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The traditional "Auto Sacramental of the Magi" from Paretón be represented in the district on Tuesday January 6 (02/01/2009)

The traditional representation of the Order of the Magi from the hamlet of El Paretón-totanera Cantareros, which seeks to maintain ancient customs and traditions, will be held next Tuesday, January 6 beginning at ten o'clock in the program of events organized by the Department of Culture at Christmas and Epiphany.

The events organized for the day by the Neighborhood Association, Local Neighborhood Board, the Association of Amas and Amos House "Same-da" in collaboration with the Department of Culture and the group of local actors and local businesses will begin at half past nine with a great chocolate for all participants in the meeting place.

Later, at ten o'clock there will be the auto sacramental representation of the Magi and the noon Mass will be held.

A two-thirty in the afternoon, all attendees can enjoy a great paella.

Theatrical history

This theatrical performance, as recalled the councilman of Culture, Ana Belén García, eighteenth century, is an example of popular religious theater of the early twenty Guirao Lardín Bernardino believed to be based on the manuscript of Fernandez and Avila dating from 1774.

This text has incorporated the features of the Region of Murcia as are the two characters in the Murcia's Josepe and Rebecca, whose speech and dress panocho.

Similarly, he noted that "this is a tradition that we must preserve, whose work was interrupted during the 90's and in 2000 was recovered by a group of neighbors who headed John Smith" The Noose "while recalling that is a peculiar work divided into three parts: the meeting of the Angel and the Magi, the dialogue of the shepherds and the Kings to Herod, and travel to Bethlehem, next to the old local church, where she rides a live nativity scene .

The play lasts approximately two and a half hours was explained by the Councillor for Culture, and is accompanied by a series of complementary events, such as chocolate, folk dancing and paella, among others.

The representation is nourished by the musical folk heritage of Totana, such as "marches", "aguilandos" traditional dances and partying, jacks and Malaga are interpreted by the crew during the staging and the final mass.

The councilman of Culture, Ana Belén García López, noted the significant effort being made by his Department in celebration of this cultural event in order to maintain one of the most deeply rooted traditions of this hamlet in close cooperation with neighbors the Paretón-Cantareros and thanked the residents' association to publicize their involvement in this event and the work being done in this regard.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Foto: Archivo

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