Failure of the prizes of the I Tik Tok Contest “Say hello to your Carnival: Get to know me” presents itself as an Association

Registered as a Cultural Historical Association of the Miguelturra Carnival

On the afternoon of Wednesday February 24, the Casa Capellanía Municipal Library hosted the presentation of the new Association, which will support this website.

Diego Rodríguez, councilor for Celebrations and Raúl Domínguez, president of the Carnival Peñas Association, presented this new carnival association, the Cultural Historical Association and its president, Berna Martínez.

Rodríguez recalled that last year a new Peña “Herederos de Lokilandia” was presented and in this year 2021, the Association of Carnival Peñas, the Peña La Cabra and the Peña Los Segadores were turning 40, and now, a new Association passes to be part of the associative nucleus of our most popular festival and declared of National Tourist Interest three years ago.

A new group that is already known in the locality, but which since this year acquires a legal form and becomes the 151st association in our town. This new association will further help the dissemination, study and enhancement of our carnival, opening the possibility of new joint projects with the Association of Carnival Peñas, since unity is strength and we all row in the same boat to achieve a common purpose.

Rodríguez ended his speech, congratulating the new association.


The president of the Carnival Peñas Association, Raúl Domínguez, was proud of the birth of the new association, to which we give all our support, since it is going to further promote and enhance the Miguelturra Carnival, collecting history past, current and future of our carnival.

Martínez, wanted to thank the City Council, the Department of Celebrations and the Carnival Peñas Association, for their great reception, as well as all the people who have made it possible for this association to be created.

He explained that it is a project that began in 2007, but the economic cost at that time was a big problem for a website of this size. It will be in 2015 hand in hand and with the sponsorship of the technology company Enova Informática y Comunicaciones, when the website sees the light, with the support and involvement of five people, José Luis Sánchez, Eufemio Díaz-Pinto, José Gamito, Esther Martínez and Berna Martínez himself.

With the creation of the new association, great people closely related to the party are incorporated, such as our Carnival King, Serafín Delgado, our president of the Peñas Association, Raúl Domínguez, the first democratic mayor of the town and a great photographer, Román Rivero, the first democratic councilor for Culture, Julián Arévalo, the current councilor for Celebrations, Diego Rodríguez and José Luis Barba, another great photographer.


Martínez, explains that throughout all these years a documentary fund has been created that has grown in such a way that we have had to give the project a legal form, being able to be transferred at any time to public and private entities that request it to continue enlarging our carnival, in addition, it will allow us to access public and private documentary funds that will continue to enrich that documentary fund, to make it available to all the associative and public nucleus of Miguelturra.

The most important part of this project is to generate new historical documents and make them available to the citizens of Miguelturra through the website, paper or digital books, or with videos, as has been done with the Peña Los Segadores and the Peña la Cabra for their anniversaries, with more than 300 historical documents in each video.

Finally, Martínez has highlighted the date of official registration as an association in the Community Board of Castilla-La Mancha, on February 8, the same day that our carnival was declared of National Tourist Interest, the birthday of the King of Carnival and from our celebrations councilor, therefore, a great day.



Showcase Contest 2021

Cooperativa Tierra de Calatrava, first prize in the Showcase Contest

The jury of the 2021 Showcase Contest of the Miguelturra Carnival meeting on February 17, decided to award the following prizes:

1st Prize consisting of 300 Euros and diploma, Cooperativa Tierra de Calatrava

2nd Prize consisting of 200 Euros and a diploma, La Disfrutería de Alba

3rd Prize consisting of 150 Euros and diploma, Electrodomésticos Tere

The contest has been organized by the Department of Celebrations of the Hon. Miguelturra City Council and the Carnival Peñas Association.

The quality and originality of the windows that have been submitted to the contest must be highlighted.

The jury for this edition was made up of Julián Arévalo Céspedes, window dresser, Raúl Domínguez Donate, president of the Carnival Peñas Association, Virginia Gómez, designer and window dresser, Serafín Delgado Martín, King of Carnival, Diego Rodríguez Tercero, councilor for Celebrations and Raquel Fernández Mera, worker in the Culture Area acting as secretary of the jury.


Mrs Sardina also stays at home

For the first time since 1982 the Burial of the Sardine will not be held

Today should be one of the great days of the Miguelturra Carnival with the Burial of the Sardine, since 1982 it has been interrupted every year.

Organized by the Peña la Cabra, it is the most peculiar and pioneering burial in all our national territory.

In 1982 a group of carnival men, mostly members of the Peña la Cabra, decided to continue with the carnival party, a box with two sticks was the first coffin of our beloved Doña Sardina.

During these 40 years of celebration, widowers and widows, politicians, kings and even the clergy themselves with Pope Kulata at their head, have wanted to pay tribute to Doña Sardina year after year.

This year we are without our peculiar Burial of the Sardine, but we hope to return in 2022 and fill the streets with joy again.


The Spirit of the Churriego Carnival

The Spirit of the Miguelturra Carnival is kept alive in Balcones y Terrazas

The streets of Miguelturra and especially Carnaval street, are dressed in Carnival. The residents of the town keep the spirit of the Churriego carnival alive by dressing their balconies and terraces with costumes, not losing hope of returning next year with new illusions. 

This Monday morning, we should have enjoyed the usual skillet fruit contest organized by the Peña Los Rocheros and in the afternoon, the street mask should have filled Carnival street with color and excitement shouting ¿What Don’t you know me?

The friend Octavio, has not wanted to forget the situation we live in and has wanted to do it with a song as usual, he has titled it ‘The Virus of the Century’


This virus that we have
it’s not just any virus
the carnival has been loaded
and the street masks.
You have to stay home
that is the pure truth
better stay at home
than to go to the hospital.
This year gentlemen
we can’t enjoy
to eat the donuts
and drink the lemon.
Do not be sad
and what they tell us to respect
and for next year
there will be better Carnival.
Have if it ends soon
this damn virus
bars open soon
without committing a crime.

Let’s all be careful
‘according to Minister Illa’
to go outside
put on the mask.
You have to behave very well
for the account he has us
and be able to celebrate with pride
next year’s Carnival.
Men, women and children
and everyone in general
you have to wear a mask
the days of Carnival.
You have to visit the bars
that is fundamental
they have closed many days
and they are having a hard time.
And i say goodbye to you
with tears in sight
and I give you a big hug
to all pensioners.



Presentation of the Carnival Program 2021

This year the Miguelturra Carnival should be different, it does not touch a party, nor a fuss, what it touches is responsibility.

Serious faces in the presentation of the Miguelturra Carnival 2021, the Carnival museum ‘Momo’ has been the chosen stage. 

Both the mayor of the town Laura Arriaga, as the celebration councilor Diego Rodríguez, the King of Carnival Serafín Delgado, the president of the Association of Peñas Raúl Domínguez, major masks than 2020, Mª Carmen Céspedes and Manuel González, have transmitted the need If we are responsible for the situation we are experiencing, for the first time a carnival will be experienced very different from the one we know, we must stay at home because there is nothing to celebrate and wait for this situation to pass to re-emerge in 2022 like never before.

Laura Arriaga in her speech has asked that this carnival be historic, but out of responsibility. Along the same lines, the authorities of our carnival have spoken, requesting citizens to stay at home and avoid unnecessary infections.

Diego Rodríguez, councilor for festivities has shelled out the few activities that this carnival will have. Work will continue on the brand of our carnival ‘Get to know me’, there will be a shop window contest, the carnival walls project with its three urban art murals, there will also be a ‘La Churriega’ mask race, but it will be in educational centers as safe spaces in the face of COVID-19, our Miguelturra Fondistas will be missed and finally, a video contest through the social network TikTok.

On the other hand, in the Plaza del Pradillo de Clavería the second of the urban art murals has begun.