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Calpe Moors and Christians Battles 19th to the 22nd of October. Fiestas in honour of the “Santisimo Cristo del Sudor”

Calpe’s Moors and Christians Battles

Every year at about the same time Calpe celebrates part of it's wonderfully rich history with Calpe Moors and Christians Battles. The towns people of Calpe will dress up to celebrate its fiestas in honour of the “Santisimo Cristo del Sudor”.

The fiestas remember the battles of 22nd of October,1744. On that day the Moors, who were in league with Moncofar, a Muslim who had grown up among the Christians and had proved a traitor, launched an attack on the Christian citizens. "Moncófar" tried to smuggle the Moors into the village, but thanks to the intercession of "Caragol" (Jeronimo Ferrer Mulet), who managed to close the gates to the village supposedly with help from the “Santisimo Cristo del Sudor”, his attempts failed.

Legend also has it that there were two battles fought between the Moors and Christians; the first took place on the beach, were the Moors disembarked from their magnificent ship. The Christians were awaiting the attack, and after a tremendous battle the Moors cried victory. The second battle commenced with the children’s cry of “foc en Ifach, moros en la costa” (fire on the Ifach, Moors on the coast). The Moors tried to enter the village, and Caragol managed to close the gates on the enemy.

Both disputes are simulated during the fiestas patronales. The "Playa del Arenal" is the stage for the “Desembarco” (disembark) during the morning, and at night, a castle is built simulating the battlefields "Parlamento". Many are the acts staged for the enjoyment of the locals and visitors. Official processions ("Desfilada"), unceremonious processions, called "Entraetes", musical acts, firework displays; one can partake of refreshment in one of the 12 kabilas (places of reunion for the participants in the fiestas). Fiestas that are open to all whom wish to participate.


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