Moors and Christians festival in Bocairent 2019 | Spain, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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Moors and Christians festival in Bocairent 2019

Where:   Bocairent, Spain
When:    Friday, February 1, 2019 - Saturday, February 2, 2019
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.

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The moors and Christians festival (Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos) perpetuates the victory of the Christianity upon the Moslems in Spain on the 13th century. The struggles between the different cultures turned into a war when the Moors arrive at the Iberian Peninsula.

The Moors were members of the nomad tribes from North Africa. Their origin is Arabic and Barbarian tribes mainly from Mauritania who were converted to Islam on the 8th century. The tribes wandered at the north areas of Africa and on the 13th century arrived as jealous Moslems to the Iberian Peninsula.

The festivals that perpetuate the historic events are held on various districts of Spain, where every area holds its events in various ways. One of the cities which are known by its beautiful events is Bocairent.

During the festival, accommodation and tickets may be scarce owing to higher demands , therefore it is advisable to check accommodation prices and make reservations ahead of time.

The visitors can enjoy streets shows which simulate face to face battles, impressive men parade where the participants wear colored uniforms like in the middle ages, march according to giant drums tempo. In addition, dance, singing and music groups, in colorful cloth, middle ages fashion, performed in the streets.

This is an experience that takes the spectators to an historic time journey hundred years ago.

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Admission fee:
 Free
Contact: 
Bocairent tourist information
Plaza del Ayuntamiento 2
46880 - Bocairent
962905062
962905085(Ayto.)

Bocairent travel information
Dialing code: 962
Longitude: -0.6086135°
Latitude: 38.7678125°
Spain information address: INSTITUTO DE TURISMO DE ESPAÑA - TURESPAÑA Jose Lázaro Galdiano, 6, 28071 Madrid - Tel.913433500
Tourist website: www.spain.info

Spain country details
Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France.
Capital: Madrid
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency: 220v 50Hz
Dialing country code: +34
Language: Castilian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%; note - Castilian is the official language nationwide; the other languages are official regionally.

Spain background and overview:
Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986), have given Spain one of the most dynamic economies in Europe and made it a global champion of freedom. Continuing challenges include Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) terrorism and relatively high unemployment.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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