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Javea Moors and Christians 2018

Moors & Christians 2018 Fiesta in Javea on the Costa Blanca: July 2018

 

 

Like every year during the month of July, Duanes de la Mar will celebrate the Moors and Christians. This fiesta, filled with history, music and color, commemorate a historical past of struggle and coexistence between two cultures, Muslim and Christian. You will see parades, the landing of the Moors, the feria of Cristianos & Moros, and much more.

 

 

Saturday 15th July 2017

21:00 h. Parade through the streets of Duanes, to collect in the cuartels and kabilas to the

representatives of the participants who will take part in the presentation.

22:00 h. Official presentation of "Moros I Cristians 2017” in Avenida Jaime I followed by performanceof Trio Acuario until 03:30 h.

00:30 h. Dinner for participants in the Avenida Jaime I.

 

Sunday 16th July 2017

10:00 h. Playground Multiadventure in Avenida Jaime I.

20:30 h. XIV Festive Music Concert in Sevilla street, offered by the Xabia Artistic Music Center.

 

Monday 17th July 2017

21:00 h. Visit the Arenal Beach. Little parade along Paseo del tenista David Ferrer followed by snacks for all participants

 

Tuesday 18th July 2017

20:00 h. Visit the old town, with parade through the streets

and flower offering to the niche of the fiesta patron San Jaime in Calle San Jaime.

 

Wednesday 19th July 2017

9:30 h. Table of food collecting in favour of Caritas in the supermarkets Mas y Mas and Coaliment of the Avenida Jaime I, organised by the Junta de Festes de Moros i Cristians. Until 14:00 h.

20:45 h. Offering of flowers to San Jaime

In this same Act, will be a donation of food to Caritas by the filaes and Junta de Festes.

23:00 h. Fellowship Dinner in Sevilla street with mobile disco until 03:00 h.

 

Thursday 20th July 2017

21:00 h. Blessing of the Castle Paseo Jaime I

21:30 h. Landing of the Moors

22:00 h. "Embajada” (negotiation) and surrender of the castle to the moorish troops

on Paseo Jaime I.

23:30 h. Mobile Disco at Calle Triana (until 03:00h)

00:00 h. Batukada with Katuba

 

Friday 21st July 2017

11:00 h. Children's Moors and Christians parade

17:00 h. Valencian pilota tournament at Calle Virgen de Loreto

21:00 h. Gun battle between Moors and Christians on La Grava beach

21:00 h. "Embajada” (negotiation) and surrender of the castle by the Christian troops

on Paseo Jaime I.

22:30 h. Live Music in the Manuel Bordes Valls street until 03:30h.

23:30 h. Motivation Sound Experience with Christian Blond in Paseo de la Grava (until 03:30h)

 

Saturday 22nd July 2017

11:00 h. Parade of Fila Capitana and Junta de Festes, visiting cuartels and kabilas.

19:30 h. Entrance of Musical Bands.

20:30 h. Gala parade of the Moors and Christians Companies.

23:30 h. Mobile Disco "Mora y Cristiana", in Dr. Fleming street until 04:00 h.

00:30 h. Correfoc

 

Sunday 23rd July 2017

10:00 h. Children’s Day with water games in the outdoor area of the Sports Pavilion.

10:30 h. "Chocolatada" offered by Abanderadas in the outdoor area of the Sports Pavilion.

To participate, is recomended the use of clothes and footwear appropriate to the nature

of this act.

Please, don't use umbrellas and parasols in order to avoid possible damage

to the participants. Participation is free, and who does it assume personal risks

involved, refusing to assign responsibility to the organizers of the event.

12:00 h. Solemn Mass in honour of San Jaime those who passed away

19:00 h. Entrance of Musical Bands

20:00 h. Gala parade of the Moors and Christians Companies. After that, Fireworks.

 


Information courtesy of javeaonline24.com

Javea Fiestas 2018

January 2018

5th

LOS REYES MAGOS · Procession of the Three Kings
The Three Kings - Baltazar, Gaspar and Melchior - arrive in Xàbia

via fishing boat bearing gifts for excited children. There are two

processions; one through the port and a second later in the evening

through the old town to the Placeta del Convent.
[Click here to discover more about LOS REYES MAGOS]

6th

EPIFANÍA DEL SEÑOR· Epiphany
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed

13th
14th

SAN ANTONIO ABAD ·

Burning of the Pine Tree / Blessing of the Animals
A popular festival for pet-owners and animal lovers, it also features

the traditional burning of the pine tree in Plaza de San Antonio, warming

up the winter night courtesy of the members of CAE Tiraset, followed by

the blessing ceremony of pets and other domestic animals in Plaza de la

Constitución.
[Click here to discover more about SAN ANTONIO ABAD]

17th

FESTIVIDAD DE SAN ANTONIO ABAD ·

Blessing of the Animals
The actual feast of San Antonio Abad is celebrated with a special

Mass in the church of Nuestro Señora de Loreto in the port followed

by a short procession and a blessing ceremony of pets and other

domestic animals on the port promenade.
[Click here to discover more about SAN ANTONIO ABAD]

19th
21st

SAN SEBASTIAN · Bull Running
San Sebastian has been the patron saint of Xàbia since medieval

times when the terrified population of the village prayed to his image

for special protection as the 'Black Plague' devastated Europe. Largely

forgotten in recent years, the celebrations have been resurrected with

bull-running around the church square.
[Click here to discover more about SAN SEBASTIAN]

February 2018

10th

CARNAVAL · Fancy Dress Processions
Kids and Adults Procession through the Historic Centre of Xàbia

March2018

4th

La Baixada de Jesús Nazareno
Third Sunday of Lent - the traditional descent of the treasured image

of Jesús Nazareno from the blue-domed chapel of Calvario to the

fortress-church of San Bartolomé in the heart of the historic centre of Xàbia.
[Click here to discover more about JESUS NAZARENO]

19th

SAN JOSÉ(El Día del Padre) · Fathers Day
Autonomous Holiday - most shops and businesses will be closed or open

on a limited basis

25th

Domingo de Ramas · Palm Sunday
Special Mass and Processions with Palms

30th

VIERNES SANTO · Good Friday
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed

or open on a limited basis Traditional Solemn Good Friday Candle-lit

Procession through the historic centre

April2018

1st

EL DÍA DE SEÑOR· Easter Sunday
Special Mass / Meeting of Peñas and Associations in the church square

2nd

LUNES DE PASCUA· Easter Monday
Autonomous Holiday - most shops and businesses will be closed or

open on a limited basis

9th

SAN VICENTE FERRER· Patron Saint of Valencia
Autonomous Holiday - some shops and businesses will be closed or

open on a limited basis

20
03
May

FIESTAS EN HONOR DE JESÚS NAZARENO
The treasured image of Jesús Nazareno arrived in Xàbia two and half

centuries ago. In 1834, as cholera swept through the region, the population

prayed to the image for salvation and there were no more deaths. In 1967

the image was named 'mayor in perpetuity' on its 200th anniversary and in

2017 the town celebrated 250 years.
[Click here to discover more about JESUS NAZARENO]

May2018

1st

FIESTA DEL TRABAJO · May Day
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed

or open on a limited basis

3rd

EL DÍA DEL CRUCES ·

Flower Crosses and Rise of the Image
Local Holiday
· most businesses and shops will be closed or

open on a limited basis The final day of the celebrations in honour of

Jesús Nazareno, the treasured image is carried back to the blue-domed

chapel of Calvario, followed by fireworks.

6th

EL DÍA DEL MADRE· Mother's Day

June2018

14th
24th

FOGUERES DE SANT JOAN DE XÀBIA
Arguably the biggest party of the year in Xàbia, the Fogueres features

bull-running, live music, inter-peña games, musical parades, paella

competitions, sports events, children's activities, the famous fire-jumping

of 'Nit dels Focs' and the final night musical fireworks and symbolic burning

of the fogueras.
[Click here to discover more about FOGUERES DE SANT JOAN]

28th
30th
pending

XXIII FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE XÀBIA
Representatives of countries from across the world offer traditional

food and drink in this popular three-day festival with a wide range of

accompanying live music and entertainment.

 

 

July2018

14th
21st
pending

MOROS I CRISTIANS DE XÀBIA
The noisy and colourful fiesta celebrating the Christian reconquest of Spain

and staged in honour of San Jaume the Moorslayer. The programme includes

concerts, processions, flower offering, the Islamic invasion followed by the

Christian recon quest and finishes with the fantastic gala parades.
[Click here to discover more about MOROS I CRISTIANS]

16th

VIRGEN DEL CARMEN
The seafarer's fiesta of thanksgiving which features a special mass, short

procession through the port and then the journey of a flotilla of boats into

the centre of the bay of Jávea to make the traditional offering of flowers.

August2018

3rd
5th
pending

MARE DE DÉU DELS ANGELS (FIESTA LA PLANA)
Traditional fiesta celebrated on the plateau of La Plana around the

Santuario de Ntra. Sra. de los Angeles with processions, community

meals, live music and activities for children.
[Click here to discover more about FIESTA LA PLANA]

3rd
5th
pending

XÀBIA JAZZ 2018
The popular annual international jazz festival in Plaza de la Constitución.

11th
12th
pending

FIESTA PORTITXOL
A celebration of traditional music and dancing next to the Tosca stone

cross of Portitxol overlooking the island of the same name. The weekend

features a procession, entertainment, music and dancing as well as a

community dinner and traditional games.
[Click here to discover more about FIESTA PORTITXOL]

15th

LA ASUNCIÓN DE LA VIRGEN ·

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed

or open on a limited basis

25th
8th
Sept

MARE DE DÉU DE LORETO (PORT FIESTA)
The popular fiesta in the port with the controversial and divisive but

very popular 'Bous a la Mar' with its famous 'Baret dels Bous' with its

fantastic seafood tapas, sports day, children's activities, live music,

concerts, shows, community dinners, processions and the aquatic fireworks.
[Click here to discover more about FIESTA LORETO]

September2018

8th

EL DÍA DE MARE DÉU DE LORETO
Local Holiday
· most businesses and shops will be closed or open

on a limited basis. The final day of the celebrations in honour of Mare de

Déu de Loreto with the solemn procession and the stunning fireworks finale.
[Click here to discover more about FIESTA LORETO]

12th
pending

VIRGEN DEL POPÚL
Traditional pilgrimage to the chapel of Popúl on the Jesús Pobre road

for a special mass followed by snacks.

October2018

9th

EL DÍA DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA ·

Day of the Valencian Community
Autonomous Holiday
· most businesses and shops will be closed or

open on a limited basis includes the annual Vila de Xàbia community

awards at the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia.

12th

EL DÍA DE LA HISPANIDAD · National Day of Spain
National Holiday
· most if not al businesses and shops will be closed

or open on a limited basis

November2018

1st

TODOS LOS SANTOS · All Saint's Day
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed or

open on a limited basis

December2018

6th

EL DÍA DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN · Constitucion Day
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed or

open on a limited basis

8th

LA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN ·

Inmaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgen Mary
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed or

open on a limited basis

12th
13th

SANTA LLÚCIA
The pilgrimage to the chapel on top of the hill of Santa Llúcia for a special

mass and procession of the images of Santa Llúcia and Santa Barbára

around the building. The evening before, there is an informal procession

around the historic centre.
[Click here to discover more about FIESTA SANTA LLÚCIA]

25th

NAVIDAD · Christmas Day
National Holiday
· most if not all businesses and shops will be closed

or open on a limited basis

 

 

 

 

Source: www.javeamigos.com

 

 


Celebration of the Three Kings

 
 

 

 

 

 

Celebration of the Three Kings
 

Santa Claus may have gone back to the North Pole to rest, but it doesn’t mean the gift-giving (and receiving) is over - For many Christians, the holiday season doesn’t officially end until the 12th day of Christmas known as the "Feast of the Epiphany” or "Three Kings' Day”.
 
In Spain, children and many adults polish and leave their shoes ready for the Kings' presents before they go to bed on the 5th of January.  Sweet wine, nibbles, fruit and milk are left for the Kings and their camels.  This is similar to children leaving mince pies or cookies and milk out for Santa Claus or Father Christmas.
 
The Three Kings Fiesta is the main celebration of Christmas in Javea.
 
On January 5th the Three Kings arrive in the port of Jávea by fishing trawler to be greeted by local dignitaries, the municipal band and of course hundreds of excited children. A colourful procession winds through the streets of the port to a special stage where their majesties will hand out token presents to the kids who have been waiting patiently in the square. As night falls, the procession climbs up into the old town, the escorts showering excited children with boiled sweets, and arrives at another special stage where more token presents are dished out. The evening has always been a special one in the Christmas calendar when children and adults can expect to receive their presents.
 
Three Kings Parade - Tuesday, 5th January 2018
 
17:00h  The Magic Kings arrive at the port and parade in the streets:
              C/Duanas up to Av. Jaume I, where they will greet the Children
 
19:00h  The Kings will depart to the Historic Centre where the parade will continue
             up to Plazeta del Convento.


 

Toni Mari Master Iron Sculptor

 

 

 

 

Javea born artist Toni Mari started his passion for working with metal and wood at a very young age. Aged 14 he began working in the smithy. His first figures were small bulls which symbolised creative energy. He creates his masterpieces from his mind without being drawn out on paper, cuts and welds the iron metal then polishes oxidises with acid and ink protective transparent paint so it protects it whilst retaining its natural beauty

 

His career really took flight when a master builder visited him at his workshop asking his opinion on the plaza that had been created next door. Toni said it needed a sculpture to bring it to life and so created a donkey which was not used and this found its way to Javea Port but this ignited his career and orders soon came flooding in.

 

His amazing work can be seen throughout Spain but also in exhibitions worldwide and many figures have been commissioned and placed in New York.

 

We have some of his amazing sculptures in Javea which can be seen in many areas including the Port and the Arenal. Many of the roundabouts in Javea have his imaginative iron sculptures in place. There are also some amazing pieces to be found in Moraira, one of which is the famous Iron Man looking out to sea. He has also recently been commissioned and created some amazing iron work in the La Bambula restaurant which overlooks the Bay of Javea.

 

 

 

 

His current work in progress is at his garden centre In Javea which can be found at Art al Camp, Cami Cabanes, 33. This whale is spectacular and will very soon be finished

 

Chiringuito Time

 
 
 
 
Javea Chiringuitos/Beach Bars
 
 
Summer is fast approaching and what better way to wind away the hours sitting at one of the many sea front chiringuitos that are now setting up in Javea.  What is a chiringuito?  It is one of those words that cannot be translated from Spanish to English.  Beach bar is as close as I can get but this does not do it justice.  All chiringuitos have two things in common, a drink menu and a spectacular view.  A place to sit and relax in the beautiful sunshine watching the world go by
 

The chiringuitos of Spain are an essential part of the beach and holiday atmosphere and they can be found on just about every popular beach in Spain.  They normally set up from May through to October.

The chiringuitos of Spain have an interesting history dating back to the 1920s.  it is widely believed chiringuitos originated in the 1950s when forward thinking fishermen’s wives realised there may be a demand for fresh fish and cold drinks as foreign tourists began to trickle onto the beaches of the fishing villages of Spain.
 

The early day chiringuitos were very often nothing more than an overturned boat used to serve up tapas and drinks.  As business increased the shrewdest fishing families decided to build wooden kiosks.   Whether you live here all year round or just visit, it is this time of year that we all look forward to that has become a Spanish tradition.