22.30 h. – At the Palmeral Park auditorium. Official Opening Speeches 2019
10.00 h. Moors disembark on Levante beach opposite the Town Hall. Firing of arquebuses.
19.00 h. Public appearance of Festival Chairmen (Moors and Christians) heading for the harbour (Moors) and the castle (Christians). Moors’ envoy opposite the Castle. The Moors’ envoy accompanied by his escort, asks for the surrender of the Christians. Mock battle, with attack on the Castle. Surrender & occupation of the Castle by the Moors. Moors march starting at the harbour.
18.30 h. Gathering of Festival Chairmen (Moors & Christians) heading for the Castle (Moors) & the Palmeral Park (Christians). MOCK BATTLE (attack on the Castle). The Christians regroup in front of the castle and proceed to reconquer the castle from the Moors.
19.00 h. Mock battle(shooting guns)
19.30 h. Procession with brass bands (Moors and Christians) from Muelle Street to El Palmeral Park.
20.30 h. Main parade of Moors & Christians.
13.00 h. BEER BATH at the Harbour. Organised: Unió de Festers (Festival Society) before the race.
20.30 h. COLOURFUL PARADE WITH FLOATS. Itinerary from Palmeral Park via Elche st, Glorieta square and Muelle st. Firework Display, Location: Levante beach breakwater.
20.00 h. Floral offering to Our Lady the Virgen de Loreto in the Castle Chapel
Colourful fireworks “Mascletá” firecrackers. Site: Next to the harbour. Organised Penya El Tró. With kind cooperation of Santa Pola Town Hall
20’00 h. Solemn procession of our patron saint the Virgin of Loreto. From: the Castle, Cruz st, C/ Colón st, Mercado st, C/ Mayor st, C/ Angel st, C/ Elche st and back to the Castle.
24.00h GRAND FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Site Levante Beach with Final Powerful Cannonade
More villages that celebrate their festivities on the Costa Blanca are: Castalla 31st August to 4th, Villena 4th to 9th, Mutxamel 7th to 13th, Ibi 11th to 17th, Altea 26th to 29th . Pilgrimages like the ones in Gaianes, Redovan, Alcoy and Petrer.
Also on the 23rd you can enjoy the sport event “ Santa Pola Duathlon Cross” the start will take place at 10am at Santiago Bernabeu Avenue (parking Varadero Beach).
This is all for now