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Experience Marbella’s Vibrant May Crosses Festival – Neighborhood Activities Await You!

April 30, 2024
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Neighborhood Groups to Boost May Crosses Celebration in Marbella

Neighborhood associations in Marbella will be driving the celebration of the May Crosses, a traditional event held in various districts of the municipality. The festivities will take place between the public holiday on Wednesday, May 1st, and Saturday, May 4th. Participating groups include those from Plaza de Toros, Las Albarizas, Mirador de La Torrecilla, and Vázquez Clavel de El Pilar-Miraflores.

Preserving Traditions and Strengthening Community Bonds

Enrique Rodríguez, the Councilor for Citizen Participation, expressed his gratitude to the neighborhood groups for their commitment and dedication to preserving traditions. He was accompanied by neighborhood representatives Rafael Jiménez (Plaza de Toros), Josefa Carrasco (Las Albarizas), and Francisco González (Vázquez Clavel). Rodríguez emphasized that this celebration is not just about floral decorations, but a deeply rooted expression of their culture. He noted that residents not only beautify their streets but also strengthen their community bonds. The program includes activities catering to all tastes and ages.

May 1st: A Day of Food, Fun, and Dance

The first event will take place on May 1st, hosted by the Plaza de Toros Neighborhood Association. From 12:00 to 20:00, a popular paella and children’s entertainment activities, including a Mimosín show and dance academy performances, will be held in the park next to the bullring. On the same day, the Mirador de La Torrecilla neighborhood group will also host an event from 13:00 to 19:00 on the plot located on Buenaventura Street, featuring paella, affordable food, and local dance academy exhibitions.

May 4th: A Day of Free Food Tasting and Dance Performances

On May 4th, from 12:00 to 21:00, the Vázquez Clavel association will take over, offering a free tasting of tripe in the González Badía square. There will also be dance academy performances and a Mimosín show. As a novelty, the queens, ladies, and Miss Sympathy will be chosen for their October festival. Meanwhile, from 10:00 to 13:00, the residents of Las Albarizas will invite attendees to a breakfast in the Auxiliadora Tapia Ruíz square, next to Rodrigo de Triana Street.

Preserving Marbella’s Traditions

Rafael Jiménez reminded everyone that the entire Plaza de Toros neighborhood is involved in this celebration, with significant preparatory work to decorate the cross. Josefa Carrasco detailed that a breakfast with typical Andalusian products will be offered. Lastly, González invited attendees to have a good time and ensure that traditions in Marbella are not lost.

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