A Proclamation for the Barrio de Oriente with a carnival flavor

Raúl Domínguez Donate, President of the Carnival Association of Miguelturra, Town Crier of the Parties of the Barrio de Oriente

At 22:30 h. began the act with the proclamation of the Queen and the Ladies of the parties, after the proclamation, Raul Dominguez Donate, president of the Miguelturra Carnival Association, began the proclamation that serves as a starting signal for the parties of the neighborhood.

A proclamation to which Raúl wanted to title ‘Here I am because I have come, that is, I speak, you listen and then when we are finished, throw tomatoes if they think it is convenient’.

Raúl, has put in value, the great work done by the people of this neighborhood and that together with his Association, do year after year, and there are many, that their parties are worthy of admiration and that not only the neighborhood, but all Miguelturra, be expectant of its celebration in mid-July.

I could not miss in the pregón phrases and winks to the carnival, as the passage of the Burial of the Sardine in its early years through the streets of the neighborhood or ‘Do not you know me?’, Traditional cry with which our street mask is presented before their ‘victims’. He also wanted to thank publicly the Association of Neighbors and especially the previous president, Santiago, and the current one, Antonio, for giving the Local Civic of the Barrio to the Peña Los Rocheros to be able to celebrate their meetings.

Neither have missed the coplillas, just lacked to tear and sing, but at least he recited them and drew the laughter from the audience.

We have arrived at this neighborhood four hundred in a gang,
we would all like to sit down
but … we do not have enough chairs

From so many dances that no stranger be scared,
that we will drag the body
until the pocket holds

To finish, Raúl has wanted some happy and endearing parties, closing the proclamation with a Live the parties of the Barrio de Oriente!, Live Our Lady The Virgin of Health and Live your people!

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Raúl Domínguez crier of the Barrio de Oriente

The proclamation of the festivities of the “Eastern Quarter” will taste like Carnival

On July 18 from 22:30 pm, Raúl Domínguez Donate, president of the Association Carnival of Miguelturra, will be the crier of the festivities of the district of Oriente 2018.

Miguelturra natural, Raúl is 33 years old, married to Mary with whom he shares one of his great passions, the carnival, although they do in different Peñas, Maria in the Peña la Cabra and Raúl in the Peña los Rocheros.

Technician in trade and Marketing, works as a commercial in large areas, being another of his great hobbies Easter, since childhood belongs to the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre, being its treasurer since the year 2010.

Together with a group of friends who share their great passion for carnival, they led them to create one of the youngest Peñas in Miguelturra and in May 2013 founded the Peña Los Rocheros, being its president since then.

In June 2016, he will be appointed president of the Asociación Carnaval de Miguelturra (Association of Peñas), replacing in the position of another great president, José Gamito Hornero.

The contest ‘Your mask sounds to me’, is one of his favourites during the celebration of the carnival Churriego, due to his position in the Association of Peñas, does out of competition, with extraordinary imitations of characters of the stature of Falete and Mónica Naranjo.

A preacher of luxury for the festivities of the ‘Eastern Quarter’, that are celebrated from the 18 to the 22 of July in honor to his patron, Our Lady of the 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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Celebration Declaration of National Tourist Interest

Gala “Festival of National Tourist Interest” and Popular Verbena, main events of the celebration

The details of the celebration that will take place next Saturday, June 16, are already being known, on the occasion of the declaration of our Carnival as a holiday of national tourist interest.

It is expected that the rocks cheer throughout the day and from 20:30 h. Concentrate at the gates of the City Hall, then go to the CERE and attend the Gala to be held around 9:00 p.m. in the Palace of the Carnival. During the Gala, a recognition will be made to all those people who have made the Carnival of Miguelturra a national tourist attraction.

Once the Gala is over, the Doctor Fleming Park will become the center of the celebration, with the performance of the Danube Orchestra and DJ’s party.

Performance of the Comparsa “The Angels of the Guard”

The comparsa of the Carapapa brothers fill the Teatro-Cine Paz

At 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 and at Teatro-Cine Paz de Miguelturra, the performance of the Comparsa “Los Ángeles de la Guarda” by the Carapapa brothers began, in an event organized by the Peña los Cansaliebres of the town.

Practically filled the capacity of the theater to witness the performance of one of the semi-final comparsas in the COAC 2018.

Throughout his performance, the troupe has managed to lift the audience from their seats, receiving the ovation of it on numerous occasions, but especially with the interpretation of the pasodoble dedicated to Xabi, the three-year-old boy who died a victim of the cruel attack jihadist on the Ramblas in Barcelona.

At the end of the performance, the president of the Peña los Cansaliebres, Alberto Soria and the President of the Carnival Association of Miguelturra, Raúl Domínguez, gave the members of the comparsa a nice memory of the Miguelturra Carnival.

Among those attending the event, was the King of Carnival, Serafin Delgado and the Councilman of Celebrations, Diego Rodríguez.

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