Thursday, July 14, 2011

Moors and Christians

The most colourful festivals in this region are the Moors and Christians which celebrate the re-conquest of the area by the Christians from the Moors.

imageNot every town has Moors and Christian groups, for example Bigastro only has a Christian group.  However there are plenty of celebrations to be seen if you know where they are. To find out more go to the Convega site and click on the towns on the map.

Of particular interest to Pam and I are the celebrations in Orihuela. On the 17th July they will parade the Glorious Oriol around the city and then later there will be the parades of the Moors and Christian groups. This year the Christians will be first on Friday 23rd followed by the Moors on Saturday 24th. 

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