Fiestas in Springtime
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Spring  has arrived and many towns in the Valencia / Alicante are celebrating their fiestas. One of the best and most spectacular are the fiestas of Alcoy. "Moros y Cristianos" (Moors and Christians).The whole town dresses up as one or the other and there are a series of activities running from parades to full scale battle enactments. The costumes are quite beautiful and the music dramatic making a great atmosphere in this lovely mountain town.The fiestas are to celebrate San Jorge(St.George) who supposedly came to the rescue of Alcoy which was under attack from the Moors in the 13th century. Culture,colour,music,great food, and local traditions all go towards making this a totally unique fiesta. Enjoy this video on the webpage of one of the fiesta associations:Moors and Christians