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Murcia will live a record Spring Festival with more than 250 acts and forecasts of high hotel occupancy (13/04/2019)

More than 250 public events, 150 different locations, 260,000 plants and millions of flowers, 43 barracks and 50,000 programs to celebrate 'Murcia Renace'

The Circular will be transformed into 'Los Jardines del Rey Lobo', with a reproduction of the monumental Monteagudo Castle and a 360-degree recreation of the gardens of Ibn Mardanis

The day of the Bando de la Huerta will take place, at noon, a large petalada to La Fuensa nta with more than 12,000 flowers, from the balconies of the Casa Cerdá, in which will participate n various personalities of Murcia society

The mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta, together with the Councilor for Economic Promotion, Culture, and European Programs, today presented the program of the Spring Festival 2019, the largest in history in terms of number of events, "more 250 events open to all Murcia and tourists who visit us, because these holidays, which are a tourist engine for the whole municipality, we also hope to reach historical figures in terms of number of visitors and hotel occupancy, with some initial forecasts above 65% occupancy, with full technical peaks in days like the Burial of the Sardine ".

Under the motto 'Murcia Renace', this 2019 is the 120th anniversary of this celebration that has two festivals of International Tourist Interest: the Bando de la Huerta and the Burial of the Sardine.

"We must claim with a healthy pride that we are from Murcia, that Murcia is the only place that is reborn each year in spring," said the mayor.

The Circular will become the "huertano epicenter of the city, through the monument 'Los Jardines del Rey Lobo', a large orchard in 360 degrees that will recreate the beauty of the gardens of Ibn Mardanis, prosperous king of Murcia and one of the The most outstanding figures of the Mediterranean political scene of the twelfth century.This floral monument will be presided by a large sculpture of 20 meters: a reproduction of the Castle of Monteagudo, "said José Ballesta.

In addition, they will return the monumental Spring Gardens, with more than 260,000 plants and millions of flowers.

This year there will also be news that will be announced in the coming days.

The complete list of the 23 Spring Gardens is attached.

The Murcian companies, sponsors of the festivities

During the presentation of the Spring Festival Program, which was attended by members of the municipal Corporation and the various festive groups, José Ballesta signed with the representatives of leading Murcian companies the collaboration agreement by which these companies sponsor the events that integrate the program and finance its celebration.

Programming: 250 events for all ages

The Spring Festival itself will last from Sunday 21 to Sunday 28 April.

However, this year the Program of events is extended with events until the beginning of June, that is, the public activity that the municipality will experience throughout the spring season, with more than 250 events in 150 different locations in the municipality.

Great petalada to the Fuensanta from the Cerdá House

The same day of the Bando de la Huerta, Tuesday 23, will take place, at 12.00, a large petalada to Our Lady the Virgin of Fuensanta from the Plaza de Santo Domingo (from the

building known as 'Casa Cerdá'), in which various representatives of the cultural, sporting and festive life of Murcia will participate.

La Morenica will be honored with the petals of more than 12,000 flowers that will be thrown from some balconies of the building, assigned for the occasion by the Baraka Group.

The Garden of the Giants

"The children live with special enthusiasm the Spring Festival and, therefore, we wanted them to occupy their own place in the main squares and gardens of the city, with activities specially designed for them, with which they can have fun and learn about our traditions and roots, enjoying these public spaces and making them their own, "said José Ballesta.

The City Council has defined a family area called the Garden of the Giants in El Salitre.

There will be a family area where you can enjoy many attractions every day, from 11 to 14 and from 16.30 to 21.30.

Flat rate of 8 euros for unlimited attractions throughout the day.

From April 12 to 28

One of the novelties of this year, are children's stories in English with Kids & Us, for children from 3 to 8 years, on days 22 and 24 at 11.30 and 12.30 (Alfonso X and Apostles).

The Homage to Meatloaf this year will take place on Wednesday, April 24, at the Artillery Barracks, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The pie of 4 meters in diameter from which 1,200 rations will be added will be added to the 10,000 that will be distributed among the attendees.

Before the distribution of cakes there will be a performance of the German Musical Band 'Blech xpress-polka'.

Barracas and Huertanos environments

Las Peñas Huertanas will install a total of 43 traditional barracks in the gardens and squares of Murcia, almost fifty orchards environments where, in addition to taste the typical cuisine, you can see the decoration and crafts of the Huerta.

They open on Sunday, April 21.

Caliche and orchard bolos

The Huerta sports will have a leading role this year with two important novelties: the Huertanos Bowling Championships, from 22 to 26 in the Malecón Gardens (on Tuesday at 11 o'clock there will be an exhibition party with huertana clothing) and the Taller del Game of the Caliche, on the 25th and 26th, at the Peñas Huertanas Federation.

Musical novelties of 2019

On Sunday 21, at 7:00 pm, at the Alfonso X pass, the concert 'Moradas Jondas' will take place with Curro Piñana, a recital that is celebrated for the first time and that will harmonize the solemnity of Holy Week with the joy of the Fiestas of spring.

Another novelty of the 2019 edition of the Spring Festival is the 'Talento Murciano' concert series, with the groups Farfet, David Andreu, Fran Ropero and Melo, which will perform at 13:00 on Monday 22 in Santo Domingo, 24 in Christ Resuscitated, 26 in Santa Catalina and 28 in Alfonso X, respectively.

On Monday 22 there will be a concert remember of the 80 and 90: the Star Concert of the Spring Festival with the 40 Classic, with OBK, Dangerous Friendships and Modesty Apart.

Cadena SER collaborates.

It will be in the Plaza de la Cruz Roja, at 9.30pm.

On Tuesday, April 23, from 12.00, there will be a concert for the whole family, for children and adults, with free admission, in the Silk Garden, with Lucía Gil and Chumi Chuma.

The concerts for the young people of the Day of the Bando will take place, one more year, in the area known as 'Repanocha' (La Fica).

Violet Points on the eve, the Day of the Bando and the Burial

The Murcia City Council will install Violet Points for sexist aggression-free parties, in which attention and advice will be provided through a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

The booths will be installed in the places with the highest concentration of people during the three days with the most activity: the eve and day of the Bando, and the Burial of the Sardine.

Monday 22:

18 a 22 h.

Fofó Park.

Tuesday 23:

13 a 21 h.

/ University Square.

13.30 to 23.30 h / The FICA .

18 h.

/ Fofó Park.

Saturday 27:

13 a 21 h.

/ University Square and Garden of Fame.

Great petalada to the Fuensanta from the Cerdá House

The same day of Bando de la Huerta, Tuesday 23, will take place, at 12 noon, a large petalada to Our Lady The Virgin of the Fuensanta from the Plaza de Santo Domingo (from the

building known as 'Casa Cerdá'), in which various representatives of the cultural, sporting and festive life of Murcia will participate, from more than fifty balconies of the building.

La Morenica will be honored with the petals of more than 12,000 flowers.

Battle of the Flowers: Thursday 25

The recovered Battle of the Flowers - in which allegorical floats that recreate the traditional festivities of Murcia - will take place on Thursday the 25th, at 6:00 pm, from Alfonso X and this year changes its route, passing through the Puente Nuevo and the C / Princesa , to end with the distribution of flowers in C / Hermanos Cerón, in front of the Church of Carmen.

50,000 programs

A total of 50,000 copies have been printed and will be distributed in Tourism Offices, hotels and municipal offices in neighborhoods and districts.

OUTSTANDING EVENTS

DOM 21 APRIL

17.30 hours.

Parade of the Bando de la Huerta Infantil.

8.30pm

/ Official Inauguration of the Huertanos Environments.

21.30 h.

/ Official Inauguration of Barracks.

MONDAY APRIL 22

10.30 h.

/ Offering at the Monumento a la Huerta.

MAR 23 APRIL

17 h.

/ Parade of the Bandode la Huerta.

WED 24 APRIL

7pm

/ Tribute to the meatloaf.

20 h.

/ Parade I Burial of the Infant Sardine.

THURS 25 APRIL

10.30 h.

/ Monumental moon shot is carried out by Dña. Sardina and La Reina de la Huerta.

THURS 25 APRIL

18 h.

/ Parade "Battle of the Flowers".

THURS 25 APRIL

20 h.

/ Parade of "The Arrival of the Sardine".

VIE 26 APRIL

22.30 h.

/ Reading of the Testament of the Sardine.

ACTS OF THE XXXII INTERNATIONAL TUNAS COMPETITION "COSTA CÁLIDA"

SAT 27 APRIL

8.30pm

/ Great Burial Parade of the Sardine.

Complete list of the 23 Spring Gardens

1. Circular Square: "The Gardens of the Wolf King"

2. Santo Domingo: "Murcia Flourishes"

3. The Silk: "Chupete Tree"

4. Santa Isabel: "My lemon half and my naranjica half"

5. Plaza de la Cruz: "The Garden of the Cross" * was repeated in what happened to you make sure that there is only one

6. University Square: "Allegory to the 40th Anniversary Transfer"

7. Plaza de Europa: "#Murcia enPrimavera"

8. Malecón: "Exaltación Huertana"

9. Plaza Belluga: "Los Claveles del Moneo" and "Barroca Spring"

10. Glorieta de España: "Murcia Renace"

11. Puente de Hierro: "Vertical Garden Murcia River"

12. Floridablanda Garden: "La Alegría de la Huerta"

13. Plaza de la Opinión: "The Garden of the Butterflies"

14. Calle Basabé: "El Patio de Basabé"

15. José Esteve Mora Square: "Homenaje Huertano"

16. Plaza del Romea: "Colors in movement"

17. Avenida Libertad: "The Vegetable Dome"

18. St. Augustine Square: "Arborium"

19. Trapería y Platería: "Rain of Flowers"

20. Sobejano Painter: "Plants in Motion"

21. Gran Vía: "Las Flores del Salzillo"

22. Garden of the Source: "Huertanas"

23. San Esteban: "Mozarabic Garden, the dancers of San Esteban"

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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