Nerja’s patriotic parade honors American independence

Nerja celebrates US Independence Image: Nerja Town Hall.

THE historic streets of Nerja will once again come alive with scenes from the American War of Independence during the second annual Historical Parade on July 5, commemorating the US Independence Day and honouring Bernardo de Gálvez. De Gálvez, a notable resident of Macharaviaya, played a crucial role in the American fight for independence.

Local Leaders Celebrate Cultural and Tourist Ties

The parade was introduced at the Balcón de Europa, with Nerja’s mayor, José Alberto Armijo, and Macharaviaya’s mayor, Antonio Campos, presenting the event alongside other local officials and participants dressed in historical costumes. Armijo expressed gratitude to Macharaviaya for choosing Nerja to unveil the event and emphasised the importance of cultural and tourist ties between the towns.

Macharaviaya’s Spectacular July 4 Celebration

Antonio Campos announced that this year’s July 4 celebration in Macharaviaya will be the most spectacular yet, noting that the town has been hosting this event since 2009 to depict key battles involving Bernardo de Gálvez, a celebrated hero in the United States.

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Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!