August 2018 Fiesta Programme in Elche Patroness Festivities in honour of the Virgin of the Assumption

August 2018 Fiesta Programme in Elche  Patroness Festivities in honour of the Virgin of the Assumption
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  • Dates::
    • Starts: 06/08/2018
    • Ends: 16/08/2018
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MONDAY 6th AUGUST 
20,00 H. PROVA DE VEUSMisteri d´Elx voices audition at the Meeting Hall of the Town Hall.

 TUESDAY 7th AUGUST
19.00 H. The musical piece “Aromas Ilicitanos” will be performed in Plaza de La Glorieta. All the brass bands that participate in the Arrival of the Bands will jointly perform this composition. 
20.20 H. Entraeta (March Past) by Asociación Festera de Moros y Cristianos, from Marqués d’Asprella street, Reina Victoria, Plaça de Baix, Corredora, Ample to Plaza de la Mercé square. 
Next, party in Cábilas and Cuartelillos (Moors and Christians fiesta premises)
21,00 H. Switching on of special Fiesta lighting. 
21,00 H. Arrival of the Bands, from Puente Ortices street, Corredora street to Plaça de Baix square. 
March of Comisiones de Fiestas de la Federación Gestora de Festejos Populares and Unió de Festers del Camp d´ElxAsociación Histórico-Artística Pobladores de ElcheCasa de Andalucía and Centro Aragonés to reach the Fiestas Official Inaugural Speech. 22,00 H. Inaugural Speech. From the Town Hall of Elche.  
22.15 H. Announcement of the Fiestas. Plaça de Baix.
23.30 H. Colours & Music  Party. Plaça de Baix.

WEDNESDAY 8th AUGUST 
9,00 H. Official Start, from Plaza del Raval, carrer Sant Joan, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Alfonso XII, Plaça de Baix, Mare de Déu dels Desamparats, Troneta, Salvador to El Salvador church. 
After the official start, mass in memory of festivity deceased, in El Salvador church. 
12,00 H. Opening of “Agora Heliketana 2018”. Rotonda in the Municipal Park (amphitheatre inside the Municipal Park), where the cultural activities of the Historical Artistic Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores) take place. The Historical Artistic Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores) sees to spreading, with the celebrations of the Pobladores festivities in the Rotonda of the Municipal Park, the ancient civilizations that inhabited the Spanish east coast, such as the Iberians, the Romans, the Greeks and the Carthaginians. 
12,15 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. “Eros y Psique” (Play for children).
14,00 H. Hort del Monjo. Mascletà (fireworks), Announcement of Fiestas.
20,30 H. CHRISTIANS ENTRANCE. From Reina Victoria street, Plaça de Baix, Corredora to Puente Ortices. 
Next, party in Cábilas and Cuartelillos (Moors and Christians fiesta premises)
22,00 H. Opening of the Fiesta premises of the Fiesta committees of the Popular Fiestas Organising Committee.
22,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). Performance “9 Musas” (Classical play: visual, dance and live music)
24,00 H. Mascletá by night. In Plaza 1 de Mayo.

 

THURSDAY 9th AUGUST
9,00 H. ALARDO (shooting of ammunition using traditional guns). From Juan Carlos I street (corner with Daoiz street) on to Puente Ortices street, Capitán Lagier street, Eres de Santa Llúcia street, Portal de Granyana street, Plaça del Parc square, Diagonal del Palau street to Altamira Palace. 
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. (Gymkhana for children)
18,00 H. Party for children. Paseo de la Estación. Organised by Elche popular festivals organising Committee. 
20,00 H. Children’s March of Moors and Christians. From Alfonso XII street, Plaça de Baix square, Corredora, Carrer Ample to Plaza del Congreso Eucarístico square. 
22,00 H. Moors Embassy. Beside Altamira Palace. Next, Christians Embassy, with the handing over of the City to King Jaume I. Next, party in Cábilas and Cuartelillos (Moors and Christians fiesta premises) 
22,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). Performance “Rómulo y Julio” (Classical play, historical).
23,00 H. Barraca Municipal. UMH Miguel Hernández University. Concert by David Bustamante Free entrance.
00.00 H. Fireworks in Candalix Car Park (Nuestra Señora de la cabeza Strert, behind the Train Station Elx Parc).

 FRIDAY 10th AUGUST 
8,00 H. Diana libre (Free Start), from Cábilas and Cuartelillos along different routes. 
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. (Storyteller for children)
12,00 H. In the Paseo de la Estación, Arroz con Costra Contest (Rice with a layer of crust egg, Elche's typical dish) organised by Elche popular fiestas organising committee. 
12,30 H. PAELLA for 3000 people and ARROZ CON COSTRA (Elche's typical dish) for 2500 people. In the Paseo de la Estación.
18,00 H. PROVA DE L´ANGEL. Basilica Santa Maria. Performance previous to the Mystery Play to try out the aerial engines. Free entrance.
20,30 H. MOORS ENTRANCE. From Reina Victoria street, Plaça de Baix square, Corredora to Puente Ortices street. 
Next, party in Cábilas and Cuartelillos (Moors and Christians fiesta premises) 
22,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). Performance “Las Pelópidas” (Classical play, historical comedy) 
23,00 H. Barraca Municipal. UMH University. Concert by SFDK. Free entrance. 
23,00 H. Hort de Baix. Malas Compañías. Price: 5 €. Tickets sale at Glorieta square and Instant Ticket (www.instanticket.es / 902 444 300)
24,00 H. Mascletá by night. Calle Adolfo Marsillac (Next  to Plaza de Castilla).

SATURDAY 11th AUGUST 
8,00 H. Diana libre (Free Start), from Cábilas and Cuartelillos along different routes. 
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. Games and workshops for children. 
12,30 H. At Paseo de la Estación, opening of the Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas)  
14,00 H. Mascletás contest “Festes d’Elx” (an explosive display of the concussive effects co-ordinated firecracker and fireworks barrages). Diagonal del Palau street.
18,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). Performance “Los juegos olímpicos de la Antigüedad”.
19,00 H. Baptising of new Moors and Christians’ members in San Juan church.
19,45 H. Flower offering procession of Moors and Christians from Juan Ramón Jiménez street, Alfonso XII, Plaça de Baix, Corredora, Carrer Ample, Plaza del Congreso Eucaristico to basilica Santa María. 
Next, party in Cábilas and Cuartelillos (Moors and Christians fiesta premises)
20,00 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas) 
20,30 H. GRAN CHARANGA parade (humour parade), organised by the Elche Popular festivals Organising Committee, with this itinerary: Reina Victoria, Plaça de Baix, Corredora, Juan Carlos I avenue.
22.00 H. L´Escorxador (Curtidores, 23 Street). Concert by PERRO + LOS MANISES. 
22,30 H. MYSTERY PLAY DRESS REHEARSAL. Basilica Santa Maria. With ticket. Tickets: Instant Ticket (www.instanticket.es and 902 444 300) and the Ticket booth at the Casa de la Festa. Major de la Vila street, no. 23.  
23,00 H. Hort de Baix. Concert by IN VIVO, tribute to Il Divo. Price: 5 €. Tickets sale at Glorieta square and Instant Ticket (www.instanticket.es / 902 444 300)
23,00 H. Barraca Municipal. UMH University. Concert by DELLAFUENTE. Free entrance. 
23.00 h. Barraca Indie. Concert by PONCINI & DAVID VAN BYLEN.
23,30 H. Mascletá by night. In Paseo de la Estación.

 

SUNDAY 12th AUGUST
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. “Eros y Psique” (Play for children)
12,30 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas)
14,00 H. Mascletás contest “Festes d’Elx” (an explosive display of the concussive effects co-ordinated firecracker and fireworks barrages). Diagonal del Palau street.
18,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). “Gran Libación” (Entertainment show)
20,00 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas) 
20,30 H. In Maestro Albéniz street, organised by the Elche Popular festivals Organising Committee, BATTLE OF FLOWERS. 
22,00 H. Mascletá by night. In Diagonal del Palau street.
22.00 H. L´Escorxador (Curtidores, 23 Street). Concert by LADILLA RUSA + EL ÚLTIMO VECINO+LEY DJ.
22,30 H. MYSTERY PLAY DRESS REHEARSAL. Basilica Santa Maria. With ticket. Tickets: Instant Ticket (www.instanticket.es and 902 444 300) and the Ticket booth at the Casa de la Festa. Major de la Vila street, no. 23. 
23,00 H. Hort de Baix. Copla Night. Concert by JONATHAN SANTIAGO. Price: 5 €. Tickets sale at Glorieta square and Instant Ticket (www.instanticket.es / 902 444 300)
23,00 H. Barraca Municipal. UMH University.Concert by Antonio Carmona. Free entrance.

MONDAY 13th AUGUST 
10.00 H. Parade organised by Elche popular festivals organising Committee in various places of the town centre.
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. (Gymkhana for children)
12,00 H. Public Session of the National Organising Committe of the Elche Mystery Play at the Meeting Hall of the Town Hall. 
12,30 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas) 
14,00 H. Mascletás contest “Festes d’Elx” (an explosive display of the concussive effects co-ordinated firecracker and fireworks barrages). Diagonal del Palau street.
17,30 H. MYSTERY PLAY DRESS REHEARSAL. Basilica Santa Maria. With ticket. Tickets: Instant Ticket (www.instanticket.es and 902 444 300) and the Ticket booth at the Casa de la Festa. Major de la Vila street, no. 23. 
23,15 H. NIT DE L´ALBÀ. The night of August 13th, or Nit de l’Albà, is a magical night when the skies of Elche are illuminated by fireworks in honour of the city’s Patroness. The colourful storm of rockets and fireworks begins at 23:15 hours and continues unabated until a few minutes before midnight. Suddenly all the fireworks cease and the city lights are turned off. For a few seconds, the darkness blanketing the city is brilliantly lit up by an enormous white starburst, "Palmera de la Virgen", which is released from the Basilica Santa Maria. Once the magic moment has passed, the city lights are restored and on the Basilica’s tower an image of the Virgin in fireworks bursts into life accompanied by the famous habanera "Aromas ilicitanos". 
00.30 H. Barraca Indie. Concert by We ARE ENGLAN & CRISTIAN SET ROC. Free entrance.
01.00 H. Hort de Baix. Music.
01.00 H. Barraca Municipal. UMH University. Music.  Free entrance.

 

TUESDAY 14th AUGUST 
01,00 H. In Hort de Monjo. Gran Carretillà.
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche.(Storyteller for children)
12,30 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas) 
14,00 H. Mascletás contest “Festes d’Elx” (an explosive display of the concussive effects co-ordinated firecracker and fireworks barrages). Diagonal del Palau street.
18,00 H. Performance of the first act of the Mystery Play of Elche, World Heritage: "LA VESPRA". Basilica Santa Maria. Free entrance. 
20,00 H. At Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (drinks and tapas) 
20,00 H. Flower offering procession for the Mare de Déu de l’Assumpció (Virgin of the Assumption) 
23,00 H. Hort de Baix. The Blisters-The Beatles.
23,00 H. Switching on of the altar lamps of the Assomption Days’ eve, in La Calahorra Tower, basílica Santa María and Altamira Palace.
23,00 H. Serenade to the Virgin of the Assumption. In Plaza del Congreso Eucarístico square.
23,30 H. Barraca Municipal. Street Candalix. Music with DJ's. Free entrance.
24,00 H. Beginning of "LA ROÀ". "La roà" is a special ceremony consisting of a sort of individual procession, carrying a candle, along the same streets of the procession of the burial of the Virgin, wich takes place on the following day. Such itinerary forms, roughly, the perimeter of the ancient medieval town of Elche. Although it is not an organised ceremony, the faithful participate throughout the whole night. 
24,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Association of Settlers of Elche (Pobladores). Concert by INSIDIA Y TÚ.

 

WEDNESDAY 15th AUGUST 
10,00 H. PROCESSION-BURIAL OF THE VIRGIN OF THE ASSUMPTION. Itinerary: Uberna street, Major de la Vila street, Plaça de Baix square, Corredora street, Puente Ortices street, Capitán Lagier street, Plaza del Congreso Eucaristico square to basilica Santa Maria. Next, mass in the Basilica Santa Maria. 
12,00 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. Games and workshops for children. 
12,00 H. Concert of the Music Band "Ciudad de Elche". Bandstand of the Municipal Park. 
12,30 H. En el Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (tapas and drinks)
14,00 H. Mascletá (an explosive display of the concussive effects co-ordinated firecracker and fireworks barrages). Diagonal del Palau street.
18,00 H. Performance of the second act of the Mystery Play of Elche, World Heritage: "La Festa". Basílica Santa Maria. Free entrance.
18,30 H. Municipal Park. Rotonda. Pobladores de Elche. “Ofrenda a la Dama de Elche” (Entertainment show)
19,30 H. International championship of climbing of palm trees. Next to Altamira castle. 
20,00 H. En el Paseo de la Estación, Racó Gastronòmic (tapas and drinks) 
21,00 H. Plaza Congreso Eucarístico. Zarzuela concert by Coral Ilicitana. 
24,00 H. FIREWORKS DISPLAY. From Puente del Ferrocarril bridge.

 

THURDAY 16th AUGUST 
11,00 H. Mass in memory of the deceased civil servants and fiesta organizers. At the Full Meeting Hall in the Town Hall.

 

FRIDAY 31st AUGUST 
23,00 H. "Salves" (prayers) in honour of the Virgin of the Assumption in the Basilica Santa Maria. Then, Fireworks of the end of the month, from basilica Santa Maria bell tower. The salve will be sung by Agrupación Coral Dama de Elche.

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