERRILLA’. This mock battle begins, after warning gunfire from the Castle’s Gunpowder Bastion. The battle then moves along  Castell Street,  Gratitud Street,  Llauradors Square,  Major Street to the Town Hall Square. The Moors are first, followed by the Christians, who now take possession of the town.

9 p.m.  ENTRANCE TO THE CASTLE. The Comparsa ‘Tuareg” maintain the Castle’s possession. The Comparsa “Cruzados” enter the Castle and once there, the Christians take power. The ´Trial of the Moorish Traitor´ then takes place. It represents the conquest of the Castle and the town from the Moors by the Christians. Both Comparsas then march along the agreed upon route from País Valencià Avenue to  Pescadors Square.

NIGHT TIME: bar, music and dancing throughout the night at all of the designated “Comparsa”  ‘fiesta barracks’.     

 

 

Saturday, July 28th  ENTRANCE OF THE MOORS

1 p.m.TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL “BELLRINGING” and “FIREWORK ROCKET THROWING”

8.30 p.m.ENTRANCE OF THE MOORS Departing from País Valencià Avenue corner on Lepanto Street. It will then move along País Valencià Avenue, Major Street ending corner of Major and Nord Streets. The Parade runs in the following order:

THE CHRISTIANS: MOSQUETERA, LABRADORES, EL CID, PIRATAS, CRUZADOS.

THE MOORS: MUSULMANES, NÓMADAS, ABD-AL-AZÍES, LA PUMA, TUAREG

NIGHT TIME: bar, music and dancing in all of the designated ‘fiesta barracks’.

 

 

Sunday, July 29th  ENTRANCE OF THE CHRISTIANS

1 p.m. TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL ‘BELLRINGING’ and ‘FIREWORK ROCKET THROWING (Town Hall Square)

7 p.m.THE MUSICAL BAND PARADES

Route: Major Street corner Nord Street (reverse to the parade)

8.30 p.m. ENTRANCE OF THE MOORS Departing from País Valencià Avenue corner on Lepanto Street. It will then move along País Valencià Avenue, Major Street ending corner of Major and Nord Streets. The Parade runs in the following order:

THE MOORS: MUSULMANES, NÓMADAS, ABD-AL-AZÍES, LA PUMA, TUAREG

THE CHRISTIANS: MOSQUETERA, LABRADORES, EL CID, PIRATAS, CRUZADOS.

           NIGHT TIME: Bar, music and dancing throughout the night at all of the designated “Comparsa fiesta barracks”

           0.00 a.m SEA FIREWORK DISPLAY. La Roqueta Beach

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