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Presentation of the Programme of Festivities in honor of Santiago 2008 (01/07/2008)

Totana City Council from the Department of Festivities and with the collaboration of the Department of Youth, Culture and Sports has organized for traditional celebrations in honor of the patron "Santiago" a complete, attractive and lively program of activities in which fun and entertainment will be guaranteed.

The program of festivities, which was presented this morning by the Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, and Council Member of Celebration, Josefa María Sánchez Méndez, will be held from 3 to 25 July, and encompasses activities including concerts, festivals , parades, children's activities, cultural and sporting

This year, the program, with an estimated budget of 120,000 euros, is presented in an innovative format, entertaining and attractive, giving a major role in the landmark "Torre de Santiago", of which 6,000 copies have been published, and may be collected from the Tourist Office and the Socio-Cultural Center "La Carcel" Totana.

The program, as reported by the mayor of Celebration, has enjoyed the active collaboration of many social groups, neighborhood organizations and professionals whose proposals have been collected to make a design of activities as participatory as possible, among which are the activities children, music, sports and culture.

In addition, taking advantage of the occasion, presented a program of colorful hand in all the holidays are set of neighborhoods and districts, with an aerial photographic image that locates each of the venues.

The kick-off of activities run by the Youth Concerto Competition Crearte, with the participation of groups "Inkeys", "unknown" alibi 2The Wolf "," The Jukebox "and" DJ 8 Moaz Friends ", in City Park Auditorium "Marcos Ortiz, on Friday July 4th from eleven at night.

Among all the activities planned include the "Festival of Bands of music," starring "clustering Musical de Alhama", the "Group Totana Music" and "Friends of Music of Paretón" which was first held in the Plaza de la Iglesia Virgen del Carmen-Paretón, in order to decentralize activities around the town of Totana.

It also highlights the festival "So sings Totana" which will feature performances from local choirs "Friends of the Habanera," "Coral Dawn" and "Coral Santa Cecilia", Saturday July 12 and XXVIII Totana Habaneras Contest to be held on 13 July and the "Zarzuela" July 19, at the Municipal Auditorium "Marcos Ortiz."

Note the opening of the rehabilitation, restoration and enhancement of the iconic Tower of Santiago, which will take place on July 13th at one o'clock.

As a highlight of these celebrations, the action is the fabled "G Men" on July 25 in the football Juan Cayuela, whose early entry is 10 euros and 12 at the box office, as well as free performances " Formula V "and the Orchestra" Carousel ", 26 and 27 July respectively, at the fairgrounds.

Among other activities, the mayor also said the staging of the XXIV Theatre Week, which runs from 21 to 24 July in the Auditorium of the Municipal Park "Marcos Ortiz, whose entries will be on sale at the price of 6 euros.

In addition, many activities are planned for children as puppets, workshops and inflatables, among other things, which this year will be held in the town center, in Plaza Balsa Vieja.

On the occasion of the feast of Santiago, the patron of the town, on 25 July, will hold a Mass in his honor, and then there will be a procession with the image of Santiago, 23, 24 and July 25 will take place a Triduum in honor of our patron in the church Santiago from eight o'clock in the afternoon.

Sports activities at these parties have an important role in the Open Mountain Bike Murcia, the XXII Milla Urbana "Ciudad de Totana", "Soccer Tournament 7", "Trophy guide" Air Rally II "City Totana "display model airplanes," Circuito de Tenis Promises "Super Olé" Memorial Bike "Enrique Rosa", "Combined Events Athletics, Race 2 Pit-Bikes" Fiestas de Santiago ", II Tournament Night Chess and Open Petanque Fiestas de Santiago.

Within the program of events, such as folklore activities include Anthology of Zarzuela "Los Gavinales, on 19 July.

As planned activities, the mayor has stated that efforts to respond to the increased number of complaints and proposals raised by the neighbors and thanked everyone who helped in the development of this program of festivals, "I hope to have a great success of participation. "

For his part, Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, called the program "broad, impressive, colorful, inclusive, diverse and quality."

In this regard, said "we tried to transfer the activities to different parts of the municipality, neighborhoods and districts, so that all identify themselves with the celebrations of Santiago, which revolve around the Tower of Santiago, which appears in the edited program, in order to restore the traditional spirit of the holidays.

Finally, congratulations to the technicians and the groups and citizens who have actively collaborated in its development, while inviting the participation of neighbors and citizens in this summer, hoping for a happy summer to all citizens and happy holidays.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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