This year, Elda will live the great celebration for the 75th anniversary of the festivities of Moors and Christians. Among the numerous events the II Local Congress of the Moors and Christians Festivity stands out, and is to be held on February 15 and 16 at the Civic Center. On April 7, at Plaza Castelar, a meal has been organized for all the festeros. The main part of the celebration will come on June 1 and 2 with the 75th Anniversary Gala and a huge parade in which comparsas from the nearby towns of Villena, Sax and Petrer will participate. One of the incentives is to get to see the various costumes used by the comparsas of Elda throughout the years, ending with a lunch of brotherhood among the parades’ participants.

After the Moors and Christians festivities, which will be held from June 6 to September 21, a tribute to the flags will take place Santa Ana’s church, before the throne of the patron saints of the city. Before, the traditional firing of arquebus will take place from the Central Board headquarters. The acts will end with the raising of flags at the town hall building. Also, a rendition of the pasodoble «Idella» and an arquebus salute.

On October 18 and 19, the Elda Congress for History was organized. The closing acts for the 75th anniversary will be on December 7 with the presentation of the commemorative magazine and a video at the Castelar Theater.