The Mystery of Elche: The cultural treasure of the town of Elche

The Mystery of Elche is a medieval liturgical drama, and a cultural treasure of the people of Elche and one of the most outstanding jewels of the valencian cultural heritage.

 

La Festa, as this play of medieval origin is also known, is represented every year in the Basilica of Saint Mary in Elche in August, in order to celebrate the festivity of the Virgin of the Assumption. On August 14th the first part of the drama, known as the Vespra, is enacted. The second part, the Festa, is on the 15th. Besides, on the 11th, 12th and 13th of August dress rehearsals in which both parts are enacted take place.

14-15 August, Elche, Spain