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Moors and Christians festival in Bocairent 2019
Where: Bocairent, Spain
When:  Friday, February 1, 2019 - Saturday, February 2, 2019
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...(read more)