Monday, July 16, 2007

Moors and Christians in Orihuela

Floral Offering to Saint Justa and Rufina in Orihuela officially opened the celebrations of the Reconquista that will last until the 21st of July.

The 18 comparsas (ten Moors and eight Christians) comprising over a thousand of people participated in the parade of Floral Offering which began last night at 7:30 pm and lasted until 10:00 pm.

After the traditional Offering, Saints Justa and Rufina were taken from the church of Santa Justa to the Cathedral.

The main parades will be on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st at 9:00 pm. This year the Moor groups will parade on Friday and the Christian groups on Saturday.

The route they follow will be C/ Aragón, Plaza San Sebastián, C/ José Antonio, Calderón de la Barca, C/ Loaces, C/ Alfonso XIII, finishing in the Plaza de Alfonso XIII.

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