Sunday, 13 June 2010

The Fiesata Of The Moors and Christians Part Two - Saturday -- And We Had Better Not Miss The Football !

 Saturday In Mojacar!
Well I had Level Two of my Reiki Course to complete this week and of course the World Cup is beginning to really swing into action. England playing its first match!
Firstly, however, was the Landing of the Moorish troops on the beach at Mojacar Playa, 
A Medieval tournament was staged where Christian Knights and Moorish Lords tried to win their Ladies favours.
There was a little bit of trying to exhibit a softer side when one Lord arrived on horseback complete with foal!

It was certainly not going to be left behind!I

Small rings are hung on a wire and the horsemen have to gallop up to the rings with long lances. If they can "spear" a ring a ribbon is won which matches to the sash of a fair maiden!






Success! The sash is won.


Tactical talk!

And disappointment!

And waiting in the wings the "Ships Of The Desert!"

And all serenaded by the deafening sounds of the Blunderbuss! Neither Spanish horse or Spanish baby bat an eyelid as they rumble and crack!

So the daytime celebrations end and the Spanish gear themselves up for the second night of celebrating until dawn!


  1. Hi Linda - it all looks wonderful, especially the horses. I'd have been in my element there! You've taken some lovely photos that really capture the excitement!


  2. Looks like a fascinating and lively festival. I'm sure you had a great experience - the spanish do know how to party!


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