Before the incineration of Mrs Sardine, a minute of silence was observed for the sad death of a member of the Peña
For the first time, I am going to write an article in the first person, because today has been a very hard day for all of us who make up the Peña la Cabra, but especially for Serafín, our president and King of the Carnival, as well as for the four brave ones who have carried Mrs Sardine on her shoulders and who, before incinerating her, have lifted her to the highest point, to heaven, so that our companion and friend “Fity” could stroke her with her fingers, and it could carry it again in his shoulders as in the previous years.
They have been very hard moments, the pain of each step, each jump and each dance, was done so that the present audience could enjoy such a funeral, and since it has been held since 1982, always organized by the Peña la Cabra.
The Carnival Association of Miguelturra and all the Peñas that comprise it, have always been with us in the celebration of this act, but this year, they have been part of the organization of the same, with their support, the party has continued as usual, looking to the future, but without forgetting all those who stayed behind, who are no longer among us, always prevailing in our hearts.
Major Masks, Councilman of Celebrations, widowers and widows, clergy, children, street masks, Cupids, today was also the day of the Lovers, and even Elvis himself has wanted to say goodbye to Mrs Sardine.
At five o’clock in the afternoon, the funeral procession started the traditional funerary parade through the streets of Miguelturra, crowded with people who wanted to dismiss the unfortunate Sardine between sobs, tears, smiles and dances.
Once the funeral procession arrived at the end of the tour, a minute of silence was observed in memory of our companion, as well as the tragically deceased young man during the celebration of the Carnivals of Herencia.
A lot of olive tree, has served as a base to create the purifying fire that has incinerated Mrs Sardine and put an end to the most traditional burial of the carnivals of Castilla-La Mancha, then roasted and distributed among those present about 100 kg of fresh sardines and more than 50 liters of lemon.
Mrs Sardine, rest in peace until next year.
Bernardino Martínez Romero
Peña la Cabra de Miguelturra