Mojacar celebrates Andalucia Day

FEBRUARY 28 will see a series of events organised across Almeria Region to celebrate Andalucia Day.

In Mojacar the festivities will begin in earnest in the town hall square at noon with the raising of the Andalucian flag. This will be followed by an energetic exhibition of Zumba at the Plaza Nueva and a release of balloons to mark the festival.

At 2pm at the Plaza Parterre, a giant paella will be cooked with free helpings for allcomers, courtesy of the town hall.

At 6pm in the Centro de Usos Multiples (formerly known as the Artisan Centre) there will be a traditional concert performed by local schools and groups including The School of Music Choir Yolanda Parra, the guitar group Pedro Clemente, the pro-danza School Nicky Mainstone, the Spanish dance school Gustavo Criado, the Oriental dance school Fatima Perestrello and the Rociero choir Embrujo Mojaquero.

Finallly, at 11pm to conclude the festivities at the Centro de Usos Multiples, there will be a performance by pop-flamenco group Los Jereles, who will entertain the crowds with their versions of flamenco numbers with a pop twist.

There will also be a bar to raise funds for the AECC, a Spanish cancer charity.

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