Programme

Friday | 10th May – THE WARS WITH CASTILE AND TRUCE OF PEACE

17:00 | Conference «The Alto Alentejo in the times of al-Andalus» Prof. Fernando Branco (CIDHEUS, University of Évora) [CIOA]

19:00 | Tribute Parade to D. João, as Master of Avis, Ruler and Defender of the Kingdom[Burgo]

19:30 | Confirmation of the Granting of the Papal Bull – “DIVINE DISPONENTE CLEMENTIA” by which King João I is endorsed as King of Portugal and reinstates his marriage with D. Filipa de Lencastre

20:00 | Food and drink at the taverns of the Festival [Terreiro do Convento and Praça Nova]

21:00 | News about the Wars with Castile and reading of the Charter of the municipality of the town of Montemor-o-Novo  [Terreiro do Convento and Praça Nova]

The Medieval Town – castles, helmets and crowns construction – Pedagogical activities [CIOA]

21:30 | Capture of Badajoz [Praça Nova]

Elder’s Bailias celebrating the capture of Salvatierra de Miño, Sotomayor and Tui [Terreiro do Convento]

23:00 | Theatre of Fire: Siege of Valencia of Alcântara [Terreiro do Convento]

23:30 | News of Peace between Portugal and Castile [Praça dos Mercadores | Praça Velha | Praça Nova | Terreiro do Convento]

00:00 | Segovia peace agreement | Popular celebrations and folklore [Praça Nova]

Saturday|11th May – PREPARATION OF THE ARMADA AND DEATH OF THE QUEEN FILIPA DE LENCASTRE

Morning | Music parade through the streets and visit to the resident merchants of the borough

1:00 p.m. | Food and drink at the taverns of the Festival [Terreiro do Convento and Praça Nova]

3:00 p.m. | Celebration of Peace with Castile and Announcement of the birth of the Prince D. João.

The Medieval Town – castles, helmets and crowns construction – Pedagogical activities [CIOA]

Tales for the Children [CIOA]

4:00 p.m. | Friendly welcome of emissaries of the Order of Calatrava by the Royal House of Avis

4:30 p.m. | Conference “D. João I: from Master of Avis to King of Portugal” Prof. Dra. Maria Helena Coelho (University of Coimbra) [CIOA]

5:00 p.m. | Horseback Tournament in tribute to the Princes of Avis [Terreiro do Convento]

6:00 p.m. | Sentence of D. João I, King of Portugal, in the dispute between the Master of the Order and Rodrigo Anes over the possession of some houses in the churchyard of Avis [Praça Nova]

6:30 p.m. | Aseo del Caballero [Praça Nova]

7:00 p.m. | D. João I prepares the Armada for Ceuta [Terreiro do Convento]

8:00 p.m | Food and drink at the taverns of the Festival [Terreiro do Convento and Praça Nova]

9:00 p.m. | The Holy War – The Princes of Avis and D. Filipa [Praça Nova]

9:30 p.m. | Foundation of the Princes of Avis house [Terreiro do Convento]

10:00 p.m. | The Plague and the death of D. Filipa de Lencastre – Burial of D. Filipa

11:00 p.m. | Dances and merriment | Departure of the Armada towards the conquest of Ceuta [Terreiro do Convento]

11:30 p.m. | Theatre of Fire: The Lamentations over the Plague [Praça Nova]

00:00 | The round of the viziers and closure of the festivities [Terreiro do Convento]

Sunday | 12th May – DISEMBARK IN CEUTA AND THE CAPTURE OF THE MOROCCAN SQUARE

2:00 p.m. | Parade celebrating the arrival in Ceuta and Bulla Eximie devotionis of Pope John XXIII

3:00 p.m.| Danza de la muerte [Praça Nova]

The Medieval Town – castles, helmets and crowns construction – Pedagogical activities [CIOA]

 Tales for the Children [CIOA]

4:00 p.m. | Consecration of Princes D. Duarte, D. Pedro and D. Henrique as knights in the Mosque of Ceuta [Terreiro do Convento]

5:00 p.m. | Horseback Tournament for the acclamation of the new governor of Ceuta [Terreiro do Convento]

6:00 p.m. | Papal bull “GRATIE DIVINE PREMIUM” of Pope Martin V addressed to King João I [Praça Nova]

Confessions and Prayers [Praça Nova]

6:30 p.m. | The Jews in Avis [Praça Nova]

7:30 p.m. | Absolution of the inhabitants of Avis [Praça Nova]

9:00 p.m | Theatre of Fire: Papal Bull “AB EO QUI HUMANI” by Pope Martin V [Terreiro do Convento]

9:30 p.m | The courteous closure of the festivities [Terreiro do Convento]