By Cathy Elelman • 28 February 2020 • 18:12
TOURIST ATTRACTION: The Festivities councillor made the point Vera’s Easter Week events attract good numbers of visitors
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Vera
VERA is building up to this year’s Easter week celebrations.
Mayor Jose Carmelo Jorge Blanco and Festivities councillor Amparo Garcia unveiled the poster which will be used to advertise all the processions in an act staged at the Nuestra Señora de la Encarnacion parish church, and attended by representatives of the municipality’s different Easter associations.
The poster uses a photograph by Juan Manuel Jodar and arrangements by Pedro Flores, and features a figure of the Virgin Mary of Grace and Hope and of John the Evangelist.
The locality’s different brotherhoods take it in turn to design the poster, and this year the responsibility was in the hands of the Real y Venerable Hermandad de San Juan Evangelista y Cristo de la Misericordia (the Royal and Venerable Brotherhood of John the Evangelist and Christ of Mercy).
The council also distributed copies of Vera’s official Easter Week guide. It includes details of all the programmed acts and processions, as well as photographs and information about each brotherhood.
The Festivities councillor took the opportunity to thank all Vera’s Easter association for their “great effort and dedication every year to organise Easter Week, highlighting the value of Vera’s rich culture and heritage.”
The councillor described it as “a very important tourist attraction for our municipality as many visitors come to Vera at this time of year for Easter Week.”
Jorge Blanco underlines the collaboration of the local authority to ensure “Easter Week retains its splendor and continues to be a tourist attraction, a time of year of marked religious meaning which unites the whole Christian community.”
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