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Starting signal for the Moors and Christians Festivities (22/06/2018)

This morning, Friday June 22, at 12 noon, the presentation of the Festival of Moors and Christians, which celebrate its fortieth edition this year, and its new magazine, 'Arcabuz', took place at the Casa Grande cultural center.

It has been commissioned by the councilman of Celebrations, Javier Campillo, and the president of the Central Board of Moors and Christians of Santomera, Pedro Asensio, surrounded by thirty representatives of the four comparsas.

The party is full of new features that have been exposed in this press conference;

among them, the publication of 'Arcabuz'.

"In this continuous improvement that we are carrying out from the Central Board we want to give the importance that the parties in the town really have.Therefore, we have changed the traditional book of announcements for this more readable and close magazine", said Pedro Asensio .

"This new format helps to promote the name of the Moros y Cristianos de Santomera, as it facilitates greater dissemination both in our municipality and in the surrounding areas, we wanted to tell who we are, the reason for this party and how we live it. , also taking stock of his past, his present and his future ".

The councilman of Celebrations, Javier Campillo, has said that "it is a great success of the Central Board that helps even more to modernize and enhance the party." Another positive thing that this directive is doing is to open the festivities to all the world, whether festive or not, so that we feel it ours and for all and all ".

This presentation has been the kick-off to the Moors and Christians Festival of 2018, which begins tonight in the Festero Camp located in the parking lot of Gloria Street with a very complete program of concerts, parades, gastronomic area, medieval market and, of course, the great parade that will take place on the night of Saturday, June 30, starting at 9:30 p.m.

Among the most important changes are: the distribution of the camp, looking for a better location for the comparsas and better environment for all the public, the regeneration of the party, give prominence to the children with a day dedicated to water activities for them this Sunday, June 24 and the recovery of gunpowder, eight years later.

As for the acts, also highlight the news of the proclamation, which returns to the Municipal Auditorium with a careful staging tomorrow, Saturday 23, at 21 hours and read the Santomerano soccer player José Verdú 'Toché', or the recovery of the conversion of the Moor, which will take place in the parish church after the floral offering on Sunday, July 1, the last day of these festivities.

Pedro Asensio also wanted to emphasize that important companies such as Estrella Levante collaborate with the Festival of Moors and Christians, "something that brings added value to those that, remember, are the only festivals of regional tourist interest in Santomera".

This company will provide two tastings at the Camp of their new beer, 'Verna', made with lemons from Santomera, and will also be present at the great parade on the 30th.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Santomera

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