Moors and Christians in Benissa

Thu Jun 29th 2017 to Tue Jul 4th 2017
Alicante, Benissa

Event Details

Programme of events for Moors and Christians in Benissa

Thursday 29th of June
08.30 pm Festival music concert in the Jaume I square, performed by the “Colla de Xirimiters Pere Bigot” and “Asociación Lírica y Musical de Benissa”.
Friday 30th of June
11.00 pm Presentation of the Standards, StandardCarriers, Ambassadors and Captains in the enclosure of the castle, and streetcry for the festivities headed by Dª. José David Ivars Pellicer. To finish the act, firework display courtesy of Pirotecnia Vicente Caballer. Next, in the Jaume I square, actuation of the Capital ‘90 orquestra. Bar service for the benefit of the captain “filaes” 2018. Fil?  Pirates y Fil?  Zairenyes.
Saturday 1sf of July
12.30 am Rememberance of the deceased “festeros” at the local cemetery.
07.30 pm Musical band entrance.
08.00 pm Great Entrance from Valencia Street until the end of Nou Street.
Christian Standard and the Standards of Christians“Filaes”.
Fil? Pirates
Fil? Templaris
Fil? Cors? ries 
Fil? Conqueridores 
Fil? Llauradors(Christians Captain 2017)
Moor Standars and the Standards of Moors “Filaes”.
Fil? Zairenyes
Fil? Califes
Fil? Sharquies
Fil? Beduïnes 
Fil? Taifes Eslaus 
Fil? Bereberes(Moors Captain 2017)
Sunday 2nd of July
11.00 am Street parade of all the “filaes”, visiting the pensioner’s residence and carrying the image of the Saint Peter the Apostle.
12.00 am Offering and Mass in honor of our Patron Saint Peter the Apostle.
06.30 pm Infants entrance and XXVII competition of the “Cabos de Escuadra”.
08.00 pm Siege of the Moors from the Convent Square until the Castle enclosure. Moorish embassy and taking of the castle by the Moorish troops.
Monday 4th of July
10.30 am Siege of the Christians from the Portal Square.
Following this, in the Castle enclosure Christian Embassy and subsequent reconquest by the Christian forces from the Benissa Villa.
07.30 pm Informal and humourous parade of the musical bands.
08.00 pm Humourous parade of all the “filaes”.

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