Saturday 22 September 2018
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Moors and Christians, the endless battle

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

 

Battles in which the turkish invaders disembarked to loot all the valuables of the towns of coast and to capture its inhabitants and sell them like slaves. These festivals are celebrated in coastal villages and the winners are always the Christians.

 

They use to be crowded 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 the music band of the town, and the passionate feelings among the neighbors of the village.