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Ibi Moors and Christians Fiesta

Ibi will be enjoying their Moors and Christians Fiesta from the 13th to the 16th September 2018. The fiesta is held annually at the beginning of September in order to honour their patron saint, the Mare de Deu dels Desemparats. The full programme in Spanish is in the brochure below, the highlights are:
 
Thursday 13th September
19:30 Mass followed by the Opening Speeches for the fiesta, the playing of the National Hymn and then a parade by the Music Bands of each troop.
00:00 Nit de l'Olla, after the official dinners all of the troops will parade through the streets until 02:30.
 
Friday 14th September
08:00 Diana, ringing of the church bells followed by parade by all of the troops and music bands along the following route: Plaça de l´Església Plaça de les Corts, Carrer Major, Plaça de la Palla, Carrer Manuel Soler, Ravalet ending at the Castle in Carrer les Eres,
11:00 Entrance Parade of the Christians, starting from calle Murillo
17:30 Entrance Parade of the Moors, starting from calle Murillo
 
Saturday 15th September
08:15 Diana, ringing of the church bells followed by parade by all of the troops and music bands.
11:30 Children's Parade of all of the troops starting in Calle Murillo.
17:00 Firing of the Arcabuceria Guns from Calle Doctor Waksmann to the Castle in Carrer Les Eres.
18:30 The Moorish Embassy starting in the Placa de I'Esglesia and finishing at the Castle.
21:00 Flower Offering at the cross roads between calles Joaquin Vilanova and calle Murillo.
 
Sunday 16th September
08:00 War at the Castle in Carrer Les Eres.
16:30 Firing of the Arcabuceria Guns from Calle Doctor Waksmann to the Castle in Carrer Les Eres.
18:00 The Christian Embassy at the Castle in Carrer Les Eres, followed by the presentation of the Captains for each troop for next years Fiesta.
21:00 Solemn Procession of all of the troops with the statue of la Mare de Due dels Desemparats, starting from the Placa de l'Esglesia along the usual route.