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Altea Moors and Christians

The Moors and Christians will be marching in Altea from Saturday 15th to Tuesday 25th September 2018. The fiesta is held annually at this time in honour of the patron saints; Santísimo Cristo del Sagrario and San Blas. The complete programme is in the brochure below, the highlights are:

Saturday 15th September
20:30 Coronation of the Fiesta Queens at the Palau d’Esports Vila d’Altea.

Sunday 16th September
11:00 Flower Offering Parade from the Plaza Jose Mª Planelles to the Iglesia del Consuelo.

Friday 21st September
13:00 Official announcement of the fiesta with ringing of the church bells and the firing of rockets.
18:00 Spectacular Entra de la Murta Parade Route: Aparcamiento Facultad, C/ Benidorm, Avda. de la Nucía, Pl. La Creu, Pont de Moncau, Avda. Jaume I, and Pl. dels Sports.
20:00 Parade of the Music Bands from the Plaça de la Creu to the Pont de Moncau then onto the Plaça Jose Mª Planelles.
21:00 Presentation of the flags, followed by the pasodoble Ida y Vuelta.
22:00 Inauguration of the barracas for partying in the Cami de l'Algar car park.
00:00 Entrance Parade of the Moors and Christians starting from the Avenida La Nucía along Plaça de La Creu, Pont de Moncau, Avda. Jaume I, finishing at C/ Garganes.

Saturday 22nd September
08:30 Diana by the Christians, early morning parade of the Moors along Av. la Nucía, Av. València, Llavador, La Séquia, C/ Pont de Moncau, Av. Jaume I, C/ Garganes, Passeig Mediterrani, C/ Gabriel Miró finishing in Pl. José Mª Planelles.
13:00 Embassy of the Moors in the Plaça de l´Esglèsia.
20:00 Spectacular Entrance Parade of the Moors along C/ Filarmónica, C/ Pont de Moncau, Av. Jaume I, C/ A Llargues, finishing at the Plaça dels Esports.

Sunday 23rd September
14:00 Spectacular Mascleta (day time rockets and firecrackers) from the Parking del Paseo Mediterráneo.
20:00 Solemn Procession in honour of Stmo. Cristo del Sagrario and San Blas along the usual route.
00:30 Grand Firework display.

Monday 24th September
08:30 Diana by the Moors, early morning parade of the Christians along Costera dels Matxos, C/ Portal Vell, C/ Sol, C/ Alacant, C/ l'Empedrat, C/ La Mar, Passeig Sant Pere, Passeig Mediterrani, C/ Gabriel Miró finishing at Plaça José Mª Planelles.
13:15 Christian Embassy in the Plaça de l´Esglèsia.
20:00 Spectacular Entrance Parade of the Christians along: C/ Filarmónica, C/ Pont de Moncau, Av. Jaume I, C/ A Llargues, finishing at Plaça dels Esports.

Tuesday 25th September
16:30 Parade of the Collection of the Flags along Calle Llavador, Avenida Comunitat Valenciana, Calle Generalitat Valenciana, Calle Garganes, Avenida Jauma I, Pont de Moncau to the Sede de la Associació de Moros i Cristians Sant Blai in Casal Fester, where the fiesta hymn and the pasodoble Ida y Vuelta are played.