- Judith Espinosa is Queen of Sympathy, Belén Cascales receives the crown of Youth and Cristina Martínez is proclaimed Queen of Festivities
The management holidays in honor of the Virgin of Health of Redován began their journey last Saturday with the election and coronation of queens for this year 2019. Cristina Martínez Barberá is already the Queen of the Fiestas of the municipality, while Judith Espinosa Santos and Belén Cascales Manzano were chosen as Queen of Sympathy and Queen of Youth, respectively. In addition, the reading of the proclamation of parties, by Miguel Monera Martínez, put the finishing touch to the event that took place in the Plaza de la Paz, and that marked the beginning of a complete program of activities that will take place until next September 29th.
After the exhibition of grass and yarn made by the Barraca La Gramaera and the refreshing activities related to water that took place throughout Sunday, the programming of the festivities continues this week with the opening of barracks from 21:00 hours on September the 4th. Thursday at noon will be when joy and music will be on the streets of Redován thanks to the Charanga-Tapeo.
The Flower Offering will start on Friday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. from Plaza Miguel Hernández, after which the shot of the Great Chupinazo will take place from the balcony of the City Hall in charge of the Festero de Honor, César Vegara Cuadrado, representative for Los Templarios. Upon completion, the Retreta will take place until the Plaza de la Cruz. Saturday will be the day to enjoy the General Parade of Peñas, Barracas and Queens from 9:00 p.m. starting at the Plaza de la Cruz and the Serenade to the Virgin of Health at the church of San Miguel at 00:30, with a special Verbena dedicated to the elders of the municipality in the courtyard of the Sacred Hearts school after its completion.
The week will conclude with the big day the festivities, the one dedicated to the patron saint, the Virgin of Health, on Sunday, September 8th. The day will begin with a solemn Mass in hes honor from 12:00 noon. In the afternoon, at 8:00 p.m., the procession dedicated to the Virgin will begin, with fireworks and Gran Verbena firing at the Plaza de la Paz at its end.
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.