This noon was held the Mrs Sardine parade (desfile de Doña Sardina). Sardineros go to the streets to give gifts to the people. This time, there was a marching band from Moscow and a majorette group from Czech Republic.
Lots of music, sounds, colours, ... and the big parade will be this evening with the Burial of the Sardine Parade.
Oficial website: here (in Spanish).
This evening was held the Testament of the Burial of the Sardine parade. Lots of music, dances, colours...
Spring Festivities week is full of parades.
Burial of the Sardine (Entierro de la Sardina) is declared as festivity of International Interest.
Although at its origin was to eat on Xmas time, during this Spring Festivities, you can eat at barracas (street bars that only are installed during this week, also on September). It is a meatball in a soup as a tapa or as first dish (delicious). A quick way to hot and to food your body. You can taste it the rest of the year in some traditional restaurants and tapas bar.
Today, was held the Flowers parade.
A picture from yesterday. Streets taken by Murcians and foreigners. A whole day of fiesta.
Today was held the 7th Murcian Meat Pie Day (7º Dia del Pastel de Carne Murciano). 10000 meat pies and beer for all people (free). How to made this meat pie: here.
Murcian traditions have taken the streets this afternoon (always on first Tuesday after Easter week). A big parade full of colour, showing the old traditions of Murcia. Specifically, old ways for working of huertanos (market gardeners), but not only the work at vegetable gardens, also all works around huerta (vegetable gardens) like milkman, blacksmith, carrier, ...
I would like to remember that during this week there will be many activities around Spring Festivities. Tomorrow: Murcian meat pie day (Dia del Pastel de Carne murciano).
This afternoon, previous to tomorrow it's held the children parade of Bando de la Huerta. First Monday after Easter Week. Childrens wearing traditional costumes. Tomorrow, the rest of the city, we are going to wear those traditional costumes. A full day of colorful, meals, drinks, ... living on the streets. Also for foreigners (many foreigners, if they have a friend here, or some who live a few months here, at the end will wear our traditional costumes). All of you are invited to come to live and enjoy our Spring festivities (Fiestas de Primavera).
This morning, like every Good Friday procession came out of Salzillos, the great sculptor of international fame Murcia. This year, the procession has been declared of Bien de Interés Cultural inmaterial (Asset of immaterial Cultural Interest).
In the picture, one of his sculptural ensembles of the eighteenth century, where he immortalized passages from the Bible: the kiss of Judas
The declaration of 'Morning Salzillo' "asset of immaterial cultural interest" is justified by the artistic quality of the sculpture, with significance both in the Region of Murcia, where resulted in a whole school of imagery- as in the history of international art, according to Regional Ministry of Culture.
Both this week (Easter) and next (Spring Festival) are great tourist affluence weeks. Also, they are weeks when Murcian people take to the streets.
The week of Easter, for believers and nonbelievers, is a way to see some works of religious art, taking to the streets. Murcia processions are considered of International Tourist Interest.
I invite you to come to Murcia these days. I also invite you to visit the "Easter Week label", and see photos of past years so that you have an overview of Murcian processions.
A very recommended article about: Aesthetic configuration of the Murcian processions. A peculiarity I want to highlight (besides the dress) is the distribution to the audience of candies and other foods from Murcian Nazarenes. There is evidence in the eighteenth century that this was taking place.
Ending this week I have found this picture of a play at Auditorium of Murcia (Auditorium Victor Villegas).
The photo was taken at the end of the play.
The play: La cabeza del dragón. (The dragon's head) by Valle-Inclán
Child Farce of the dragon's head is a child's play in two acts, divided into six pictures, Ramón del Valle-Inclán, released in 1910 and published in 1914.
Plot: Prince Verdemar, with the help of a Fairy, paddling and defeat the dragon, having captured the Infanta of King Micomicón. Custody monster tongue to give proof of his prowess and finally get the desired prize: The hand of the girl.
Theatre company for this time: students of Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Murcia, ESAD (High School of Dramatic Art of Murcia).
Peter and the wolf is a composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936 in the USSR. It is a children's story (with both music and text by Prokofiev), spoken by a narrator accompanied by the orchestra. In this case the scenery was done using the Black Theatre technique, originally from the Czech Republic. Very good production. The play loved children and adults. Maybe a little short. The theatre company: Titeres Etcetera . About this play: here. Music: part of the Region of Murcia Symphony Orchestra The theatre: Teatro Circo of Murcia
Today is Father's Day in Spain (March 19, St. Joseph). A feast since it began in our country in 1948 (here, part of its history). It is also Father's Day in: Andorra, Antwerp (Belgium), Bolivia, Honduras, Canton Ticino (Switzerland), Liechtenstein and Portugal. Most of the countries around the world to celebrate it the third Sunday of June. More information in Wikipedia.
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...