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Valencia, Spain - © Paul Louis Archer

Federació Valenciana de Moros i Cristians, Valencia, Spain (8th-9th October 2011)

 

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Federació Valenciana de Moros i Cristians: www.fevamic.blogspot.com

  

Moors & Christians, is a set of festival activities which are celebrated in many towns and cities of Spain, mainly in the southern Valencian Community; according to popular tradition the festivals commemorate the battles, combats and fights between Moors (or Muslims) and Christians during the period known as Reconquista (from the 8th century through the 15th century).

 

- Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moros_y_cristianos

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Taken on October 8, 2011