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"The festivities of Lorquí showcase their tradition and wealth of tourism and heritage" (13/07/2017)

As every year, with the arrival of the summer, Lorquí prepares for one of the most anticipated events: the celebration of his Patron Saint's Day in honor of Santiago Apóstol, which offers a complete schedule of activities for the second half of July.

Period that also will be extended until the end of August with the various festivities that take place in the area in La Anchosa and Los Palacios, districts ilorcitanas both.

Thus during all the summer season anyone can enjoy and participate in the popular festivities of this municipality of La Vega Media.

The festivals of Lorquí, like those of many other towns in the Region, have a component of tradition and culture that is a sign of their people's identity.

But they are also a unique opportunity for visitors and neighbors from other localities to join in the excitement and joy of all ilorcitanos.

And it is that they are celebrations that get the participation of all with a program full of traditional acts as the show of the Coronation of Queens and Pregón, on Saturday July 15, one of the meetings that more people congregate, and this year has As preacher to Josefa Carbonell Lorca, who runs the restaurant of Los Limoneros in La Anchosa;

Or totally participatory events like the Race of Ribbons and the Popular Games, on Tuesday 18 of July;

The Migas and Children's Weighing Contest, on Thursday, July 20;

And, of course, the Mass and Procession in Honor of St. James the Apostle, on Tuesday, July 25;

Or the Great Parade of Chariots and Comparsas, on Saturday, July 22, among others.

However, in spite of the important weight of the tradition, the Festivals of Lorquí have known to adapt to the new times, including acts with the objective of entertaining and entertaining to all the generations.

Thus, from the Festival Committee and the City of Lorquí, through the Department of Festejos, every year is committed to adding new activities to the traditional to form some festivities for all audiences and all tastes, with very bold initiatives And innovative as the sports tournaments, the Party Videoconsolas, and this year, like the previous one, with the water slide, on Sunday, July 23.

In addition, there are meetings such as the Taurino Mixed Festival that will take place on Sunday, July 16, starting at 6.30 pm with the intervention of the rejoneador Mario Pérez Langa and the right-handers Conchi Ríos and Filiberto;

The Motero Lunch, the same day from 10.00 hours, or 'La Charamita', traditional pasacalles by the town enlivened with a charanga, on Thursday, July 20 from 01:30 hours.

Rhythm of music

As in previous editions, the festival's patronage program highlights the special dedication to music, with concerts and performances almost every day and for all tastes, ranging from the more traditional ones like the concert in honor of Santiago Apostle by the Band of the Friends of Music Association of Lorquí (Friday, July 21 at 21.30 in the Plaza de la Libertad), an unavoidable event for all ilorcitanos;

Or the evening of majors with the Coronation of Queen Majors and the performance of the orchestra 'Mora' (Wednesday, July 19 at 10:00 pm in the Plaza de la Libertad).

To other more innovative proposals such as the show of a flamenco painting, 24 July at 22.00 in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

For the youngest, a music performance of 'La Pandilla de Drilo: El Pirata Barbanegra' has been organized at 22.00 in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

There are also proposals for music of all time with the tribute concert to 'Los Hombres G', on Friday, July 21 at 00.00 hours, the VII Lorquí Rock Festival at 22.00 hours, and the concert of the 'Dynamic Duo' On Saturday, July 22 at 11:30 p.m., which has aroused great interest.

The mayor of Lorquí, Joaquín Hernández, wanted to emphasize that the Festivities are "a good showcase to show the region and the other visitors the wealth of our people, both cultural heritage and tourism."

He also said that these celebrations "are the achievement and success of all the neighbors of Lorquí who turn over with the preparations for the holidays.

"The Festivals of Lorquí grow every year, and this time we hope to continue improving the number of visitors, as they have already done in the number of events and organized activities. Quotes that we all live intensely in the street and with people" .

In this sense, the Councilor of Celebrations, María Dolores García, wanted to emphasize participation since the program and the events are prepared with care and care for the involvement and contribution of all.

Likewise, it invites "all the neighbors of the Region to share these days with us in the numerous and interesting appointments that includes the program of parties of this year".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorquí

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