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The parties Leiva combine tradition and devotion. (18/07/2011)

The hamlet of Leiva celebrated this weekend its festivities in honor of the Virgen del Carmen.

The kick off the festivities was the opening of the exhibition of "Traditional Crafts of Esparto."

The creator of this is useful and original Casto manuliadades Alvarez who was congratulated by the mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, and the first deputy mayor, Francisco García.

Later, Pilar Jorquera held in emotional proclamation in which he recalled his early years in this hamlet and its main neighbors, some present at the ceremony but some have disappeared.

Jorquera After the proclamation, the City paid a surprise tribute to the new headman de Leiva, Juan Soler, who received the baton from the hamlet.

Soler sworn into office on Thursday with the rest of the 12 village headman.

At the time of the choice of different queens of the parties, it was revealed that the Queen of the Festival this year has been Lucía Vivanco Rabel, Queen Anne Child was Oliva Sanchez, and Senior Angelita Lopez Jorquera.

All three were crowned by Campillo, the Councillor for Social Policy, Maria Martinez, and Councilman Celebration, Coy Isidro, respectively.

The evening ended with the expected meeting of gangs involving groups Morata, Aguaderas, La Hoya and Aledo.

With the latter acts Uncle John Rita.

On Saturday morning devotion filled the parish church during the celebration of Mass rociera in honor of the patron who had the pilgrims' performance of the group "Aires de Mazarron."

On Saturday, the festivities continued with a piñata for all ages and performance of the Andalusian boy Ricky and dancers.

After Lazarre Issaqui acted with "Melao and Cane."

During the evening Mr. Lewis was elected this year, which proved Andrés Sánchez García.

At one o'clock in the morning contest was held ruleras crumbs in which participants were provided with firewood and flour.

The cuisine also starred in Sunday's with the distribution among the attendees of a living giant paella after conclusion of the contest pitch which had major awards among which were the best quality hams.

In the afternoon we held contests run chicken and stick tape on a motorcycle.

At night the performance took place the Magician "Arlekin" surprised young and old alike with his magic tricks and balloon twisting.

Finally a raffle to cover the costs of parties and elected Miss Guest this year was Lucila Gen, a French national.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón

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