This Calpe Fiesta is the Half-Year Moors & Christians Festival.
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Any occasion is a good occasion for a fiesta on the Costa Blanca, and in Calpe the Mig Any (or 'Half Year') Fiesta includes the organisation of sports competitions, "les filaes" Moors & Christians, and the Presentation of the Charges.
Information on the 2023 Fiesta is not yet available. For guidance, please refer to a prior Programme provided below.
The Association of Moors and Christians "Santíssim Crist de la Suor" celebrates the events of the "Mig Any" that supposes the halfway mark of the festivities year and allows the presentation of the main representatives for 2019 and the farewell of those of the past year.
Thus, today the different "filaes" will have diner in the kábilas to start at 23:50 the "entraetes" that will go round different streets of the town from the Arco Iris Square. At the end, people can enjoy the night with music until 4am.
On Saturday there will be the most important day of festivities. In the morning, at 12:30 a street parade will be held by the youth band of the Banda de Calp from the Mosquit Square. At 6:00 p.m. all the Moor and Christian groups will concentrate in the Arco Iris Park to start a parade to the Auditorium of the Cultural Centre. There will be at 19 hours the most popular event: the farewell and presentation of the main representatives for the 2018 and 2019 festivities.
On Sunday there will be children's games in the Conde de Altea Street and the traditional paella competition. In the afternoon the children's parade will be held.
23:50 "ENTRAETES". Pick up of the festeros by the kábilas with the band to go to the Plaza Arco Iris and start "Les Entraetes". At the end, " xarangas "in the Plaza del Mosquit, Plaza Arco Iris, C /. San Josep and C /. Llibertat until 04:00
12:30 Children's procession arriving in Plaza del Mósquit
17:00 Gathering in the Plaza Arco Iris
19:00 Parade to Casa de Cultura (C/Conde de Altea, Carrer de Fora, C/Purísima and Avda. Mas Nou)
19:30 Presentation of the new Positions for 2019, and dismissal of the Positions of the previous year in the Auditorium in the Casa De Cultura. At the end each side will accompany their Captains to their kábila.
11:00 Children games at Calle Conde de Altea until 13:30h
11:30 Start of Paella Competition
13:45 Tasting by Jury of paellas and choosing of winning paella at C/Conde de Altea
17:30 Children’s parade next to the tent, at Calle Conde de Altea, followed by Snack at Parque Arco Iris.