The Moors and Christians Mojacar 2015 is almost upon us. It runs in Mojacar, Almeria, from June 12 to 14 2015. Below is the schedule. This is well worth a visit if you are in the area, to enjoy the costumes, atmosphere.
Moors and Christians Mojacar 2015
FRIDAY 12th JUNE 2015
Noon. The medieval market will be located in the main square, PLaza Nueva, and Calle Glorieta. All kinds of handmade products will be available for sale by stallholders dressed in period costume.
Aside from the market, this is a great time to explore the streets of Mojacar Pueblo and enjoy the fabulous views from various viewpoints throughout the village.
21.30h. Congregation of fusiliers at the “Centro de Usos Múltiples”
21.45h. Regrouping of the different troops at “La Fuente”. The ceremonial handing over of the key to the town by the Moorish King to the Christian King.
22.30h. FUENTE.- The troops march to the sound of blunderbuss shots warning the village of the presence of the hostile army near the city. The troops then enter the village, each accompanied by their own leader.
23.00h. VILLAGE.- The traditional “Pregón Proclamation” marking the beginning of the fiesta, followed by fireworks.
23.45h. VILLAGE.- Opening ceremony for the groups’ headquarters each presided over by their own leader and followed by parties, music and dancing until dawn.
SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015
16.30h. Congregation of fusiliers at “Playa Punta del Cantal”
18.00h. PLAYA DEL DESCARGADOR (Change to previously announced location). Medieval Tournament where the Moors and the Christian knights try to get the most scarves hung out by the ladies in order to win their favours. Finally, the troops march towards the Hotel El Puntazo.
22.00h.VILLAGE. Opening ceremony of the various headquarters, followed by the fiesta and more dancing until dawn.
SUNDAY 14th JUNE 2015
12.00h. BEACH. Concentration of Moors and Christians fusiliers all along the beachfront with lots of blunderbuss shots.
19.00h. VILLAGE. Impressive finale to the weekend as the Moors and Christians parade from the village to the Fuente. Full of pomp and ceremony, the proud participants are dressed in spectacular costumes whilstcarrying their weapons, all accompanied by numerous music bands.
Ayuntamiento de Mojácar (Cif: P-0406400-B)
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 1 – 04638 Mojácar (Almería)
Telef. 902 44 22 50