Moors & Christians Fiestas Ontinyent 2019

Festivity declared of National Tourist Interest

Moors & Christians Fiestas Ontinyent 2019

FRIDAY 16th AUGUST
22:30 Ball dels Llauradors, through plaça de Baix, plaça de Sant Roc, plaça Major and placeta de Latonda.

SATURDAY 17th AUGUST
19:00 Guided visit to the anti-aircraft shelters *.

SUNDAY 18th AUGUST
09:00 High Mass at the hermitage of Santa Ana.
10:00 Esmorzar de la Llàgrima, at Societat de Festers.
10:00 Aquatic trekking route by the river Clariano *.
23:00 Presentación de Cargos de 2019 (festivity representatives presentation) and Pregón de Fiestas (Festivity Announcement) at Plaça Major by Santiago Sanchis Mullor.

MONDAY19th AUGUST
19:00 Guided visit to the anti-aircraft shelters *.
22:45 XXXVI Children competition of Cabos de Escuadra. In this act, each child represents his/her comparsa.

TUESDAY 20th AUGUST
19:30 Representation of the “Embajadas” of 1881 by Joaquín José Cervino performed by Teatre per a Tots.
22:00 Guided night visit to the bell tower at la Vila.
00:30 Concert LA UNIÓN, at Tortosa i Delgado area.

WEDNESDAY 21st AUGUST
19:30 Música Festera concert by the symphonic band Tot per la Música at plaça Major.
19:30 Children show La Pandilla de Drilo, at La Glorieta.
00:30 Concerts: LEMONS, VALIRAELS CATARRES, at Tortosa i Delgado area.
22:00 Guided night visit to the bell tower at la Vila.
00:30 Music performance of 2 Tributos en 1 (Victor y Ana & Sergio y Estíbaliz), at La Glorieta.

THURSDAY 22nd AUGUST
18:00 Music Bands Parade from plaça de la Concepció to Gomis and Maians streets. When finished, all the music bands play together the moorish march Chimo at plaça Major.
23:30 Alardos great parade: informal parade where everybody wears funny costumes and marches in a pasodoble rhythm along Almaig and Daniel Gil avenues and plaça de la Concepció.
00:30 Mustang music band, at La Glorieta.

FRIDAY 23rd AUGUST
11:00 Entrada Infantil from Daniel Gil avenue, plaça de la Concepció, Gomis, Maians to plaça Major.
18:00 ENTRADA DEL BANDO CRISTIANO. This parade consists of a creative and imaginative historical recreation accompanied by Christian marches.The Capitanía is for comparsa Asturs and the Embajada, for comparsa Gusmans.
22:00 ENTRADA DEL BANDO MORO. Not only splendid Moorish marches can be found in this colourful parade but also oriental magic and fantasy. Attractive choreographies commemorating this representation are also present.This year, the Capitanía is for the comparsa Saudites and the Embajada, for the comparsa Chanos.
Both parades go along Almaig and Daniel Gil avenues and finish at Glorieta de Moros i Cristians.
01:00 Performance of DJ Atòmica Remember, at La Glorieta.

SATURDAY 24th AUGUST
07:30 Diana (morning reveille parade) going through the following streets: plaça de la Coronació, Sant Antoni, Capellans, les Eres, Dos de Maig, Sant Josep, Sant Domingo, Alcalde Paco Montés, Dos de Maig, Glorieta de Moros i Cristians, plaça de la Concepció, Gomis, Maians and finish at plaça Major.
11:00 Ball dels Contrabandistes at plaça de la Concepció.
11:30 Parade of Contrabando starting from plaça de la Concepció to carrer Major.
12:00 Contrabando, act carried out by Marineros (sailors) and Contrabandistas (smugglers) at plaça Major.
17:45 Dramatization of the text called la Baixada in Santa Anna hermitage. When finished, the captains shoot their blunderbusses and the harquebus battle begins.
19:00 Procesión de la Bajada del Santísimo Cristo de la Agonía through la Cantereria, plaça de Baix, plaça Major and Maians.
01:00 DJ - Festa Summertime, at La Glorieta.
02:00 Fireworks at Recinto Ferial.

SUNDAY 25th AUGUST
07:30 Dawn Mass. Once it finishes, the Diana de Gala begins and goes along the following streets: Daniel Gil, Gomis, Maians and plaça Major.
10:00 Cultural route through La Vila *.
10:30 - 13:30 Open morning at Santa Maria church (visits to the church, bell tower, chapel and crypt).
11:45 Misa Mayor (High Mass) in Sant Carles parish. Afterwards, visit to the Purissima chapel.
18:00 Solemne Procesión from plaça Sant Domingo, Morereta, Sant Josep, Dos de Maig, Gomis and Maians to Sant Carles parish.
20:00 The patron saint is moved from Sant Carles parish to plaça Sant Domingo to be incorporated to the procession.
01:00 Pato Daniel music band, at La Glorieta.

MONDAY 26th AUGUST
10:00 Concelebrated mass in honour to the Santísimo Cristo de la Agonía at Sant Carles parish.
10:30 - 13:30 Open morning at Santa Maria church (visits to the church, bell tower, chapel and crypt).
11:00 Parade representing a harquebus battle. The Moors begin from La Cantereria and the Christians from Santa Maria bridge.
12:00 EMBAJADA MORA at plaça Major. The Ambassadors of both sides perform a battle for the control of the village interpreting the verses by Joaquín José Cervino, written exclusively for Ontinyent in 1860. When the act finishes, the parade of all comparsas begins along the carrer Major.
17:00 Parade representing a harquebus battle. The Christians begin from la Cantereria and the Moors from Santa Maria bridge. 
18:00 EMBAJADA CRISTIANA and final parade along Maians and Gomis, which finishes at plaça de la Concepció.

SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER
10:00 Guided route along the urban fountains *.

SATURDAY 7th SEPTEMBER
20:00 Great popular Dansada along Gomis street to plaça de la Concepció.

SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
11:30 Mass at Sant Carles parish.
19:00 Subida del Santísimo Cristo: the Christ is carried back to Santa Ana hermitage along the following streets: Gomis, plaça de la Concepció, Pont Nou and Sant Francesc.

*For these guided visits/routes is required prior registration at Tourist Info Ontinyent, on the phone 962916090 or by mail to ontinyent@touristinfo.net.

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