Christians & Moors Festival in Alcoy, Spain

The magnificent Christians & Moors Festival took place in the Valencian mountain town of Alcoy, Spain on April 22nd through the 24th. This festival celebrated the pageantry and recreated the historial battles of the 13th century.

With beautiful, ornate costumes that manage to look both hundreds of years old and sparkling new, thousands of marchers transform the streets of Alcoy’s magnificent old city into a gigantic party. The festival’s first day sees the entrances: first of the Christains at 11:00, and then of the Moors at 17:00. Each parade lasts hours and hours, and is chock full of incredible music, dancing, floats and costumes.


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Oh Please, Do u live here in Spain JMM & Foreigner1???
I doubt it, leave Spain & the spanish alone. Their culture & festivals are great. People in glass houses & all that!
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I too am sad that President Obama did not close down this festival. Perhaps he can fly around the world and turn back time and prevent the festival from happening in the first place.
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"Because he also has troops in far away places like Afghanistan…?"

Apples and oranges. Sorry. The President of the US doesn't have the authority or the right to end a custom that takes place in another country, which despite its origins, really doesn't hurt anything or anyone. I look at it in kind of the same light as the people in the US who get dressed up and have Civil War re-enactments.
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