And this year it’s going on until 6,30 am! All restrictions on music from businesses have been lifted over the weekend, meaning the music will be rocking all weekend as the plug doesn’t have to be pulled until 6.30 am. Carry on drinking for another 30 minutes and the bars will be opening again for breakfast… The PSOE side of the coalition have organised a whopping fiesta (with an associated cost, but hey, it’s fiesta Continue reading Get ready to party or book a hotel out of town, the Turre fiesta is here→
In a surprise move, Turre council has put out to tender the two bars that will be permitted at this years feria. If you want to run one of them it will cost you 2,500€ plus 200€ flat fee for water & electricity. You’ll also need to have all your paperwork in order and a public liability insurance minimum of 50k. Each bar must have a minimum of 15 tables and 60 chairs. You’ll also Continue reading Turre puts out tender for bars during the feria, puts limits on prices→
A radio interview from 2010 is currently doing the rounds in Turre where the current Mayor, Arturo Grima, appears to admit to having evaded tax by paying €60,000 from townhall coffers towards the town fiesta in 2007 without declaring taxes. Arturo was Mayor of Turre from 1995-1999, when he was barred from re-election for 8 years for abuse of office during his term. He promptly returned as soon as the Law allowed in 2007, when Continue reading Turre Mayor appears to admits tax evasion with townhall cash to pay for the feria…→
UK policeman at Notting Hill carnival this weekend: Spanish police at a recent feria carrying out random breath tests on pedestrians: Ah, thank heavens we’re in the free for all laid back party going state of España , eh? While we’re on the subject of Spanish coppers, here’ s an (illustrated) Spanish joke: hur hur hur!
It’s what used to be known as the gitano fiesta, but has now been re-branded as the Fiestas de Santiago el Apostol in an attempt to market it to the guiris. When we were kids we weren’t welcomed up there, but times have changed, and no gitano is too proud to strum his guitar for a lovely lady, or if no lovely lady is around, some daft yet wealthy tourists. You’ll hear the caterwauling of Continue reading Santiago fiesta next week in Turre→
Here are the schedules for this weeks fiesta in Garrucha. Click on the images to make them bigger, and don’t blame me, this is how I got them from the tourism office.
It’s the Turre fiestas de Santiago this weekend (20 – 22 July). San Santiago actually has his shindigs on the 25th (which is a public holiday in Galicia) but hey, let’s have it over the weekend. San Santiago is, apart from being the patron saint of Galicia, the saint of the gitanos and so there is a strong flamenco / gypsy flavour to his saint’s day in Andalucia, especially in Turre, where this fiesta used Continue reading Turre fiesta this weekend: programme of events→
VIRGEN DEL CARMEN 2012 PATRONA DE GARRUCHA Y DE LAS GENTES DE LA MAR ACTOS EN HONOR A LA SANTÍSIMA VIRGEN DEL CARMEN
From the Garrucha tourist office: VIRGEN DEL CARMEN 2012 PATRONA DE GARRUCHA Y DE LAS GENTES DE LA MAR ACTOS EN HONOR A LA SANTÍSIMA VIRGEN DEL CARMEN: DOMINGO 8 DE JULIO 19:00 H. – SALIDA DE LA HERMANDAD, AUTORIDADES Y GRUPO DE PESCADORAS DESDE LA ERMITA DE LA VIRGEN DEL CARMEN HACIA EL PUERTO-LONJA. ACOMPAÑÁNDONOS LA ASOCIACIÓN MUSICAL EX MARI – ORTA 19:30 H. – SANTA MISA Y OFRENDA FLORAL EN LA LONJA. VIERNES Continue reading Garrucha fiesta programme→
A number of people have asked me when the 2012 Turre fiesta is. So I went and looked it up. The Saint’s day is the 4th Oct which is Thursday, so the festivities, such as they will be in this year of austerity, will run until Sunday, as both Thursday4 th and Friday 5th are holidays in the village this year. Here’s the official 2012 list of all fiestas in all the villages of Almería Continue reading Turre fiesta 2012→