Thursday, 25. February 2021
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Moors and Christians, the endless battle

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The Mediterranean Sea coast has not always been an idyllic place to live. Four centuries ago it was a dangerous place. It is shown by different festivities of Moors and Christians, which recall several pirate attacks to Mallorcan villages, based on chronicles of the 16th Century.

 

Battles where the Turkish invaders disembarked to loot all the valuables of the coast towns and to capture its people to sell them as slaves. These festivals take place in coastal villages and the winners are always the Christians.

 

They are crowded feasts and stand out by the imaginative dresses and makeup of the Moors, the noise of battles often accompanied by the sound of shots and the music of xeremiers and other music bands, and for the passionate feelings among the neighbors of the village.

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