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Petrer Moors & Christians

The inland town of Petrer will be celebrating their annual Moors and Christians Fiesta from the 17th to the 21st May 2018 in honour of their patron saint; Sant Bonifaci. The parades have been declared as being of Tourist Interest and all take place in the streets around the town hall in Petrer.
 
Thursday 17th May
20:00 Bands Parade. Starting from the Placa de Baix the bands will parade to Calle Salida del Guirney to collect the flags, after which the Entrance Parade for the Bands begins. Route: Calle Gabriel, Paya Jose, Perseguer, Cánovas del Castillo, San Bartolomé, Luis Chorro y Constitución finishing in the Placa de Biax.
00:00 Retrato Parade which is very humorous and cheerful. Route: Placa de Baix, Miguel Amat, Canovas del Castillo, Jose Perseguer, Gabriel Pava, Antonio Torres, Leopoldo Pardines, San Vicente, Carrer Nou, San Bonifacio finshing at the St Boniface Ermita.
 
Friday 18th May
10:00 The patron saint will be taken from the St Boniface Ermita to the St. Bartolome Church.
18:30 War and the firing of the blunderbuses from Calle Constitucio to the Placa de Baix.
19:30 Moorish Embassy (negotiations). Route: Gabriel Paya, Derrocat, San Bartolomé, Sancho Tello y Constitució finishing in the Placa de Baix.
 
Saturday 19th May
11:00 Christians Entrance Parade, with both Christians and Moors participating. Route: Brigadier Algarra, Leopoldo Pardines, Pais Valencia, Gabriel Paya, Canovas del Castillo, San Bartolome finishing back on Pais Valencia.
20:00 Solemn Procession with all of the Moors and Christians. Route: Placa de Baix, Constitucio, Pais Valencia, Gabriel Paya, Jose Perseguer, Canovas del Castillo, Miguel Amat finishing at the Placa de Baix.
 
Sunday 20th May
10:30 General Parade from the houses of the Captains to Calle Pais Calencia
11:00 Honor Parade from the Templo Parroquial to the Casa Consisttorial
17:30 Moorish Parade, with both Moors and Christians participating. Route: Brigadier Algarra, Leopoldo Pardines, Pais Valencia, Gabriel Paya, Canovas del Castillo, San Bartolome finishing back on Pais Valencia.
 
Monday 21st May
10:30 War and the firing of the blunderbuses from Calle Constitucio to the Placa de Baix.
11:30 Christian Embassy (negotiations). Route: Gabriel Paya, Derrocat, San Bartolome, Sancho Tello y Constitucio finishing in the Placa de Baix.
16:30 Parade to return the statue of the patron saint from the Iglesia to the St Boniface Ermita.