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
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
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
same Act, will be a donation of food to Caritas by the filaes and Junta de
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
22:00 h. "Embajada”
(negotiation) and surrender of the castle to the moorish troops
23:30 h. Mobile Disco
at Calle Triana (until 03:00h)
00:00 h. Batukada
Friday 21st July 2017
11:00 h. Children's
Moors and Christians parade
17:00 h. Valencian pilota tournament at Calle Virgen
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
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.
participate, is recomended the use of clothes and footwear appropriate to the
don't use umbrellas and parasols in order to avoid possible damage
participants. Participation is free, and who does it assume personal risks
involved, refusing to assign responsibility to the organizers of the
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
Posted by: Debbie Whyman on 05/07/2018
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.
Posted by: Debbie Whyman on 30/12/2017
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
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
Posted by: Debbie Whyman on 07/05/2017
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.
Posted by: Debbie Whyman on 19/04/2017