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Purchena is getting ready to celebrate the 21st edition of the Moorish Games.

Purchena is getting ready to celebrate the 21st edition of the Moorish Games
Countdown to the celebration of the Abén Humeya Games.

The Games of Abén Humeya, perhaps the missing link in the Olympic Games, are an event that takes place every two years in Purchena, a municipality that the Moors made the head of the Almanzora Valley.

Fortunately, this year the whole region will once again be able to enjoy a series of games where, once again, the activities and trials that Abén Humeya, the Moorish king who rebelled against Fernando II, promoted among his troops, will be staged.

In this way, those attending will be able to enjoy the traditional Moorish ribbon races, wrestling, stone lifting, brick holding, speed running, triple jump, archery, sling shooting and chant throwing.

The Moorish Games of Abén Humeya are supported by institutions, companies and the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, with the aim of recovering an essential part of our culture and the history of sport.

The lifting of the Burxana stone and the holding of bricks, the Moorish-style horse races or the musical evenings where flamenco merges with Arab and Sephardic rhythms, will once again come to life in the Plaza de Purchena.

The Purchena Town Hall invites visitors to take a particular journey through time to the year 1569 to discover what was once the ephemeral capital of international sport.

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