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Fiesta of Mores and Christians

By December 11, 2018 December 12th, 2018 No Comments

The principal festival of Bocairent in honour of the town’s patron saint, Saint Blai, are the fiestas of Mores and Christians, celebrated the first weekend of february and given special tourist interest status. A deep-rooted tradition full of colour and popular culture make these the town’s most attractive celebrations. Visitors will be struck by the range and splendour of the traditional costumes, the music, and the gunpowder.

here are nine participating groups or “filaes”, five of which are Christian (Espanyoletos, Granaderos, Contrabandistas, Suavos, Estudiantes) and four are Moorish (Moros Viejos, Marrocs, Moros Marinos and Mosqueteros).

 

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