The principal festival of Bocairent in honour of the town’s patron saint, Saint Blai, are the fiestas of Mores and Christians, celebrated the first weekend of february and given special tourist interest status. A deep-rooted tradition full of colour and popular culture make these the town’s most attractive celebrations. Visitors will be struck by the range and splendour of the traditional costumes, the music, and the gunpowder.
here are nine participating groups or “filaes”, five of which are Christian (Espanyoletos, Granaderos, Contrabandistas, Suavos, Estudiantes) and four are Moorish (Moros Viejos, Marrocs, Moros Marinos and Mosqueteros).
Plaça de l'Ajuntament, 2
46880 Bocairent (Valencia)
Tel.: 96 290 50 62