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San Vicente del Raspeig Moors and Christians

The Moors and Christians will be marching in San Vicente del Raspeig from Tuesday 18th to Sunday 30th April 2017. The fiesta is held every year in honour of their patron saint, San Vicente and includes the entrance parades, the embassies, early morning parades, flower parades and a children's parade as well as many other activities.
 
Tuesday 18th April
20:30 Nit D'Albaes (traditional songs) in the Plaza de Espana.
 
Wednesday 19th April
21:30 Entrance Parade Christians. Route: Avda. Libertad, Salamanca, Pintor Picasso, Ancha de Castelar, Avda de Libertad to the Castillo.
 
Thursday 20th April
21:30 Entrance Parade Moors. Route: Avda. Libertad, Salamanca, Pintor Picasso, Ancha de Castelar, Avda de Libertad to the Castillo en Solar de la Inmaculada.
 
Friday 21st April
18:00 Parade of the Big Heads and Pipe and Drum band.
19:00 Parade to collect the Fiesta Queens accompanied by the La Esperanza Band.
20:00 Entrance Parade of the Bands. Route: Plaza de Santa Faz, Avda Libertad to the Plaza de la Espana.
21:00 Fiesta Speech from the balcony of the Town Hall.
21:30 General Entrance Parade including the Fiesta Queens and the Embassies for the Moors and Christians. Route: Pintor Picasso, Ancha De Castelar, Avda Libertad, Calle Salamanca.
 
Saturday 22nd April
12:00 Parade of the Big Heads and Pipe and Drum band accompanied by the ringing of the church bells.
12:30 Flower Parade during which the Fiesta Queens and her Ladies in waiting walk along various streets giving out flowers accompanied by the La Esperanza Band.
18:00 Entrance of the Christians. Route: C/ Alicante and Ancha de Castelar
23:00 Embassy of the Moors during which both groups fire their Blunderbuss Guns along the Avda. de la Libertad.
 
Sunday 23rd April
08:00 Early Morning Parade by the Christians. Route: Cervantes, San José, Pintor Picasso, Velázquez, Plaza José Ramón García Antón, Plaza del Pilar, Mayor, Echegaray, Alfonso XIII, Colón, Plaza de España, Avda Libertad to the Castillo.
10:30 Parade of the Fiesta Queens and the Esperanza Band.
11:30 Entrance Parade of the Children. Route: C/ Ancha de Castelar, Avda Libertad and Salamanca.
18:00 Entrance of the Moors. Route: C/. Alicante y Ancha de Castelar to the intersection with C/Agost.
00:00 Gozos and Salvas in honour of San Vicente Ferrer along Avda. Libertad to the intersection with C/ San José and Plaza de España.
 
Monday 24th April
08:00 Early Morning Parade by the Christians. Route: C/ Cervantes, Capitán Torregrosa, General Ibáñez, Jaime I, Raspeig, Reyes Católicos, Rafael Altamira, Dr. Fleming, San Isidro, Blasco Ibáñez, General Ibáñez, Avda Libertad to the Castillo.
11:00 Flower Offering. Route: C/ Alicante, Ancha de Castelar, Avda. Libertad, Plaza de España.
14:30 Mascletas in Calle Mayor
19:00 Procession in honour of the Patron Saint San Vicente Ferrer with the Moors and Christians Captains, Fiesta Queens and other dignitaries. Route: Plaza de España, Mayor, Plaza del Pilar, Pi i Margall, Pintor Picasso, Ancha de Castelar, Domínguez Margarit, Salamanca, Plaza Lillo Canovas, Mayor, Plaza de España.
00:00 Spectacular Multicolor castle of fireworks in C/Mayor.
 
Tuesday 25th April
08:00 Ringing of the church bells.
10:30 Parade. Route: Plaza de España, Salamanca, Domínguez Margarit, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Cervantes, San José, Pintor Picasso, Plaza Lillo Canovas, Salamanca, Avda Libertad, Manuel de Falla.
12:00 Embassy of the Christians during which both groups fire their Blunderbuss Guns along the Avda. de la Libertad.
19:00 Charanga. Route: C/ Alicante, Ancha de Castelar, Avda. Libertad finishing in the Plaza del Castillo.
 
Thursday 27th April
08:00 Romeria de la Santa Faz (pilgrimage) from the Plaza de España.
18:00 Fancy Dress Competition.
 
Saturday 29th April
10:45 Parade by the Fiesta Queens, the big heads and the pipe and drum band.
21:30 Spectacular Correfoc (parade with fireworks).
 
Sunday 30th April
08:00 Ringing of the church bells.
12:00 Ringing of the church bells.
12:15 Re-enactment of the Miracles of Sant Vicent on Avda. Libertad, followed by a mascleta display.
22:00 Grand open air dance in the Plaza de Espana.