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Redován gives the kick-off to the parties with the presentation of the book and the poster announcer

Redován 25/7/2018. Redován launches its patron saint festivities in honor of the Virgin of Health and San Miguel with the presentation of the book of festivities, an authentic compilation of the most important events of the last year in the municipality and a sample of the history of it through of old photos and experiences of neighbors who have participated in the preparation of the publication. The mayor, Emilio Fernández, and the councilor of Fiestas, Nely Ruiz, have been commissioned to present the book, an act in which they have accompanied the author of the cover, Laura Torres Cantos, whose work will also illustrate the posters of the celebrations redovanenses.

Nely Ruiz has reported the multitude of acts prepared by the City for more than a month of parties, since the program starts on August 25 with the opening speech by Emilio Peñalver, the election and the coronation of the queens of the parties and continues until September 29, when they will close with the festivity of San Miguel. The mayor explained that before that act “we will pick up the candidates for queens, flagmen, sultana, captain, wench and other festive charges, who will be offered a reception in the Consistory.” As in previous years the first Sunday of holidays will be marked by water, with the installation of the large water slide and water castle on Pablo Iglesias Street, “while in the afternoon it will be the turn of the music in charge of the Musical Union of Redován, who will offer us a concert in honor of the Virgin of Health with the works submitted to the contest of pasodobles organized through the Department of Culture, “said Ruiz.

The following weekend, Saturday, September 1, will start the big week with the Flower Offering to the patron and the shot of the chupinazo, at nine o’clock at night from the balcony of the City Hall. “This year the person in charge will be the Festera de Honor Mari Carmen Ruiz Martínez, belonging to the Peña El Volante”, said Ruiz, who recalled that later it will be the Retreat that will culminate with the foam party in the Plaza de la Cruz. On Sunday 2, the courtyard of the Sacred Hearts School will house the traditional grass and spinning exhibition by Barraca La Gramaera and the program continues on the night of September 5, “which will be when the barracks open”, indicated the councilor

On Thursday, September 6 will be repeated an act that has been very popular among festeros and neighbors, the Charanga Tapeo with the Los Feos orchestra that will tour the bars of Redován and at night, at the door of the church, the Serenade will take place to the Virgin of Health. On Friday the 7th, the eve of the patron saint’s day, the General Parade of Peñas, Barracas and Reinas will be held, starting at nine o’clock at night in the Plaza de la Cruz and then the City Council has prepared a festival in the Plaza de la Peace.

On Saturday, September 8, a large day in Redován, a Spanish flag will be hoisted on the door of the church just before the 12 noon Mass that the Manos Unidas Choir will sing. At half past one, the Aarón Vidal street will be inaugurated, dedicated to a Valencian soldier who died in service and before eating, the people of Cadiz will enjoy a mascletá in the Plaza Miguel Hernández. In the afternoon, at 8:00 pm, the Virgen de la Salud will leave in procession, which will have a fireworks display in its collection. That night the festival will be repeated in the Plaza de la Paz.

The morning of Sunday 9 September has been reserved for the little ones, who can enjoy a children’s party foam in the Plaza Miguel Hernández, and from eight o’clock in the afternoon will be launched in the bullfighting enclosure the traditional ‘Save me’, heifer afternoons to be held on September 9 and 11.

On Saturday, September 15, the White Party will take place, for which, as in previous years, it will be necessary to register with the City Council and will have the performance of the Stolen and DJ group, while on Sunday, the 16th from 9:00 a.m. will celebrate the 15th edition of the Classical Motorcycle Encounter at the facilities of Los Pasos. That same day at 11:30 in the Plaza de la Paz we will enjoy a photography exhibition and a judo exhibition.

The Multicolor Parade is reserved for September 22 from eight in the afternoon, this year with prizes for the best costumes, and when finishing in the Plaza de la Paz there will be a tribute to Mecano and U2. Sunday 23 in the morning, the children’s games will fill the same Plaza de la Paz, in whose stage will take place on Friday 28 a musical performance by the Orquesta Club Eterno.

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To close the program on Saturday, September 29, the festivity of San Miguel, patron of Redován, the sung mass will be celebrated at 12 noon and at 8:00 p.m. the procession will depart, at the end of which the dawn will be fired. The program closes with the tribute to Spanish music that the Musical Union of Redován will perform.

The mayor, Emilio Fernandez, said that the City Council “and in this case the Department of Festivals has prepared a program for all audiences that can enjoy from the smallest to the elderly in the house.” The mayor has pointed out the “quality of the holiday book, which undoubtedly is for each house in Redován keep one, because it is the history of our people,” and stressed that this year has included a campaign in the publication march by the La Vega Mancomunidad and the Equality Agency of which the municipality is a part, which recommends to the festeras “to enjoy with talent”, without overdoing alcohol, and where the campaign against street harassment has also been included made specifically for the holidays, “with which we follow the initiative #notienesmipermiso that collects signatures to eradicate this type of violence through legislation.” The mayor also presented some orange bracelets with the ‘hastag’ #notienesmipermiso that has indicated that volunteers will be available to any woman who feels harassed during the holidays.

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