Carnival begins
Pepe Ribagorda gives the starting signal to the Miguelturra Carnival.

Luxury crier for the Carnivals of Miguelturra, the well-known presenter of Telecinco, was commissioned to start the most famous festivals of the town.

The Peña Los Segadores with its charanga, as is customary in our carnival, was in charge of the organization of the event and from eight in the afternoon, local, provincial and regional authorities, along with members of the Association of Peñas, Rey of the Carnival, Peñas from the locality and Major Marks, gathered at the gates of the Town Hall in the Spain Square, to welcome Pepe Ribagorda.

After the reception, the delegation went to the CERE and visited the Carnival Museum ‘MOMO’, touring its facilities full of carnival history.

About 9:30 pm the long-awaited proclamation began, with a Carnival Palace overflowing. First of all, the mayor of the town, Victoria Sobrino, thanked Ribagorda for his presence and asked for the involvement of the Miguelturians so that the Carnival of Miguelturra, declared of National Tourist Interest, inviting everyone to join in the joy and enjoy the party.

Ribagorda, as a good journalist, proved to have steeped himself in the history of the churriego carnival, spoke about his prohibitions and the street mask, the fruit in a pan and the struggle of the people of Miguelturra to preserve the tradition of this festival, betting on the declaration of the Carnival of Miguelturra as a Festival of National Tourist Interest, an initiative, to which we must all join.

During his proclamation, he made a small tour of the national political news, linking it to the carnival life of the town, as if it were one of his usual news.

Finally, he wished the people of Migueltur to live the carnival party as they have always done, thanking the hospitality received. Finishing the cry of Long live the Carnival!

Next, Cristóbal Aguiló, picked up the prize as winner of the poster contest announcing the 2017 carnival and Emilio Ruiz received the recognition of the Peñas Association for the design of its logo.

Once the events of the proclamation was over, the II Charangas Contest organized by the Peña El Puntillo began, with the winner of this second contest, the Charanga El Aliguí, which took the traditional carnival pottery and 600 euros. In second place, the charanga Los que Nunca Fallan, for them were 300 euros and carnival pottery, in third place, the Catapún Chimpún charanga, which took 200 euros and carnival pottery.

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