Some events for the end of the week

Some events for the end of the week

Some events for Saturday 17

9:00:       Itineraries and environmental routes: Ascent to the Castle of La Asomada
9:00:       Third Edition Murcia City Regatta – Sport boat race
12:00:     Workshop ‘Los pajaricos de la huerta’
12:00:     ‘Snow White’  – Theater for children in English
13:00:     ElPozo Murcia – F.C. Barcelona – indoor football
17:00:     Carnaval Cabezo de Torres – Grand Parade of the End of the Carnival
19:00:     Real Murcia Basketball – CB Martorell – Sport – Basket ball
20:00:     V Contest of Cante Murcia Flamenca: Final
20:00:    ‘Carmen’. Víctor Ullate Ballet – Danza Ballet
21:00:     Oleanna – Theater
21:00:     XVIII Chirigotas Contest of Algezares
21:00:     Manuel Lombo in concert
22:00:     Malaventura (Microsonidos) in concert

 

Sunday 18

09:00:     Third Edition Murcia City Race – Second day – Sport boat race
12:00:     Beyond fantasy II – Genre: Ma gic
12:00:     Red Riding Hood – Theater for children
12:00:     UCAM Murcia CF – Real Betis B – Basket ball
18:00:     The Little Mermaid Between Andalusian Mares

Carthaginians and Romans – Cartagena 2017

Feasts of Carthaginians and Romans – Cartagena 2017

Carthaginians and Romans - Cartagena 2017

The feasts of Carthaginians and Romans – Cartagena 2017 (Region de Murcia), from the first Friday after September 15 and lasts ten days.

The meaning of this celebration is to highlight the events of the Second Punic War 2,200 years ago, taking into account the history and archeology of Cartagena.

A landing commemorates the storming of the city in 209 BC. AD by the Roman troops of Scipio. This results in a festive week, days are reserved for two beligérants alternately: Romans and Cartagenois.
We will attend the wedding of Hannibal and Imilce. We will have the games of the Roman circus with gladiators and wild beasts. Everyone ends up in the big parade on Saturday, the great day of the feast, when all the troops and legions march on the city.

2017 will be held from 15 to 24 September.

The wedding of Hannial and Himilce or the day of the Roman Circus, with its gladiators and wild animals, lead into the great parade on Saturday 23rd, the big day of the fiesta, when all the troops and legions march through the city.

Full Program 

 

September Feasts Murcia 2017

September Feasts Murcia

September Feasts Murcia starts with the Pilgrimage to Murcia and official reception to Our Lady of the Fuensanta: 31 of august/Romería hacia Murcia y recepción oficial a Ntra. Sra. de la Fuensanta: 31 de Agosto.

The September Fair of Murcia is a festival of market popular character that sinks its roots in medieval fairs.
Already lost the need and the tradition of the fairs to exchange products and merchandise, there are still traces of what would be its origin, cattle fair and craft stalls. At the September Fair in Murcia, various festivities coincide:

  • Moors and Christians,
  • the International Festival of Folklore in the Mediterranean,
  • “Lemon Pop”,
  • “huertos” in the pleasant garden of the Malecón,
  • handicrafts fair and typical products

Is a great showcase of the region’s gastronomy and wine, not to mention, of course, the fair with its attractions that delight the children and teenagers and the bullfighting fair during this month.
These festivities begin with the descent of the Virgin of Fuensanta from its sanctuary to the Cathedral in Murcia and these parties are closed with the pilgrimage of La Fuensanta back to the sanctuary.

September Feasts MurciaPilgrimage of Our Lady of Fuensanta is the beginning of the feasts of September in Murcia.

The most traditional fiesta in Murcia is the September Fair, because its celebration goes back to the privilege of Alfonso X in 1266.
In its origin the fair was strictly commercial, but little by little it was incorporating fun and festive activities. And in the last years, the party has surpassed the fair: is the moment in which the September Fair in Murcia lasts through its taurine celebrations, attractions, concerts, the Huertos del Malecón – with their tents for the tasting of the typical products of the orchard and the Wine and Food Show , feast of Moors and Christians, etc.
Date: 31/08/2017  – Where: Sanctuario del Monte at 15:30 – End at Cathedral of Murcia 31/08/2017 at 20:30

Huertos del Malecón: Gastronomía y música – 31/08/2017 to 11/09/2017
The Malecón Gardens host a total of 15 “Huertos” run by as many peñas huertanas that, once again, offer the typical gastronomy of Murcia in an atmosphere of reunion after the holiday period. In this environment so characteristic of the Fair of Murcia we can also talk about outdoor concerts, with free access (below are related day, time and artist). The Huerto del Malecón is a must to visit if you want to feel the essence of the September Fair.

Moros y Cristianos
The festival of Moors and Christians of the city of Murcia was born as such in 1983, but its gestation occurred in 1981 on the occasion of the commemorative events of the Foundation of Murcia, an event happened on April 21, 831 and was Celebrated thanks to the efforts of the Murcia section of the Association of Friends of the Castles in collaboration with the Defense of the Heritage of the Region of Murcia. They managed to interest various government agencies to get a dignified holiday – the city’s birthday – which was certainly achieved.

Bullfight fair.
Feria de Murcia 2017. Del 10 al 17 de septiembre – Plaza de toros de murcia
 
and much more:

 

Main Events September 2017

MAIN EVENTS SEPTEMBER 2017

However you can get more events looking in the Web of Auditorio de Murcia, El Batel – Cartagena,
Teatro Circo de Murcia, Teatro Circo de Cartagena, Teatro Romea de Murcia
MurciaToDay, C’Mon Murcia

31/08/17 31/08/17 Romería hacia Murcia y recepción oficial a Ntra. Sra. de la Fuensanta Festivity of National Tourist Interest Murcia
31/08/17 11/09/17 Huertos del Malecón Festivity of Regional Tourist Interest Murcia
01/09/17 01/09/17 Fiesta del Polvorín en Archena Fiesta Archena
01/09/17 13/09/17 FIESTAS DE MOROS Y CRISTIANOS Festivity of National Tourist Interest Murcia
02/09/17 10/09/17 Teatro Romea celebrará la Feria de Septiembre con cuatro espectáculos de comedia Teatro Teatro Romea Murcia
05/09/17 05/09/17 Virgen de la Consolación en Molina de Segura Fiesta Molina de Segura
06/09/17 09/09/17 CASCAMORRAS – From Sep 6 to Sep 9, 2017 Festivity of International Tourist Interest Guadix – Baza
07/09/17 07/09/17 PILGRIMAGE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN OF LA ESPERANZA Fiesta patronal Calasparra
08/09/17 14/09/17 Agenda Fiestas Cehegin Patronal feast Cehegin
08/09/17 08/09/17 Virgen de Las Huertas en Lorca Fiesta patronal Lorca
08/09/17 14/09/17 Virgen de las Maravillas en Cehegín Fiesta patronal Cehegin
08/09/17 14/09/17 Feria en Yecla feria Yecla
11/09/17 01/10/17 47 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE TEATRO Spectacle Molina de Segura
12/09/17 12/09/17 ROMERIA de la Virgen de la Fuensanta – Subida Festivity of International Tourist Interest Murcia
14/09/17 16/09/17 FERIA de MURCIA – 21.00 h. Concierto Murcia 40 Pop.  Spectacle Murcia
15/09/17 24/09/17 Feria y Fiestas en Lorca feria Lorca
16/09/17 25/09/17 Fiestas de Carthagineses y Romanos en Cartagena Festivity of International Tourist Interest Cartagena
22/09/17 22/09/17 Maluma CONCERTS Plaza Toros MURCIA
30/09/17 07/10/17 Moros y Cristianos en Santomera Popular traditions Santomera
07/10/17 07/10/17 Feria y Fiestas Patronales en Alhama de Murcia Patronal feast Alhama de Murcia

Bonfires of San Juan in Alicante

Bonfires of San Juan in Alicante

The “Fogueres Sant Joan” (Bonfires of San Juan) is a festival that takes place every year from 19 to 29 June in Alicante, they have been declared of international tourist interest.

These are the biggest holidays of the city and have their origins in the ancient custom of burning objects, dancing around a bonfire, with the arrival of the summer solstice.

During the feasts, various acts are included as traditional “mascletàs” (loud and rhythmic pyrotechnics), the “plant”, the parade of Ninot, shows for the street parades, the offering of flowers to the Virgen del Remedio and the “cremation”.

  • About a week before the 20th of the “input bands” is performed
  • On June 19, they give initiated the festivities and at 12 pm takes place “plantà
  • The 21st and 22nd offering of flowers to the Virgen del Remedio, Saint Patron of Alicante, and the flowers are placed on a catafalque in the Plaza de Abad Penalva, where the Cathedral of St. Nicholas is located.
  • On June 23 the “International Folklore Parade”, a colorful parade with floats, dance groups, bands and dancers from various countries of the world is made.
  • June 24 is the day of the “bonfire”, at 12 pm is launched from the top of Mount Benacantil a monumental palm tree, which is the simultaneous download of hundreds of rockets white light. So start is given to the bonfire, it ie burning fires elderly and children.
  • June 25 to 29, INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FIREWORKS – Beach of the Postiguet.

More on the program, click here

OSRMurcia-Symphony Orquestra – 15/06/2017

OSRMurcia-Symphony Orquestra – 15/06/2017

OSRMurcia-Symphony Orquestra – 15/06/2017OSRMurcia – ORQUESTA SINFÓNICA DE LA REGIÓN DE MURCIA
VIRGINIA MARTÍNEZ directora
Programa:
Bandas sonoras: El padrino, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence de Arabia,
La gran evasión, El laberinto del fauno, Alatriste
La guerra de las galaxias, Gladiator…

Relive the well known Soundtracks, TV series, advertisement, etc.

VIRGINIA MARTÍNEZ – Director and artistic director of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Region of Murcia (OSRM) began her career as director very early at the age of thirteen, taking over the position of the Molina de Segura Municipal Children’s Choirs.

Studied orchestral conducting in Vienna in 2003 where she won the “Matricula de honor con special mention”. After orchestra conducting during a tour in the United States becomes holder of the Youth Orchestra of Murcia Region and since 2012 is head of the OSRM.

The OSRMurcia –  will be in el Auditorium El BATEl the 16 of June with the same program.

Museums Day and Night – Murcia Region

Museums Day and Night – Murcia / El Día y La Noche de los Museos – 20/05/2017

May 18, International Museums Day and Night, is celebrated around the world since 1977, and this year the motto is’ Museums and Stories controversial: say the unspeakable in museums’.

The European Museum Night, Celebrates from May 2005 in all the countries signatory of the Cultural Convention of the Council of Europe.

One of the most international artists from Murcia, the cartagenero Ángel Mateo Charris has been commissioned to design the poster ‘Day and Night of the Museums of Murcia.

A drawing and painting contest will be held and the museum passports will serve as guides and as recognition for having visited many of the museums in those days. In addition will draw a numbered original of the poster made by Angel Mateo Charris

More than one hundred activities in The Day and Night of the Museums of Murcia

Program in Murcia

Cartagena has prepared undreds of activities around the town. Obviously the Museums are open to the public for free.

A lot of attractions has been prepared in various squares like music, dance. etc..

The night of the Museums in Cartagena

It’s obvious it’s not possible to visit all interesting museums of the Murcia Region. You can select what you prefer to visit when and when during the Day and Night of the Museums.

 

La Fiesta de los Caballos del Vino en Caravaca de la Cruz

La Fiesta de los Caballos del Vino en Caravaca de la Cruz

La Fiesta de los Caballos del Vino (The Festival of the Wine Horses) in Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia) is a unique, unusual and passionate celebration.
The celebration takes place on the morning of every May 2nd, the day before the feast of the Cross, when Caravaca becomes the capital of joy, beauty and festive participation. The horses of the Wine begin at dawn with the washing and harnessing of the horse, in more than forty different places of the city. Few spectators, most related to the clubs or family, have the privilege of attending the ceremony.

The parade of the Caballos del Vino begins at 8 in the morning and part of the Plaza Nueva and Plaza del Arco, where previously the Peñas and Moro and Cristiano bands have been concentrated, which precede the multiple horses that take part in the same .

The Wine Horses, together with Moors and Christians, form the Caravaca de la Cruz Festivals held every year from the 1st to the 5th of May in honor of the patron saint of the town, Stma. And Vera Cruz de Caravaca.

Enjoy your visit to Caravaca de la Cruz to visit the “Caballo del Vino” Museum – impressive

Referencias: Cuando Pasa, Murcia Turística, Caballos del Vino, Casa-Museo Caballos del Vino

Fiestas de San Isidro 2017 – YECLA

Fiestas de San Isidro 2017 – YECLA

From April 29 to May 20, the “Fiestas de San Isidro Yecla 2017” take place.

Fiestas de San IsidroThe patron festivals tell the story of his people in a municipality. Therefore, you need to know the “Fiestas de Yecla” to meet the “Yeclanos” and what makes them different. In this section, we want to tell you briefly what they are, from the most relevant personality to the lesser known.

The origin of these fiestas back to the second half of the nineteenth century, when the discovery of San Isidro pit .

En los años 1940 celebration grows with the arrival of an image of this santo that is located in “The Basílica de la Purísima”.

Shortly afterwards the Gran Cabalgata de Carrozas begins to be celebrated, which over the years is transformed into the central act of these celebrations.

At present, the work of the Peñas and the Yecla Festival Committee has made it possible to reach the highest known levels of participation.

Below you can see a first draft of the program that we will be updating these days.

Fiestas

HOLY WEEK 2017 in Cartagena, Lorca, Murcia and SPRING Festivities in Murcia

HOLY WEEK 2017 in Cartagena, Lorca, Murcia

07/04/17 – During Holly Week    Procession with Image of Virgen de la Caridad in Cartagena

07/04/17 – 16/04/17       Holy Week – Semana Santa – YOU CAN’T MISS IT – CARTAGENA
Festivity of International Tourist Interest

07/04/17 – 16/04/17       Holy Week – Semana Santa – MURCIA
Festivity of International Tourist Interest

07/04/17 – 16/04/17      Holy Week – Semana Santa – LORCA    
Festivity of International Tourist Interest

 

BANDO de la HUERTA – MURCIA

15/04/17             23/04/17            Bando de la Huerta  (18th of April) y Encierro de la Sardina (22/04/2017)               
Festivity of International Tourist Interest since 2006

In the year 1851 it is the first version of this event. The side of the orchard is a celebration in honor of the garden. The defile is animated with numerous chariots decorated by the “peñas”. In addition, the “peñas” have “barracks” where you can appreciate traditional dishes from the region of Murcia.

Click here to see the full program

 Some more events are already scheduled for this first quarter of the year. You may have a look at our calendar of events and we recomand the programs of the auditorium of Murcia and Cartagena and their programs of Conciertos, Grand Orquestras, Zarzuelas (French equivalent to comic opera) that you can find in our blog.