Vives Pons & Asociados invites you to enjoy with one of the most important and popular celebrations in Costa Blanca: Moors and Christians in Denia. Remember and live this fascinating history through all the events planned during the first couple of weeks in August, especially from 13th to 16th. During this period of time the streets of Dénia are crowded with moors and christians. Embassies, street bands, and the lifting of the flag, etc.
The programme mainly consists in the disembarkation and the Gala Parade where Moors and Christians wear their luxurious costumes while the music is playing. In addition to it, the festival honours Sant Roc, Patron Saint of Dénia. Traditionally the fiestas include a mass service, the distribution of blessed bread, a dinner of brotherhood and a procession. The honors are organized by the Cofradía de Sant Roc.
Most important events:
- 13th August: Disembarkation of moors, truce signature.
- 14th August: Children’s Gala Parade.
- 15th August, day of the Fiesta: Gala Parade.
- 16th August: Parlaments, Battle of the Arquebusiers, the miracle of the fog, Surrending and Retreat. Fireworks.
Filaes Names Listing
Christian bands (Bando cristiano): Hospitalaris, Almogavers, Cavallers, Creuats, Deniers, Marins Corsaris, Mozarabes and Templaris.
Moors Bands (Bando Moro): Abencerrajes, Alkamar, Almoravides, Amazihg, Amiries, Berebers-Tuaregs, Saqaliba and Walies.
Official Programme of Moors and Christian’s Festival in Denia
SATURDAY, 1 AUGUST: OPENING CEREMONY, HANDOVER OF KEYS AND RAISING OF THE INSIGNIA BANNERS.
-13th SWIMMING CROSSING. ORGANISED BY: SANT ROC MAYORALES.
-At 9:00 am: Starting from “L’Estanyó” Beach.
-At 8:30 pm: OPENING CEREMONY, HANDOVER OF KEYS AND RAISING OF
THE INSIGNIA BANNERS. Venue: Plaza del Consell. Gathering of festeros
at 8:00 pm outside the Red Cross building. Parade up the Calle Marques de
Campo, along Calle Diana and up to the Plaza del Consell.
-At 9:30 pm: Femmicc GALA DINNER, Salones el Poblet.
MONDAY, 3 AUGUST. OPENING OF THE FILAES.
THURSDAY, 6 AUGUST. CHRISTIAN CAPTAINCY RECEPTION
-At 9:30 pm: CHRISTIAN CAPTAINCY RECEPTION.
Venue: Filá GUERRERS HOSPITALARIS. LOCATION: Calle Calpe, no. 14
-At 11:30 pm: ENTRAETA FESTERA (Parade). ROUTE: Calle Calpe,
Paseo Saladar, Diana, Marques de Campo until the port.
SATURDAY, 8 AUGUST. VISIT TO THE OLD PEOPLE’S HOME.
-At 11:00 am: VISIT TO THE OLD PEOPLE’S HOME IN SANTA LUCIA.
-At 9:30 pm: MOORISH CAPTAINCY RECEPTION.
Venue: Filá ALKAMAR. LOCATION: Calle Moncada no. 12
-At 11:30 pm: ENTRAETA FESTERA (Parade). ROUTE: Calle Moncada,
Historiador Palau,Diana, Marqués de Campo until the port.
SUNDAY, 9 AUGUST. PAELLA CONTEST. FESTIVE MUSIC CONCERT.
-At 12:00 noon: PAELLA CONTEST.
ORGANISED BY: SANT ROC MAYORALES. Venue: Calle Marqués de Campo.
-At 8:30 pm: FESTIVE MUSIC CONCERT, DENIA MARCHING BAND.
Venue: Plaza del Consell.
THURSDAY, 13 AUGUST. DISEMBARKATION, TRUCE SIGNING AND DINNER.
-At 9:30 pm: DINNER. Location: Marineta Casiana
-At 12:00 midnight: MOORISH DISEMBARKATION AND SIGNING
OF THE TRUCE. Venue: Marineta Casiana
FRIDAY, 14 AUGUST. CHILDRENS’ PARADE
-From 9:30 am to 11:00 am: Gunpowder collection.
As of 12:00 noon: Courtesy visit to the Moorish and Christian Captaincies.
-At 7:30 pm: CHILDRENS’ PARADE, then festive music will be provided by the
marching bands at the Plaza del Consell. Parade itinerary: Calle La Mar, Diana,
Marques de Campo, until the Red Cross building. Marching Bands Entrance:
From the Red Cross building, up the Calle Marques de Campo,
along Calle Diana and up to the Plaza del Consell.
-At 12:00 midnight: Festeros will gather at the Plaza del Consell and will then
proceed to the, ENTRAETA FESTERA (Parade). Route: Starting from the Plaza
del Consell, along Calle Diana and Marques de Campo until reaching the port.
SATURDAY, 15 AUGUST. GALA PARADE
-As of 12:00 noon: Parades provided by the different Filaes.
-At 7:00 pm: GALA PARADE with the Captaincies from the Moorish and
Christian sides. Route: Starting from the Calle La Mar, down Calle Diana
and along Marques de Campo until reaching the port.
SUNDAY, 16 AUGUST. MUSKET BATTLE, SURRENDER AND END OF THE FESTIVITY.
-At 11:30 am: Mass at Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Parish in honour
of our Patron Saint Sant Roc and collection of blessed bread.
-At 12:45 pm: CHRISTIAN EXHORT AND MUSKET BATTLE. Route: Calle Foramur,
La Mar and ending at the Plaza del Consell.
-At 7:00 pm: PARLIAMENT, SURRENDER AND MILAGRO DE LA NIEBLA (MIRACLE
OF THE FOG).Venue: Plaza del Consell.
-At 8:30 pm: PROCESSION IN HONOUR OF SANT ROC.
-At 9:30 pm: RETREAT AND FINAL GUNFIRE SHOTS, INTERPRETATION OF
DENIA’S ANTHEM AND END OF THE FESTIVITY. Route: Departing from the Plaza
del Consell, along Calle Diana, until the last stretch of the Calle Marques de Camp