Bases Poster for 2019

Open the deadline for the contest poster for Carnival 2019.

The town hall and the Miguelturra Carnival Associaton, announce the competition for the election poster Carnival 2019, declared of National Tourist Interest, the deadline for registration and submission of originals is open until December 21, 2018, and governed by the following BASES:

1. THEME: Free, admitting only original works and not previously awarded. The posters can be made by any procedure, photographic composition, digital system, painting, among others. If computer support is used, a paper copy must be attached, admitting a minimum format of DIN A4.

2. DIMENSIONS: The posters presented will allow printing in 45 by 65 centimeters, with the following inscription on them: “MIGUELTURRA” (Ciudad Real) Carnaval 2019. FIESTAS DE INTERÉS TURÍSTICO NACIONAL. The name of the town should have a prominent space, being in respect of the province in a proportionality never less than 1 to 5.

3. PRESENTATION: The posters will be presented without a signature and with a slogan on the back of them. In a sealed envelope will go the motto expressed and inside will contain name and surname of the author, address, telephone, location, email and affidavit of authorship and ownership of the work.

4. REMISSION: Posters will be sent to the House of Culture, Perlerines Street, 26. 13170 Miguelturra (Ciudad Real) from the publication of the rules and until December 21, 2018. The referral will be under the responsibility and risk of the contestants.

5. PRIZE: A single prize of 1,000 euros and a gift, a souvenir of the contest, is established. The prize is subject to the corresponding retention in concept of IRPF.

6. JURY: It will be designated by the organization. Your decision will be unappealable.

7. EXHIBITION: The organization will exhibit the works presented at the Casa de Cultura, in the month of January 2019.

Non-awarded works may be withdrawn as of February 1, 2019, all during office hours and until March 15. After this date, the works not withdrawn will remain in the possession of the Organization.

8. PROPERTY: The award-winning creation will be fully and exclusively owned by the Organization, which reserves the right to reproduce and disseminate through the channels it deems most appropriate.

For more information, please contact the Culture Department of the Miguelturra Town Hall, telephone +34 926 24 10 90.

We already have Major Masks for the 2019 Carnivals

Antonio and Mª Paz, will be the Major Masks of the Carnivals 2019

At 11:30 h. On the morning of Wednesday, October 31, in the plenary hall of the City Council, the masks of the Carnival of Miguelturra 2019, Antonio Rodrigo Donate and Mª Paz del Hierro Cabrera were announced, this year with an added responsibility, will be the first Major Masks as Carnival of National Tourist Interest.

The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of the town Victoria Sobrino, the councilman of Celebrations Diego Rodriguez, the King of Carnival Serafin Delgado, the President of the Carnival Association Miguelturra Raul Dominguez and the Masks of 2018, Orestes and Maria del Carmen, showing their satisfaction and recognizing the great commitment they have acquired for being the first Major Masks at the premiere of our Carnival as National Tourist Interest Festivals.

Antonio Rodrigo Donate and Mª Paz del Hierro Cabrera, are married and both are 58 years old, have a daughter, Beatriz and two sons, Oscar and Antonio.

Antonio is a native of Miguelturra and a builder in his professional life, currently he is the President of the Association of the Barrio de Oriente and his biggest hobby is sports. Mª Paz was born in Piedrabuena and professionally works as home help assistant, is a member of the board of directors of the Association of the Barrio de Oriente and among her hobbies is bobbin lace, music and reading.

Orestes and Mª del Carmen, have been his mentors and will be his guides throughout Carnival 2019, as is already traditional in our carnival.

The great support of Antonio in the carnivals, has always been Mª Paz, besides being the one who has prepared and made his costumes. We have seen it disguised in the Cardinal Sardine Burial, accompanying Pope Kulata III, the president of the United States. Ronald Reagan, grandmother, gypsy, Chinese and mischievous boy, distributing milk and sweets disguised as a milkman, or giving the occasional Scare of the Living Dead, but his main costume has always been that of Street Mask.

For her part Mª Paz, has not been left behind when dressing up and we have seen her in our streets disguised as Pantoja, witch, cheerleader, clown, vintage or marujona, accompanying her children and daughter in the children’s carnival, the Street Mask, has also been his favorite costume.

Congratulations and enjoy like never before the next Carnival 2019, which will have the declaration of Fiesta of National Tourist Interest.

Raúl Domínguez crier of the Barrio de Oriente

The proclamation of the Parties of the Barrio de Oriente will taste Carnival

On July 18, starting at 10:30 p.m., Raúl Domínguez Donate, president of the Carnival Association of Miguelturra, will be the preacher of the Parties of the Barrio de Oriente 2018.

Born in Miguelturra, Raúl is 33 years old, married to María with whom he shares one of his greatest passions, the carnival, although they do it in different clubs, María in Peña la Cabra and Raúl in Peña los Rocheros.

Technician in Commerce and Marketing, works as a commercial in large surfaces, being another of his great hobbies Holy Week, since child belongs to the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher, being its treasurer since 2010.

Along with a group of friends who share their great fondness for Carnival, they took them to create one of the youngest Peñas de Miguelturra and in May 2013 they founded Peña los Rocheros, being its president since then.

In June 2016, he will be named President of the Carnival Association of Miguelturra (Association of Peñas), replacing another great president, José Gamito Homero.

The contest ‘Your Mask Sounds Familiar’, is one of his favorites during the celebration of the churriego carnival, due to his position within the Association of Peñas, does it out of competition, with extraordinary imitations to characters of the stature of Falete and Mónica Naranjo.

A luxury crier for the Parties of the Barrio de Oriente, which is celebrated from July 18 to 22 in honor of its patron, Our Lady of Health.


It’s Carnival again, but in June

The streets of Miguelturra are again filled with street masks, costumes and rocks to celebrate the declaration of national tourist interest

From one o’clock in the afternoon, the peñas began to concentrate on the Plaza de España to celebrate that our carnival is of national tourist interest, for the first time, the Carnival was celebrated outside its usual date. Throughout the afternoon, the color, the joy and the party flooded the downtown areas of the town.

In the Plaza de España and around eight o’clock in the afternoon, once again there were peñas, authorities, street masks and people in disguise who wanted to participate in one of the most important events of the day, the Gala on the occasion of the declaration of the Carnival of Miguelturra as a Festival of National Tourist Interest. At eight and a half, the delegation headed towards the Palace of Carnival, the usual place for celebration of most carnival events in the town.

With a Carnival Palace practically full, the delegation arrived and the ceremony began, in the presence of the Mayor of the town, Victoria Sobrino, members of the Municipal Corporation, Counselor of Economy, Employment and Business of the Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha, Patricia Franco, President of the Provincial Council of Ciudad Real, José Manuel Caballero, vice president of the Association for the Development of Campo de Calatrava, María Jesús Villaverde, as more representative political personalities who wanted to be present to support the declaration and celebrate that our Carnival is a Festival of National Tourist Interest.

Of course, the King of Carnival, Serafin Delgado, President of the Carnival Association of Miguelturra, Raúl Domínguez, members of the carnival clubs of the town, masks older than all years, relatives of the previous kings of the carnival, José Gornés and Amalio Segura, presidents and different components that over the years have directed the Association of Peñas. 

The crier of honor of the Carnival of Miguelturra, Guillermo Summers, felt unable to attend the event, but he sent us a few words of thanks, affection and devotion to the town and its people. 

The ceremony began with a speech by the Mayor, Victoria Sobrino, the counselor of the community board, Patricia Franco, the President of the Provincial Council, José Manuel Caballero and the President of the Miguelturra Carnival Association, Raúl Domínguez, agreeing that the Carnival of Miguelturra, deserved this declaration for being one of the carnivals with more history and tradition of our country.

We must remember that the Carnival of Miguelturra, has been celebrated uninterruptedly over time, that its history is lost over the years, there are documents of the nineteenth century that prove their existence and none of the various prohibitions that have tried to prevent their celebration, they achieved that in Miguelturra was not held, despite the persecutions suffered by the street masks by the ‘Serenos’ and the Civil Guard.

Throughout the Gala, different audiovisuals were shown that showed the traditions and history of the Churriego carnival, especially our great hallmark, The Street Mask.

There was no shortage of music in the act, the Comparsa la Victoria de Puertollano, winner of the Murgas and Chirigotas contest of the Miguelturra Carnival in the last two years, put the audience on their feet, especially when they mentioned the carnival of Miguelturra.

The Gala, also served to show the recognition of the town to all people and institutions that have made this statement possible, Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha, Provincial Council, Association for the Development of Campo de Calatrava, Román Rivero Nieto, received the award on behalf of all the Corporations that Miguelturra City Council has had. 

They also received recognition from different media, all the presidents that the Peñas Association has had, supporters clubs, civil protection, kings of the Carnival and, of course, the Street Mask.

Once the Gala ended, the party continued at Doctor Fleming Park until late at night, the Sonital Orchestra was in charge of giving good rhythm and closing a great night of Carnival. 

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CMM TV Also celebrates the declaration of national tourist interest

The wide program is Castilla-La Mancha and the news of the Castilian-Manchega TV broadcast live to celebrate the declaration of national tourist interest Miguelturra Carnival

From the venue of the 2012 masks, Elisa and Santos, which also serves as a meeting point for the Peña de Máscaras Mayores, the Castilla-La Mancha television through its news programs and the Ancha program is Castilla-La Mancha, wanted to join the celebration of the declaration of national tourist interest of our Carnival.

Street Masks, representatives of the different Peñas of the town, members of the Carnival Association of Miguelturra, King of Carnival and the Councilman of Celebrations, did not want to miss this small preamble of the celebration of next Saturday June 16.

During the different connections that the program has made, we have been able to know how to make one of the typical candies of our fruit in a pan, the doughnuts. While the friend Octavio, has prepared us that delicious limoná that prepares and that every Monday of carnival during the contest of fruit in frying pan we can taste.

The typical trunk where carnival costumes are still kept, and taking advantage of the fact that it was full of them, has been staged as we dress our street masks, taking different garments from the trunk and combining them to form the desired disguise.

Finally and to dismiss the program, the President of the Peñas, Raul Dominguez, has shown his satisfaction with the declaration of Miguelturra carnival as a national tourist interest party and Octavio, has sung us one of the many jokes that are sung during the carnivals.

An aperitif of what will be the celebration of next June 16.

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