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Rogelio and Joaquin claim the provinciality in his opening speech based on the history and culture of Cartagena (16/09/2016)

Cartagena, a city with three thousand years of history, revives its glorious past with the celebration of lavigésimo seventh edition of the festival of Carthaginians and Romans.

The celebrations have begun his career tonight with the lighting of the sacred fire and read the proclamation that this year was carried out by the gráficosRogelio and Joaquin artists.

Hundreds of revelers cartageneros and have concentrated on the Town Hall Square to enjoy all unespectáculo of images, lights and sound in which troops and legions have staged their historic confrontation.

The ceremony started with the landing at dusk and lit the sacred fire, in the Historic Cerro El Molinete.

After that in the town hall square and after the introductions of different troops and legions and harangues of Hannibal and Scipio general, there has been the appointment of Festero Honoris Causa, which this year went to Juan Arroyo.

The words of the mayor of Cartagena, Jose Lopez, and the president of the Federation of Carthaginians and Romans, Javier Ibernon, from the balcony of the Town Hall have warmed the atmosphere before the opening speech.

The mayor began his speech like he did in his opening speech last year, with an appeal to the citizens of Cartagena as current heirs of Rome and Carthage.

Lopez has highlighted the value of these fiestasporque recover and extol a part of our identity, a fragment of our extensive history, and place value on one of the many historical episodes of our intangible heritage, our contribution to the development and progress is made civilization.

Finally, the mayor has called for the unity of the Carthaginians and Romanospara that together fight for our past, and more importantly, for our future.

After the mayor, Rogelio García illustrator and historian Joaquín Alcaraz, known for his work as graphic artists, have begun reading the opening speech, after being introduced by their own cartoons and elhumor that always has characterized them.

Criers have made a review of the most important episodes in the history of the city and illustrious suspersonajes.

A Joaquin Carthaginian to the hilt, and Rogelio Romano to the core, characterized by the clothing of the era have staged their characters to an audience delivered to their constant references to culture and tradition aladroque with michirones and Asia included.

Alluding to the cantonal time has been one of the highlights of the proclamation to claim the provinciality of Cartagena, a city fraught history was the capital of the province of Cartagaginensis and who is denied the provinciality.

Another ovations of the night has come up with the claim of International Tourist deInterés recognition for the holidays.

He has not missed the harangue to the festeros a review of the issues that focus today of the city as elacondicionamiento Hospital del Rosell, the route of the Mediterranean Corridor, the state of the Mar Menor or the late arrival of the AVE.

To end the evening, after the reading of the proclamation, representatives of the Consistory with partiers have inciado a joint march from the Town Hall Square to the site of the festivities where inaugurated the camp and kindled the sacred fire, after eleven at night.

Among the authorities present at the balcony the president of the Regional Assembly, Rosa Peñalver was;

the Minister of Culture of the Regional Government, Noelia Arroyo;

and Deputy Mayor, Ana Belén Castejon.


To publicize this event and reach as many people as possible, even beyond our borders, it has been able to follow the opening speech, both live and recorded, through the channel of the City of Cartagena on youtube, the following link

Also this year, with the idea of ​​making the opening speech of the festival of Carthaginians and Romans to laspersonas hearing impaired accessible, the Department of Tourism has provided first translation into sign language through an interpreter who is able to follow through a giant television screen placed before the public.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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