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Moors and Christians of Crevillent

Moros y Cristianos de Crevillent

The biggest holidays, declared on June 24, 2005 also National Tourism Interest celebrations are the Moors and Christians, which is celebrated in honor of the patron of town San Francisco de Asis during the first weekend of October.

The town shows an explosion of light, color, fireworks, music, where the magic of the holiday harmonize all these components together.

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In the parades, (Saturday and Sunday), highlights the high female participation further prominence with the beauty, under different names by which boasts a queen for each troupe (Astures, Almogávares, Beduinos, Benimerines, Berberiscos, Caballeros del Cid, Dragones, Marroquíes, Omeyas, Moros Vells, Maseros and Castellano-Leonesa) and especially its Embassies related an incident in Crevillent in the thirteenth century (according to the Chronicle of James I the Conqueror) and whose originality is that no winners or losers, constituting a symbol of brotherhood and tolerance between the two communities, Moors and Christians.

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