This city during the month of August gives us the opportunity to enjoy his countrymen two festive events that I would emphasize and deserve a short break at this time.
The Moors and Christians It born as reminiscence stage Muslim power in the Iberian Peninsula and battles alternated power Muslim-Christian. Is celebrated of the 7 al 11 of August and is the first act in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption, Patron saint of the city. It is a massive representation commemorating the Christian reconquest of the city. It consists of the participation of twelve troupes, six of them belonging to the Moro side and as many to the Christian side, each composed by several hundred participants of both sexes.
Mora entry: Even years is done the day 8 August and is performed odd years the 10 of August. In it the entrance of Muslim troops commemorated the city of Elche. The 6 comparsas berries go out accompanying their positions and Captain Moro, which preceded the pageantry.
Cristiana entry: Even years is done the day 10 August and is performed odd years the 8 of August. In her entry it represents Christian troops in the city of Elche. The six Christian troupes accompany their charges and Captain Cristiano, which will be preceded by its pageantry.
embassies: After the Alardo, event which triggered the festeros more of 80 Kg. gunpowder, the Moorish and Christian embassies are made. The event takes place near the castle of Altamira and the conquest of the city is represented by Jaime I “The Conqueror”. The theatrical act has two acts: Mora Embassy and the Christian Embassy. During the course of representing a small skirmish takes place between Moorish and Christian troops. All actors involved in the representation are of different troupes festeros.
In the days 11,12,13 Y 14 It is celebrated Mascletás contest at 14pm pm on the esplanade of the Palacio de Altamira.
During these holidays also it takes place Nit de l'Alba It is a celebration that dates back to the Middle Ages. Hundreds of generations have celebrated ilicitanos about midnight the day 13 of August, once an extraordinarily alba, an unusual sunrise which it takes place in the city sky. It is customary to go locals and visitors to the terraces of the buildings to 23:00 hours of the day 13, to watch and participate in the fireworks show in which the whole city cooperates firing rockets and fireworks in honor of the patron and in memory of loved ones. The show culminates at 24:00 h with off all lighting, while launches Palmera de la Virgen O Palm of Mareda, large, what causes a sunrise that for a few seconds illuminates the city. Is typical custom among neighbors and friends eating a watermelon at the end of the show.
The Mystery of Elche or “Festival of Elche“, It is a representation that is preserved from the Middle Ages. It is divided into two acts “The Vespra and La Festa” day celebrated 14 Y 15 August respectively the Basilica of Santa Maria, from 17:00. In this work it represents death, Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin Mary.
It is a unique work of its kind, not only for being the only one that has been kept alive until today, Surviving ban the Council of Trent to represent works in churches, and stay, despite various vicissitudes that have taken place over more than six hundred years, but also for its amazing scenic and musical values. All this earned him the recognition of the UNESCO 2001 Masterpiece, Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
And during these holidays we propose:
Scorching El Raco de Mama Lola, Calle Alfredo Look Great, 1, 03202 Elche (Alicante). To reserve Click here or call 602 229 819
Where you can enjoy the best pieces of beef and Iberico Crianza Own Grilled.
Sources: www.elche.es, www.visitelche.es