Cantoria recovery strengthens Cattle Fair



Cantoria Town Council continues in its efforts to recover the Cattle Fair, one of the hallmarks of the old town and became the most important of all the Almanzora Valley, lasting three days and always on the weekend closest to 20 November. The presence of dealers Villaricos, Vera, Antas, Albox, Puerto Lumbreras, Lorca and even Alicante, Castellon and Valencia among many others sought a volume of transactions only approached neighboring Baza, in the province of Granada. Although today its importance as a market is not the same, the Consistory has organized an extensive program of activities around the fair in order to attract not only the buying public, but tourists and visitors to the county itself an important attempt to recover old traditions that are part of the popular culture of the valley, such as dances binges or ribbon race horse.

From nine o'clock on Saturday 18 November enclosure next to the old train station will be open to the public for operations of pigs, equines and other species while will start to sample III Perdiz chickens in the same area, with the possibility of buying some copies. Also during the morning will be held an exhibition of different species of birds like goldfinches, canaries and exotic birds, all this as a sign of love of ornithology important that exists in the area.

Organizers regale the audience with a giant paella at two in the afternoon and from the threes a traditional dance exhibition will be held parrandas, the traditional dances of the northern and eastern regions of the province of Almería (Velez, Levante Almeriense and Valle del Almanzora), and Murcia, Fields of Hellín and the region of the Sierra de Segura in the province of Albacete.

The desktop will also be entertained by the quintet "La Brisa" and performances by Carmen Carrillo, but apart from the artistic and folkloric, one of the highlights of the day will be the big horse run tape.

Programming around traditional festivals November, However begin this weekend with a meal in favor of the Spanish Association Against Cancer, at two in the afternoon of Sunday and two roles in theater, a Thursday 16 November with the representation of zarzuela African duo and another on Friday, day 17 with the representation of the work Jesters Buffet.

November activities close Sunday 26 with a guided tour of the trail called "Mailman Road" linking the towns of Cantoria and Líjar, travel around 15 kilometers.