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Alhama prepared for the 25 anniversary of the recovery of Los Mayos, parties declared of Regional Tourist Interest (21/04/2008)

In the early 80's, by the Plenum, were recovered Los Mayos, puppets, rag and straw that drew residents to the streets in May and had almost disappeared during the Civil War.

The alhameños not satisfied with that, but surrounded the bubblers, Los Mayos, activities are also now a tradition.

In addition, they invented the character of corremayos, jester-like costume with which old and young alhameños dress and visiting Los Mayos.

It's been 25 years of that and today, the feast of The Mayos get more intense than ever, with a program that was presented this afternoon by the mayor, Juan Romero Canovas, as well as the mayor of Celebration, María Elena Marín.

Also present were the winner of the lineup of Los Mayos, Fernando Torres and the mayor of Sports, Jesus Basauri, activities are also attending the festival.

As a new program highlights both the party itself, as activities to commemorate the anniversary.

For the program, it is a folder that contains the reproduction of the first posters announcing Los Mayos, from 1984 to 1991, posters bearing the signature of such prestigious authors and painters who have died, Maria Dolores Andreo and Aurelio.

As for the commemoration highlights the opening of the exhibition "25 years with Los Mayos" which will display photos from the recovery of tradition.

Is Friday 25 April at the exhibition hall of the Cultural Center Plaza Vieja.

With the same name will be a panel discussion that will be present Juan Andreo, named this year Corremayo Mayor and Councillor at the time when the party recovered, Juan Antonio Ramírez Eagle, a historian with work relating to The Mayo, Simon Garcia Diaz, present in the municipal technical recovery and author of The Mayos rompers and Catalina Martinez Lopez, a resident of Mays Alhama he has done since its early days.

The roundtable will be held on Wednesday 30 April at 21.00 in the House of Culture.

Of course, not lacking in concert activities (M-Clan, La Guardia, Carlos Nunez ...), folk festivals, street musicians meet, contest rice, sports or the massive concentration of custom bikes.

All this, from Friday 25 to Sunday May 4, day of the "planted" in Los Mayos.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia

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