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Orihuela


Moors and Christians celebrations in Orihuela. Fiesta of the Re-conquest




Practical information


When?:
To be confirmed 2015

Where:
Orihuela

More information :
http://www.morosycristianosorihuela.es/


Location

Autonomous region:
Valencia

Province/Island:
Alicante - Alacant

Alicante-Alacant
Category:
Festivity of Tourist Interest




Description

Orihuela remembers the town’s liberation from Moorish domination in the Middle Ages.

In mid-July, the town of Orihuela, in the province of Alicante, celebrates the Re-conquest fiesta, commemorating the arrival of Christian troops in the 13th century, and their triumph over the Saracens. At the festivities there are plenty of “Moors and Christians” parades, filling the town with colour, spectacle, joy and music.

The most important day of the fiesta is 17 July, with the Santas Justa y Rufina (the town’s patron saints) procession, and a parade with the Gloriosa Enseña del Oriol – the flag (locally called senyera) of Orihuela. On the night before, flaming torches are lit in the ruins of the castle.

Practical information

Date:
To be confirmed 2015
Place:
Orihuela (Alicante - Alacant. Valencia)

Schedules and prices

Schedule

To be confirmed 2015


* Information may be subject to modifications

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