On the day of yesterday, there was a general strike call. This call was made by the main trade unions, because a labor reform made by the Government of Spain.I will not write about the reasons of this strike. The only thing is that the present Government has made a laboral reform in which to promote the hiring of workers, it lowers the dismissal (among other things). According to data from the unions, the strike has been a success: more than 70%. But employers say it has been a failure: 20%. In Murcia, the data include: trade unions, 72% employer, 15%. As always, the data are very different depending on the interests of each.
Two days ago, marked the 115 anniversary of the birth of a great Murcian inventor: Juan de la Cierva, inventor of thegyroplane or autogyro in 1920, a forerunner of the helicopter. If you want to know more about that inventor: here. In the picture, a sculpture in Murcia, dedicated to the inventor. Below, Google Doodle on this anniversary.
Since 1998, along with Rome, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Potes, Caravaca de la Cruz, has jubilee "in perpetuum." Every seven years is celebrated this jubilee year, which this year concurs with the jubilee year of Santiago de Compostela. All about the Jubilee Year in Caravaca de la Cruz, here. (Spanish) If you wish guide tours, here. History of Vera Cruz (Spanish) More information in murciaturistica.es
Another thing that you could be done during the last Fair of Murcia, it was the tasting of wines from Region of Murcia, Murcian cheese and creative tapas. Different types of wines in Murcia:Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas.
The website of the Murcian Cheese (Quesos de Murcia)
Today, the Feria de Murcia ends (but not bullfighting) with the pilgrimage of the rise of the patron saint of Murcia to its sanctuary. Some 600,000 people have accompanied the image of the Virgen de la Fuensanta to the top of the hill, where is her church. The picture is pretty bad. I have picked up form the TV with the mobile phone. The Patron Saint goes out from the Cathedral.
In the first image, enclosure of Moors and Christians, situated in the garden of El Malecon. Second picture, the poster. About this event: "The festival of Moors and Christians from the city of Murcia itself born in 1983, but its genesis came in 1981 on the occasion of the commemoration of the Foundation of Murcia, an event happened on 21 April and was 831 concluded through the efforts of Murcian section of the Association of Friends of the Castles in collaboration with the Protection of Heritage in the Region of Murcia. They managed to interest various administrative agencies to get a decent party-the birthday of the city, which certainly was achieved". Source: regmurcia.com As Alfonso X "El Sabio" said: "burn old logs; read old books, drink old wine, have old friends": 750 years ago
Finally, I found time to post photos again. During these days a lot has happened in Murcia. For example, 43 International Folklore Festival in the Mediterranean, which took place from 6 to 10 September. The International Folklore Festival in the Mediterranean, held in the city of Murcia, is considered the longest of all festivals held throughout Spain. During the days when the festival takes place, the city becomes a living stage, through the many activities that are scheduled, such as parades, the power of "the torch of friendship", action, off stage , the choirs and dance groups in different streets and squares, as a way of pleasantly surprising the citizen. Also, from 3 to 9 September, in his tour around Spain, Football World Cup was in Murcia, which won the National Spanish football team in July. More than 20,000 people came to see the cup. People came to join the queue up to six hours. The schedule, wich was 10 to 13 and 17 to 20 hours, had to expand on some nights until four in the morning.
In this mural has posted the schedule of events of this year. It can be seen that, in addition to taste the Murcian cuisine, you can go to concerts, to see the International Folklore Festival of the Mediterranean, watch bullfights, up to one of the attractions, and many other things.
Entrance to Los Huertos in the garden of El Malecon. Here you can taste the cuisine of Murcia. Until 14 September you can visit this site. The entry is the poster for the Feria de Murcia 2010 (you can see in the picture below). This poster can be seen (at the bottom) several times of these events, using, as background, the Moneo building. On the Feria de Murcia: "... the celebration goes back to the privilege of Alfonso X, 1266. Originally the fair was strictly business, but was gradually incorporating leisure and holiday activities. And in recent years, the party has exceeded the fair: the time when La Feria in September in Murcia endures through its bullfighting festivals, attractions, concerts, huertos of the Malecon, with barracks for the tasting of typical orchard products and the Wine and Food Show, Festival of Folklore in the Mediterranean, Cattle Fair, Moors and Christians, and so on. "(Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia)
As every first of the month, the Theme Day. This month: Open Air Market. In the Region of Murcia can visit outdoor markets every day, Monday to Sunday. Without doubt, the most importantmarket is organized in the city of Murcia, on Thursday morning, in the La Fama Avenue. The photo, Santomera open air market is organized on Wednesday. As in all, you can find: clothes, music, fruits and vegetables, ...
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 ...