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The PP requests to declare the Miraculous Festival of the Purísima de Mazarrón of Regional Tourist Interest (09/12/2016)

The Popular parliamentary group has released this morning the motion presented at the Regional Assembly for the regional government to promote the declaration of Regional Tourist Interest for the Miracle Festivities of the Purísima de Mazarrón.

A well-deserved recognition, in the words of the popular deputy, Domingo Segado, given the great social relevance they have acquired in recent years attracting visitors, pilgrims and thousands of thousands of Mazarron.

In a press conference in the municipality of Mazarrón along with the mayor, Alicia Jiménez, MP of the PP in the Assembly, Domingo Segado said that it is an initiative that responds to a municipal request and we hope to obtain the support of the rest of Groups.

Domingo Segado has emphasized among the events that concentrate the festival, the Pilgrimage of the Miracle, the most participatory event of all those celebrated in the town of Mazarrón that gathers around the coast of Bolnuevo thousands of pilgrims who enjoy a day by the sea , An act above all, fraternization and brotherhood.

The popular autonomic deputy has recalled the origins of this festival linked to the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception who is credited with the miracle of saving the people from the plunder of the Berber pirates in the sixteenth century, an event dated November 17, 1585 Resulted in the Immaculate being recognized as the patroness of Mazarron, grew an enormous fervor for her and that the pilgrimage was the popular expression of that great devotion.

Mowed also recalled that the religious aspect of the festival has to add its historical connotations as it evokes a chapter in the history of Mazarron starring the frequent incursions of the Berber pirates from North Africa.

And it adds that according to reports and records of witnesses of the time, the Virgin frightened the stalkers who abandoned in one of their flight a standard, today restored and exposed in the Sanctuary of the Purísima in Mazarrón.

The Chapel of Bolnuevo built in 1946 next to the Tower of the Horses of the sixteenth century, welcomes the image of the Immaculate Conception throughout the year and is the arrival point of the pilgrimage.

Domingo Segado believes that the reception and popular projection of the Miracle Feasts make them worthy of this regional badge, a festival that has helped to cement the identity of the people of Mazarrón and strengthen the ties of union between the Mazarron.

Source: GPP

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