Fiestas in Calpe: Moors & Christians (October 2024)

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Here are full details of the 2024 Moors and Christians Fiesta Program in Calpe, Costa Blanca, Spain, the main events of which take place from 21-23 October 2024.


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Event date & time

October 2024


The main procession takes place on Avenida Gabriel Miro, with other events in different venues as detailed below.

Event date & time

October 2024

Event type
  • Local fiestas
Fiestas in Calpe: Moors & Christians (October 2024)

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Calpe Moors and Christians Fiesta 2024

The 2024 Moors & Christians Fiesta is the celebration of Santisimo Cristo del Sudor - the patron saint of Calpe. The festival takes place every year in October, to celebrate the historic attack on Calpe that took place on 22nd October 1744.


Fiesta Programme guide 2023 (this is a guide until the 2024 program is published)

Friday 20 October
14:00   Opening of Fiesta with bell ringing and salutes
19:00   "Entrada de bandas". Music is playing from Plaza Colón to the Plaza del Mosquit. Parade of each Fila from their Kabila to the Plaza Mayor and Proclamation of the Fiestas.
20:00   Proclamation of the Fiesta and Raising of Banners in the Plaza Mayor. At the end of the Proclamation, Offering of candles to the patron saint "Santíssim Crist de la Suor" in the Iglesia Virgen de las Nieves.
00:30   "Entraetes" in Old Town.
01:30   Dance of the Association’s Standard Bearer in the Plaza del Arco Iris.

Fiestas in Calpe: Moors & Christians (October 2018)

Saturday 21 October

18:00   “El desfile” Moors and Christians Main Parade at the Avenida Gabriel Miró. This is the 3 hour spectactular parade through the streets of Calpe.

01:00   Dance of the Moor Captain in Fila Mascarats.



Sunday 22 October

12:00   Solemn mass to honour the Santíssim Crist de la Suor at the Plaza Mayor. After the mass,Mascletà at the Plaza Mayor and transfer of the Cristo to the Iglesia Virgen de las Nieves.19:00 Childrens games in the Plaza del Mosquit

19:00 Solemn Procession in the Old Town followed by "Mascletà Nocturna" in the Plaza Mayor.

01:00   Dance of the Standard Bearer in the Association of the File Tuareg

Monday 23 October

11:00   Landing and First Battle at the Arenal-Bol beach.

18:00   Children's Moors & Christians parade at the Avenida Gabriel Miró.

20:30   Speech, Second Battle and “Miracle” at Plaza Mayor.

Tuesday 24 October:

19:30   Mass for the dead at the Parroquia Virgen de las Nieves.

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