Wednesday, August 15, 2007
#181 Moors & Christians (junior version)
Its the Moors & Christians Fiesta in Denia. Gangs of chaps (mostly) dress up as Christians in armour or Moors in Arabian robes and act out battles from a thousand years ago.
Before that they parade up and down the high street accompanied by marching drum and brass bands. Imagine, if you can, a slightly out of tune "Puppet on a String" being *bashed-out* with tremendous gusto by five or six separate sets of costumed groups coming down the street. You can't help but grin :-)
On Tuesday they had a pre-parade for kids. Just the same as the seniors, except some of them had to be carried by Dad.