Arriba - Dalt
Fiestas y Eventos
Dinero y Seguros
Directorio de Empresas
Asesorías y Gestorías
SYMBOL OF HISTORICAL TRADITION
the 19th to the 22nd of October, Calpe will dress up to celebrate its
fiestas in honour of the “Santisimo Cristo del Sudor” and the Moors
fiestas patronales of Calpe commemorate a historical gesture that occurred
on the 22nd of October of 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.
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.
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
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.