The origin of the Comparsa de Zíngaros dates back to 1948, when the Moors and Christians festivities had already been going on for three years, coinciding in time with the change of dates from January to the end of May or the beginning of June. This important change in dates, encouraged a group of young people to take the initiative to create what is now our comparsa, La Comparsa de Zíngaros de Elda.
The source of inspiration was found in the vestibule of the Castelar Theatre, where the posters of the film “A Couple of Gypsies” were placed, not of “Fray Diábolo” as many people believe and whose main stars were the American actor Oliver Hardy and the English actor Stan Laurel better known as the great comic duo of “el Gordo y el Flaco”. The protagonists wore normal costumes, but the rest of the actors wore costumes inspired by the nomadic peoples of central Europe, whose advertising poster showed a splendid gypsy and a wagon that seemed to be the product of a fantastic dream. They all liked the idea and decided that this would be their troupe.