By Matthew Roscoe • 24 August 2020 • 16:06
Santa Pola City Council are determined to keep the festivities alive with a magazine and programme planned for this year’s Patron Saints Festival, despite restrictions due to Covid-19.
THE launch of ‘Santa Pola: Festes Patronals 2020,’ a festive magazine giving a brief historical overview of this unprecedented year, includes collaborations from columnists, photographers and designers in order to shape this unique publication.
Inside the magazine, which is to celebrate the Patron Saints Festival, the collaborators discuss the impact the virus has had on them and discuss an overview of the world during the pandemic, recommending positive ways to live in this current climate as well as cultural articles.
It discusses the creation and subsequent restoration of the first altarpiece of the Patron Saint the Virgin of Loreto burned in 1936, the description of the different stages of construction and subsequent extensions of the port of Santa Pola as well as reflections of different personalities of Santa Pola social life.
The magazine is free and you can pick up one copy per person registered in the town, upon presentation of ID, on August 25, 26 and 27 at: House of Culture from 10am to 12pm and 6pm to 8pm and the town hall from 6pm to 8pm.
In addition to the magazine, a series of activities are programmed to take place in the first week of September.
The activities will be held in the El Palmeral Auditorium and Patio de Armas del Castillo, and are free of charge, with pre-assigned chairs and limited capacity, in order to comply with all current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.
On September 7, the offering to the Patron can be made between 10am and 10pm to avoid crowds. Similarly, for the same reason, on September 8 from midday to 10.00pm, the procession of the Virgin of Loreto will be enabled for all those who want to visit it.
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