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The GPP spokesman named Honorary Member of the Abanilla festivities for promoting his declaration of National Tourist Interest (22/04/2017)

The spokesman of the Popular parliamentary group, Victor Martinez, has been named by the Federation of Associations of Moors and Christians Brotherhood of the Holy Cross of Abanilla as Honorary Member in recognition of the impulse that the PP has given in the Regional Assembly for the declarations of These holidays of National Tourist Interest.

Víctor Martínez will pick up his appointment tonight in the act of the Pregón and Crowning of the Queens that is celebrated in the pavilion of sports of the municipality.

The People's Party won, last April, the unanimity of all parliamentary groups to support the national recognition of the traditional festivals of Abanilla that go back centuries and unite the whole town.

Víctor Martínez emphasized in his speech before the plenary of the Assembly the fervor, passion, sentiment and devotion that awaken among the abanilleros his celebrations whose origins go back to the year 1598. And the organization in kábilas and mesnadas recovers in the year 1997 , Also the parade of Moors and Christians of May 1 and the birth in 1976 of the Association of Moors and Christians Santa Cruz, recalled the popular spokesman,

This festive and cultural event stands out for the high level of participation, more than 1,200 people over 18 years which means more than 35 per cent of the population participates in the Festival of Moors and Christians of Abanilla, taking into account that the The population census of the municipality is approximately 3,300 people.

The festivals count from the year 1986 with the declaration of Regional Tourist Interest.

Source: GPP

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