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MOROS I CRISTIANS 2016. LA VILA JOIOSA.
Fiestas en honor a Santa Marta.
de Interés Turístico Internacional
- Programa de fiestas
- Starts: 24/07/2016
- Ends: 31/07/2016
City: La Vila Joiosa
Sunday, 24th July:
At 9 PM. Inauguration of the Artistic lighting.
After that, the OFFICIAL MUSIC BANDS PARADE, starting from Associació Santa Marta’s Headquarters and ending at “Finca La Barbera dels Aragonés” where the anthem of the Comunitat Valenciana will be played. The activity will end with a spectacular “mascletà” (firecrackers, popularly known as "masclets"), which will mark the beginning of the festivity.
Monday, 25th July:
At 8 PM. MOORISH PARADE.
The parade will start from C/Colón and will continue through Avenida del País Valencià to Plaza de la Generalitat, where it will end.
The Moorish Troops will march in the following order: Drums, Associació Santa Marta Flag, Artillería Mora (Moorish Artillery), “Guàrdia Negra”, “Beduïns”, “Berberiscos” (Berbers), “Tuaregs”, “Moros del Riff”, “Negres”, “Islam”, “Capetes”, Mercaders (Traders), to finish with “Pak.kos” and the Moorish King with his escort.
Tuesday, 26th July.
At 9 PM. CHRISTIAN PARADE.
The parade will start from C/Colón and will continue through Avenida País Valencià to Plaza de la Generalitat, where it will end.
The Christian Troops will march in the following order: Drums, Associació Santa Marta Flag, ““Caçadors” (Hunters), “Pescadors” (Fishermen), Catalans (Catalonians) , Artillería Cristiana (Christian Artillery), Contrabandistes (Smugglers), Pirates, Destralers (Axemen), Llauradors (Peasants), , Almogavers, “Marinos” (Sailors), to finish with “Voluntaris” (Volunteers) and the Christian King with his escort.
Wednesday, 27th July
At 6 PM Parade of the Christian Troops in order to prepare the fighting.
At 8 PM. In Ave. del Puerto (Centro Beach)
Lighterage(contraband) of the Smugglers and Privateer Pirates, who in spite of the intense battle and the Christian troops resistance, get to reach the Castle where the Smugglers Parley will take place (08.30 PM)
At 9 PM. PRESENTATION OF THE MOORISH TROOPS TO THEIR KINGstarting from the crossroad between C/Barranquet and Avda. Pais Valencià to the Castle (CentroBeach) where the Bedouins Parley will take place.
Thursday, 28th July.
From 04.45 AM. Marching of the Christian Army through Costera La Mar to the Christian camp, set up on the beach. After that, “L’ESPERA DELS HEROIS”, light and sound show with pyrotechnics and harquebus firing.
At dawn; general alarm on the beach. The fighting is getting intense and the Moorish Troops are ready to begin “EL DESEMBARC” After that, Moors and Christians will fight hand-to-hand until they reach the castle where
the armies of the half moon will win the battle and occupy the fortress.
At 8 PM. Christian Parley and big battle between Moors and Christiansin the fortification, which will end with the RECONQUEST OF THE CASTLE by the Christian Troops. The symbolic drowning of the Moors in The Sea will end the singular battle. Then, the Thanksgiving to our Patron Saint Marta will take place in the Ntra.Sra.de la Asunción Parish Church. After this activity at Generalitat Square, TWENTY ONE CANON SHOTS BY THE CHRISTIAN ARTILLERY, hosted by the Moorish and the Christian Kings and the Authorities, announcing the day of our Patron Saint.
Friday, 29th of July
At 12 AM. CHURCH SERVICEin honour of our Patron Saint “Santa Marta”, in the Ntra.Sra.de la Asunción Parish Church.
At 11.30 AM. The processionwill start from the Association’s Headquarters, attended by the Captains, Banner-Bearer, Moorish and Christian kings as well as the Santa Marta Association’s Management Committee, authorities, party-men and neighbours who are willing to attend the ceremony.
At 8 PM. SOLEMN PROCESSIONthrough the streets of the old town (Casco Antiguo), during which our Patron Saint, Santa Marta, will be held on the shoulders of the party-men of the “Artilleria Mora” and 2Cazadores” Companies.
Saint Marta will be accompanied by the authorities and followed by all the devotees willing to accompany her.
At 1 AM. On the beach (Playa Centro), the traditional fireworks“CASTILLO DE FUEGOS ARTIFICIALES DE SANTA MARTA”
Saturday, 30th July.
At 1 PM. PAELLAS CONTEST, in which the different companies, accompanied by music bands will participate (Mercadillo)
Sunday, 31st July.
At 8.00 PM. Children’s COACH PARADEthrough the streets of the city centre (Ciudad de Requena (gran parada), Ibiza, Colón, Av. País Valencià, Pizarro, Av. Juan Carlos I, Hnos. Aragonés hasta calle 8 de Mayo
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