Children visit the museum

The schools of the locality, visit the Museum of the Carnival “Momo”

The different centers of the locality, make a guided visit to the Museum of the Churriego Carnival “MOMO”, the first museum dedicated exclusively to the carnival.

During the visit, the King of Carnival, Serafin Delgado and Yolanda Naharro, are responsible for explaining to children the world of carnival, perfectly illustrated in the different rooms that make up this peculiar museum.

With a face of enthusiasm and enthusiasm, the chavaleria accesses the different rooms that make up the museum, from time to time a hand raised to ask curiosities to King Serafin, who responds with affection to those curious questions and that even the King himself, they put him in the odd occasion.

During the visit, the future street masks of the churriego carnival, comment among themselves what their costume will be this year, excited about the early arrival of the carnival.

Dinner Presentation Major Masks

José Cañizares and Antonia Nieto, will be proclaimed as Major Marks, on Saturday, February 25.

In the absence of a few days for the beginning of Carnival and as it has been usual in recent years, on the night of Saturday, February 18, the traditional dinner for the presentation of the Major Masks of Carnival 2017 was held at CERE.

José Cañizares and Antonia Nieto, presided over the table with Victoria Sobrino, Mayor of Miguelturra, Diego Rodríguez, Councilor for Celebrations, Fátima Mondéjar, Councilor for Culture, Serafín Delgado, King of Carnival, José Muñoz and Mercedes Rivas, Major Masks of 2016 and Raúl Domínguez, president of the Association of Carnival Peñas.

With the attendance of almost 300 diners, among whom were Major Masks of previous years and members of Peñas and carnival groups of the town, the event began with the intervention of the members of the presidential table, thanking the attendees for their presence in this presentation that practically starts the churriego carnival. They also invited the carnival to be intensely lived, starting with the opening speech by Pepe Ribagorda, on Friday, February 24 and ending on March 5 with the piñata Sunday parade.

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José Luís Rivas Arévalo (El Chato) and Leandro Arévalo López (El Rayo), are two friends who have been living carnival intensely for many years and as a carnival couple since 1983.

With them we spent a great evening among anecdotes and laughter, they told us their carnival adventures even with the local police and civil guard, always with great humor and respect.

They have disguised themselves as brewers of a well-known brand, of policemen, of Snow White and Dwarf, of the clowns of the Tele, of somewhat cheerful widows, they have made parodies of famous people like the Pantoja, the Duchess of Alba, members of the Royal House Spanish and English, chefs with some other star and endless characterizations to which more fun and witty.

Thank you for making us enjoy the carnival.

Azucena Sánchez Merino designer of the web logo

Ciudarraleña, 29, is a graphic designer and began her studies at the “Pedro Almodóvar” School of Arts in Ciudad Real, starting with Bachelor of Arts and then continue her training for three years in the higher studies of Graphic Design. These studies have enabled him to bring to light numerous projects; creation of logos, signage and advertising of social networks for events; some of national character, such as Manchacómic, dedicated to comics, and ManchaArte, which combines culture, art and science.

Of the aforementioned events, it is worth mentioning that not only does he have the authorship of his logos, but he has also been part of the organization during all the years that have been held.

He has also developed the image for companies such as Serendipia or Z84 Editions, and associations such as “A.C.M.A.” (Castellanomanchega Association of Anthropology), “I Help You” (Association for children with interdisciplinary support and early care needs) of Manzanares, among others.

After seven years, his experience has been enriched by the appearance of new projects, such as the layout of a story written by the children who participated in the reading clubs of libraries and schools in Ciudad Real, “We create a story” published by the Serendipia editorial, or its participation for several years in the renowned journal Lalata.

José Ribagorda will announce the Carnival of Miguelturra 2017
The well-known journalist will give the starting signal to the most popular festivals of the town, declared of Regional Tourist Interest and Costumbrista.

Miguelturra already has a name for the preacher of the carnivals, the well-known journalist Pepe Ribagorda, will be in charge of giving the starting signal to the most popular festivities of the town, declared of Regional Tourist Interest and Costumbrista.

With his election as a preacher, the Miguelturra Carnival returns to nourish himself with a well-known face related to the media. Madrileño of 56 years and dedicated to journalism for three decades, is since 2006, the face of the news of Telecinco.

Although his professional beginnings are in the world of radio, first for Radio Spain and later on the COPE Chain, combining his radio work with collaborations in the economic newspaper Five Days, his first contact with the world of television takes place in 1990 when he joined Telecinco. Later, in February of 1997, he signed for Spanish Television and conducted the newscast in its third edition. In this medium, in 2004, he is appointed deputy director of the daily interview space and political gathering “The breakfasts of TVE”, and finally, in February 2006, returns to the Tele 5 news, is currently the editor and presenter of the news in this chain.

But in addition, Ribargorda is a lover of the kitchen, already in 2012 he presented “Chefs without Star” on the mornings of the weekend of Tele 5. To this passion he dedicates his web and also, has been recognized by the Spanish Hospitality Federation for its work in Mediaset promoting national gastronomy.

José Cañizares and Antonia Nieto will be the Major Masks of the Carnival 2017

The Department of Celebrations and the Association of Clubs of Carnival of Miguelturra have already announced the name of those who will be Major Masks of the Carnival 2017, one of the most emblematic and representative figures of this festival declared of Regional Tourist Interest and Costumbrista and that in this year they will be represented by José Cañizares and Antonia Nieto.

The mayor of Miguelturra, Victoria Sobrino, accompanied by the councilman of Celebrations, Diego Rodriguez, the King of Carnival, Serafin Delgado and the president of the Association of Peñas del Carnaval, Raul Dominguez, has been in charge of welcoming the Masks May 2017 at a reception that took place in the Plenary Hall of the Town Hall of Miguelturra. In this presentation have also been present the Masks of 2016, known as “outgoing”, José Muñoz Ramírez and Mercedes Rivas Tellería.

Sobrino has welcomed José and Antonia highlighting that for the carnival of Miguelturra the Masks are the emblem, “since throughout the carnival you will be in charge of representing, as Carnival authorities, all the people of Miguelturra and we will recognize it during these days“.

Sobrino has explained that they are a life-long carnival couple since “Pepe” has been together with Octavio Martín, founder of the Peña carnavalera Los Segadores in 1981, “so they carry from within, like many churriegos and churriegas, the carnival”.

The mayor “wanted to congratulate and also thank the outgoing Major Masks for the good work done last year and he hopes that this year the entrants will enjoy the affection of the people of Miguelturra because it is a unique opportunity to experience the carnival”.

Of course, he has also thanked Serafin, Raul Dominguez and the councilman of Celebrations for the involvement and previous work so that these carnivals, one of the most important festivals of the municipality, go forward in the best possible way.

After the mayor the first to speak has been the King of Carnival has been delighted that friends like “Pepe” and “Antonia” this year are the Major Masks and explained that it has “cost very little to convince them and they have always said yes “, and like every year, Serafin repeats that “this is one of the best experiences that can be lived in the Carnival of Miguelturra“.

For his part, the president of the Association of Peñas del Carnaval, Raul Dominguez, has begun by welcoming from the Peñas Association to Pepe and Antonia, as Major Masks  2017, to which he has said they will have all the necessary support to live this magnificent experience as it is to be Mask Major. He also thanked José and Mercedes for their role as Major Mask 2016. “For me, as the first year of president of the Carnival Peñas, it will be a pleasant memory to share these carnivals with you“.

The 2016 Major Masks, José and Mercedes, have had a few words of welcome for those who are going to be their carnival companions, reiterating that for them it was an honor and a privilege “and you will enjoy it this year”.

Both have wanted to thank everyone “for the support both institutional, as the supporters, for the affection that showed them all the people and of course, to those who were Major Masks 2015 Diosco and Vero for support throughout.

The protagonists of this year, have been delighted and hope to enjoy and be up to defend the Miguelturra carnival as it deserves”.

Finally, we must remember that José Cañizares and Antonia Nieto will be proclaimed as Major Masks at the Carnival Palace on Saturday, February 25, once the outgoing Major Masks give them the witness, although they will be their inseparable companions in all the official acts during the carnival 2017.