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The municipality and the association of nativity scenes from Totana (FIR) signed a cooperation agreement (15/12/2009)

The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, accompanied by the councilman of Culture, Ana Belén García, and the president of the Nativity Scene Makers Totana (FIR), Juan José Salas, have signed a collaboration agreement for the implementation of activities organized by this association and the development of the XVII edition of cribs Contest is held every year.

Through this agreement, the City of Totana, through the Department of Culture, awarded a total of 2,500 euros for the implementation of the Second Proclamation of Christmas, which took place last Sunday as the opening of the events organized to mark the arrival of the beloved Christmas dates, and the organization of Nativities Competition.

With the signing of this agreement is to enhance and promote the activities and tradition of the Christmas nativity scene from small, to not lose or forget these traditions and cultural values are part of the municipality, which according said the mayor of Totana, "the cribs made in the municipality with its own light shine, with color, feeling and popular singing traditions that accompany them."

He recalled that the Christmas events began last Sunday with a great cry, uttered by Juan Cánovas Mulero, and we must continue with the traditional nativity scenes, which have a religious symbol, a cultural and traditional value.

These activities under the program of Christmas and kings, organized by the Department of Culture, taking place November 21 and December 22 with the visit of the jury, accompanied by the crew of "The Charrasqueado" the cribs participants and later, on 12 January will take place award in the Socio-Cultural Center "Jail."

Registration can be done in the Socio-Cultural Center "The Prison" and the sale of Los Pinos, and this year, the prizes to be awarded to individuals or groups that have done the best performances belenísticas.

The first prize will be the delivery of 200 euros, a figure belenística and a diploma, the second prize of 100 euros, shape and degree and third prize is 50 euros, figure and diploma.

FIR president thanked the cooperation of the City to "make possible the realization of all the activities planned for Christmas 2009" and encouraged all citizens to participate in this contest.

The Mayor of Totana, who congratulated and supported the work done by this association, which fights year after year to maintain this tradition, using the occasion wished a Merry Christmas, "in peace harmony and solidarity remembering the needy and hoped the New Year was a good year full of positive change. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Fotos:

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