"Vera remembers his past, live your present and has a great future”
The mayor veratense, Felix Lopez, together with the Councillor for Culture, Isabel de Haro, and the president of the Association of Moors and Christians Vera, José Manuel Ramírez, yesterday presented the third edition of the Moors and Christians festival at the Government Delegation of the Junta de Andalucía, an act that was attended by the territorial delegate of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Alfredo Valdivia, who in his speech referred to the intense activity of tourism promotion undertaken by the City Council veratense throughout the year with an extensive and attractive tourist, from culture to cuisine, from its parties to accessible tourism. "I want to highlight", added Alfredo Valdivia, "That the Minister of Tourism and Sports has opted for the Levante region of Almería globally and jointly. It is about positioning it as a tourist reference in the province of Almería with the fundamental objectives of setting the destination of the Levante of Almería as a brand of quality and competitiveness, in addition to diversifying its offer beyond the sun and beach, and distribute tourist flows over time, managing to combat tourist seasonality ". The Delegate of Culture and Sports recalled at this point, the specific Plan for the tourist promotion of the Levante of Almeria that will soon see the light, at the same time that he congratulated the Association of Moors and Christians of Vera for having retaken a tradition, that of the capitulations granted to the Nasrid Veratenses who, by different historical avatars, was abolished in the year 1919.
For his part, Mayor Vera recalled the various circumstances that occurred Moors and Christians veratenses "until, Year 2014, a group of men and women of Vera interested in the history of their town, They give shape to a dream that become reality. Are the current Moors and Christians Vera, thanks to the Cultural Association headed by José Manuel Ramírez, a party is held in honor of the capitulations of Vera and in honor of our customs because, in the end, they are what form the hallmarks of a people ". "A people that does not recognize its history, that does not have identity signs, it is a town that has no future ", concluded. In the same sense, the Councilor for Culture and Tourism manifested, Isabel de Haro, which highlighted the support of the City Council of Vera to the Cultural Association of Moors and Christians for the effort made each year and that each year it exceeds its objectives, by combining three facets: culture, tourism and holidays, attractions to visit Vera.
José Manuel Ramírez, President of the Cultural Association of Moors and Christians of Vera, He made a brief cultural and historical journey from the peaceful takeover of the city by King Ferdinand to the present. José Manuel Ramírez spoke of a figure, of a very peculiar fictional character named María García, a Moorish woman expelled from Vera and is represented with a plea in poetic prose that was read at the presentation of the festivities by Concha Fernández.