Torrevieja U3A meets the Moors & Christians

THE MOORS and Christians festival is one of Alicante Province’s most colourful and spectacular fiestas with many different towns having their own special activities planned during the year.

A date for your diary is October 1, 2011 for the magnificent annual Fiesta in Crevillente for which Torrevieja University of the Third Age (U3A) have been invited as guests of the Ayuntamiento of Crevillente and the Association of Moors and Christians to witness the entry of the Moors.

the main events to watch out for happen this Saturday  September 17, 8.15pm, the Proclamation of Captains and Princesses in the City Auditorium, Sunday 18, 8.30am – 1pms a Classic Car Meeting on the Rambla and on Friday 23 the action proper begins at 20.00 with the Inaugural parade to Town Hall, followed at 21.00 with the Inauguration of the Fiesta with the day concluding at 23.45 with an Informal competition parade (men only), from the Park Telmo Vela to Plaza de  la Constitución.

On Saturday 24 September at 19.30 they have the Carnival Parade from Avda. de Madrid to Plaza de la Constitución and on Sunday it’s time to eat because at 13.00 they have the Grand Hamburger in Municipal Park.

The last weekend of the month has the Children’s parade from Sta. Trinidad to Plaza de la Constitución starting at 19.00 and at 21.00 the Pageant plus Battle & capture of the Moorish Ra’is in the Plaza de la Constitución.

Saturday 1 October is the day when many of the U3A’s four hundred members will be out in force witnessing for themselves the Informal dress parades around town centre between 11.00 to13.00. On Sunday from11.00 to13.00 there are more Informal dress parades around the town centre and at 18.30 the Entry of the Christians and parade from Sta. Tomás to the Plaza de la Constitución

On Monday 3 October, the final two days of the fiestas, consist of at18.30 a Pageant featuring the Battle & release of the Moorish Ra’is – Plaza de la Constitución with the fiesta coming to an end on Tuesday 4 October starting at 10.30 with Floral offering (women only) at Park Telmo Vela to Plaza de la Constitución, at 20.00 there is the Solemn Procession from Stma. Trinidad to Plaza de la Constitución with the event coming to a close with the Fiesta hymn & fireworks.

By Keith Nicol

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