Its time for yet another fiesta in Javea, this time its the celebrations of Moors and Christians. The fiesta is famous for its colorful parades, loud fireworks obviously and the re-enacting of the battles against pirates and the struggles when Spain was under muslim rule.
The Moors and Christians fiesta in Javea takes place mainly on the Xabia port, Duanes Al Mar, and kicks off with the opening ceremony on July 14th. Followed by a live DJ playing late into the night.
Every day of the fiesta that runs till the 22th of July has activities for all ages to behold or partake in. The grand parades and battles are spectacular displays of outfits, accessories and tales from an age long gone. The main attractions of the Moors and Christians fiesta are happening on the 21st and 22nd of July in the Jávea port with magnificent street theater taking the spectators back to the decisive battles between the Moors and the Christians hundreds of years ago.
A suggestion for visiting tourists would be to consider heading over during the weekend. We would suggest heading for Moors and Christians on Friday the 20th in time have a stroll through the medieval market, catch some tapas or paella in one of the excellent restaurants on the port promenade and then staying around for the enactment of the invasion of the Moors and the Batukada samba dancing in the streets that follow.
The Saturday has similar options though the battle on this day features the counteroffensive of the Christian troops and the samba rhythms will be replaced by a night of fireworks in the streets for the Moors and Christians version of Correfocs in Xábia.
The Spanish fiesta of Moors and Christians is concluded on Sunday the 22th with a grand parade through the port starting at 8pm and a mindblowing “fireworks over the sea” show taking place at midnight.