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A representation of the Lorca festival of Muslims, Christians and Jews will participate in the 450th anniversary of the Siege of Vera (29/11/2019)

Lorca has been invited on the occasion of the confirmation acts of the Twinning of the two cities, which will be attended by the mayor, Diego José Mateos, and Deputy Mayor of the municipality, Francisco Morales.

The Councilor for Tourism of the City of Lorca, Francisco Morales, together with the president of the San Clemente Federation, Luis Antonio Torres del Alcázar, have announced the participation of the Lorca festival of Muslims, Christians and Jews of Lorca in the commemoration events of 450 anniversary of the Siege of Vera, which will be celebrated in Vera during this weekend.

Morales has reported that "the San Clemente Federation will participate as a guest in the act of recreation of the Siege of Aben Humeya over the city of Vera, which last September 25 were 450 years old, but we celebrated next to the sister town of Vera tomorrow Saturday in an institutional act. "

As Torres del Alcázar has detailed, "Aben Humeya besieged Vera after the Alpujarras revolt in order to get a direct route to the sea and thus facilitate the entry of the Ottomans into the peninsula and begin the reconquest of Al Andalus. When Vera was under siege they sent two riders to Lorca for help, and Lorca responded and defeated Vera's site. "

On the occasion of this remarkable historical milestone, at 11h.

This Saturday, November 30, the twinning ceremony between the two Town Halls is celebrated in the Plenary Hall of the City Council of Vera.

Then, the recreation of the Siege of Aben Humeya will be carried out by the Padules historical recreation group in the Plaza de la Verja, ending in the Plaza Mayor, and in which the San Clemente Federation group will participate.

Francisco Morales stressed that "the City Council and the San Clemente Federation walk hand in hand when the objective is to spread our holidays, which have the peculiarity that in Lorca they include Jewish culture and the coexistence of the Three Cultures, thus being able to delve into the tourism promotion objectives we have set ourselves. "

At the same time, the mayor of Tourism has stressed that "occasions like this allow us to make more known to our Patron Festivities and culture, as there will be many people from all over the region and province of Almeria who will be able to know our culture and that can be encouraged to visit Lorca ".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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