Rosalia, Monica Naranjo and Aladdin, triumph in Your Mask Sounds Familiar

VIII Edition of the contest Your Mask Sounds Familiar

Once again the Carnival Palace is filled to witness a new Miguelturra Carnival event.

At 7:30 p.m., the event organized by Peña el Puntillo began, with imitations such as Rosalia, Beyoncé, Lola Indigo, Cheer, Rihanna, Mónica Naranjo, Camela or soundtracks such as Aladdin’s.

The jury in this edition was composed of Mercedes Espinosa, Tamara Arenas and Julián Margotón.

The contest is divided into three categories: Child-Youth, Individual Adult and Adult Groups, with the prizes being as follows:


  • 1st Prize, Vega Barahona García for its imitation of Rosalia, theme “With height”
  • 2nd Prize, Sofía Rojas, Paula Fernández, Claudia Céspedes, Ainoha Pérez, Marina Pérez and Olivia Herance, for its imitation of Beyonce, theme “Single Ladies”
  • 3rd Prize, Patricia Bastante Arévalo for its imitation of Lola Indigo

Three prizes for school supplies valued at 50 euros each, sponsored by MyPaper.


  • 1st Prize 150 euros, David Méndez Mendoza for its imitation of Mónica Naranjo
  • 2nd Prize 100 euros, Emilio Rodríguez Sánchez-Herrera for its imitation of Rihanna, theme “Where have you been”
  • 3rd Prize 50 euros, Mª Carmen Corral León for its imitation of Cheer, theme “Strong Enough”

Awards sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council


  • 1st Prize, 200 euros, Gisela, Estívaliz Cativiela and Francisco Rodrigo, for its staging of the Aladdin Soundtrack
  • 2nd Prize, 150 euros, Tamara Navarro and Iván Molina, for its imitation of Camela, theme “When Love Is Missing”

Awards sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council


I’ve seen a pretty kitty!

A spring afternoon and a busy funeral procession dismisses Mrs. Sardine

We arrive at the equator of the Miguelturra Carnival with the Burial of The Sardine, the oldest and most traditional of Castilla-La Mancha.

Major Masks, Carnival King, Councilor for Celebrations, Widowers and Widows, the clergy, nuns and altar boys, street masks, boys and girls, with the accompaniment of two charangas, paid honors and made a well-deserved farewell to Mrs. Sardine.

At five in the afternoon, the funeral procession began the traditional funeral parade through the streets of Miguelturra, opening the Security Forces and Corps of the Peña La Cabra headed by Pepe ‘The Wolf’, as is traditional for many years. The streets of Miguelturra crowded with people who wanted to say goodbye to the unfortunate Sardine among sobs, cries, kicks, smiles and dances, dismissed Mrs. Sardine as she deserves.




On numerous occasions, the safety of the Peña La Cabra, had to intervene to prevent a small group of ‘Kittens’ from stealing the inert body of Mini Sardine, which lost the occasional scale on the riffera.

The funeral procession as it passed through the monument to the Street Mask located in the Plaza de España, with both sardines and carnival authorities at the head, paid him honors and showed their respect.

At the end of the journey of this peculiar burial, the purifying fire blessed the inert bodies of the unfortunate sardines and as ‘To die, is to live again’, again they will return to the streets of Miguelturra next year.

And as the saying goes ‘Drinking and eating, they are things to do’, the entourage went to the tent of Peña la Cabra to taste about 100 kg of roasted sardines and a good lemon, which undoubtedly placated partly the grief of those present.

‘Requiescat in pace’



Carnival Tuesday, the party continues

Peñas meals, children’s games, leaving their mark, Onda Cero and the street mask, continue to give joy to Carnival

During the morning the Peñas de Los Segadores and the Ham in the Plaza de la Constitución, Los Fregquísimos and Herederos de Loquilandia in the Doctor Fleming Park, made the meals, in the afternoon as promised, the children’s Peña Herederos de Loquilandia, they offered us a snack of delicious sandwiches and recover from the effort made in the different traditional games they organized for children and the occasional adult who dared to participate, remembering his childhood.

At the Carnival Museum, Onda Cero broadcast its live program in which authorities, major masks, carnival king and local Peñas participated.

While in the Carnival Palace (CERE), the contest ‘Leaving Footprint’ was held where pets are protagonists. An event organized by Peña Kapikúa and sponsored by the Miguelturra Town Hall, Didi Hairdresser and Symbiosis.

At night, the society dances continued at the Centro Obrero and Palacio del Carnaval.

Prizes Leaving Footprint Awards:

  • 1st Prize, Jory with Jurassic Park
  • 2nd Prize, Aria with Priscila y la Reinas
  • 3rd Prize, Hulk with La Oveja Negra
  • 4th Prize, Trufa with Súper Héroes
  • 5th Prize, Jacky with Vikingos
  • 6th Prize, Odín with Frida Taco
  • 7th Prize, Brady with Reciclados Carnavaleros
  • 8th Prize, Cloe with Unicornios
  • 9th Prize, Nika with Tiburón
  • 10th Prize, Coke with Toy Story







Carnival masks and candy Monday

The Frying Pan Fruit contest and the street mask, the most important events of Carnival Monday

At 12:30 h. The XXXVII Frying Pan Fruit Contest was started at the CERE facilities, with the presence of the Mayor of Miguelturra, Laura Arriaga, Councilor of Celebrations, Diego Rodríguez, members of the Municipal Corporation, major masks 2019, Antonio Rodrigo and Mª Paz del Hierro and the major masks 2020, Manuel González and Mª Carmen Céspedes.

Peña los Rocheros, have been the organizers of the event and Octavio Martín has made the lemon, which as always is exquisite. The SER network broadcast live during the event.

Awards of the XXXVII Contest in Frying Pan Fruit:

Barquillos Modality

  • 1st Prize, Rita Gómez Ramírez
  • 2nd Prize, Francisco Angulo Sánchez

Borrachuelas Modality

  • 1st Prize, Santiago Fernández Pérez
  • 2nd Prize, Gonzalo Hidalgo Mansilla

Flores Modality

  • 1st Prize, Francisca Ramírez Rodrigo
  • 2nd Prize, Mª Mercedes Lozano López

Roscapiña Modality

  • 1st Prize, Rita Gómez Ramírez
  • 2nd Prize, Julia Montarroso Torres

Rosquillas Modality

  • 1st Prize, Francisca Ramírez Rodrigo
  • 2nd Prize, Manuel Yébenes González

The first prizes have been sponsored by the Miguelturra City Council consisting of 60 euros each, the second prizes 40 euros sponsored by Ingerein, SLU. All the winners have received a liquor kit sponsored by La Gaditana and the traditional Carnival Ceramics.

The evening began with the concentration of Street Masks near the Plaza de España, from 7:30 p.m. they filled the carnival street with joy and color, joking the naive walkers to the shout that you don’t know me?

Photo Gallery Frying Pan Fruit




Photo Gallery Street Masks

Family, good weather and carnival, an ideal cocktail

The Diana, the chocolate, the Children’s Carnival, Peñas food and the Masked Volleyball main activities of Carnival Sunday

La Peña el Jamón, has toured the streets of the town with his Diana Carnavalera, as he has been doing for many years and there are already 50, which are not few

In the Plaza of Spain, Peña los Maltrataos has distributed an excellent chocolate accompanied by sweets and a shot of anise for those who have wanted it, by noon he has prepared an exquisite Manchego meal. The companies Pastry Codan and Distribuidora Hevás have collaborated in this event.

While in the Plaza de la Constitución, starting at 11:30 a.m. and organized by Peña el Bufón, the ‘kid’ was concentrated to participate in the Children’s Carnival, accompanied by mothers, fathers and relatives who have not wanted to miss the event. Subsequently he has paraded towards the Carnival Palace, where a great children’s show “Chiquifran” was waiting for them. The act has had the collaboration of Civil Protection.

At noon, in the Park Doctor Fleming, the Peñas Los Cansaliebres, Los Rocheros, Kapikua and Alhigui, have prepared some delicious crumbs, distributed ham and some potatoes with meat, to regain strength on this intense Carnival Sunday, with a temperature that has invited for families to fill Doctor Fleming Park.

The afternoon has started with Masked Volleyball, starting at 4:30 p.m. and in front of the CERE this peculiar championship organized by the ADV Miguelturra and the Peña el Bufón. The prizes have been the following:

  • Tournament winner, Los Cabezudos, 50 Euros prize sponsored and redeemable at Las Tejas Restaurant
  • Team best dressed as Los Piratas, 50 Euros prize sponsored and redeemable at Cafetería Ramón
  • Funniest team, Las Novias, 50 Euros prize sponsored and redeemable at Cafeteria Katxis La Taberna el Beso

Manolo and Mª Carmen proclaimed Masks Major 2020

New Major Masks for the Miguelturra Carnival and 50th Anniversary of Peña el Jamón

As of today, Manolo and Mª Carmen are also from the Peña Major Masks, a large family of illustrious carnivals and carnivals.

At 6:00 p.m., the concentration of the entourage began in the Plaza de España, to accompany and tour the streets of the town next to Mª Carmen and Manolo. A large group of street masks, members of the local clubs, Antonio and Mª Paz, major masks older than 2019 and other years, Serafín Delgado, King of the Carnival, Raúl Domínguez, President of the Miguelturra Carnival Peñas Association, Diego Rodríguez, Councilor of Celebrations, members of the Municipal Corporation and the Mayor of Miguelturra, Laura Arriega, composed the entourage to accompany the new Major Masks of the Carnival 2020.

The spontaneity that characterizes the Churriego carnival also had its place on this great day, an improvised monument to the street mask delighted the crowded crowd and served as a photoocol to immortalize the event.

The entourage, paraded to the meeting point of collection of Manolo and Mª Carmen, the Peña los Cansaliebres
were in charge of the organization. At the meeting point, family and friends accompanied Mª Carmen and Manolo, who were excited to receive the affection of the participants.

The next stopping point was the headquarters of the Peña los Cansaliebres, which prepared a great appetizer, which served as a snack for a long afternoon-night of emotions.

About 9:00 p.m., the entourage arrived at CERE and a Carnival Palace to overflow received Mª Carmen Céspedes Pastor and Manuel González Beldad, in their proclamation as Major Masks of the Miguelturra Carnival.

After the intervention of the mayor of the town, Laura Arriaga, the new major masks took the stage for the imposition of bands that accredit them as Major Masks of the Miguelturra Carnival and the corresponding diplomas, as well as the traditional bouquet of flowers, case of wine and the ceramic mask commemorating the Carnival. The new couple of older masks, very excited, thanked Eli and Manoli for the tremendous support they have had during these days and gave them a nice memory, also Peña los Rocheros, a peña to which Mª Carmen belongs, delivered a plaque commemorating the act to the new pair of major masks. The family of Manolo and Mª Carmen also took the stage of the Carnival Palace to present them with a detail of their passage through their first act as representatives of the Miguelturra Carnival, the dinner of peñas held last Saturday.

This year our masks older than 1987 and 1989, Celedonio González and Teresa Díaz, Manuel Casas and Visitación Heredia, renewed their bands that accredit them as Major Masks of the Miguelturra Carnival.

Antonio de Toro and Estrella Yébenes, masks older than 2003, were in charge of giving them the traditional hat and apron of the Peña de Mascaras Mayor that they will use on Monday in the fruit contest in a pan.

A night of emotions that ended with the tribute to Peña el Jamón for its 50th Anniversary, receiving the Alhiguí de Honor and diploma, issuing a projection with photographs of the walk of the rock by the Miguelturra Carnival.

Manolo, Mª Carmen, congratulations, you are already Major Masks of the Miguelturra Carnival.