Last Friday, Pascual Segura presented his new book, "The Auroros de Bigastro. Songs of History and Tradition ". The book is the result of an investigation carried out by the author on the aurora bigastrense tradition which dates back to 1721.
The act of presentation of the book was the starting point for activities scheduled this month in the municipality. On Sunday, 21st October, Bigastro will host the XXXV Regional Encounter of Auroros de la Vega Baja and Bajo Vinalopó, a meeting that will bring together the auroros groups from more than twenty villages.
Teresa María Belmonte Sánchez, mayor of Bigastro, said: "I invite bigastrenses, neighbors of all the towns of the region and tourists, to participate in this traditional day of coexistence, an essential part of our cultural identity, enjoying the visit to our town, knowing our history, tasting our gastronomy and feeling the hospitality of the bigastrenses. "
The mayor also stressed the need for the declaration of this ancestral tradition as an Asset of Cultural Interest in its Immaterial form , "an initiative for which Bigastro City Council shows all its support, since the one of the auroros is one of the most old and beautiful traditions of the region of Vega Baja and Bajo Vinalopó, and therefore requires all necessary measures to disseminate it, as well as to ensure its conservation so that future generations enjoy it and participate in it. "
Program of events for October 21, 2018.
At 5:30 am. Concentration of the participant groups of aurors, in the Plaza de la Constitución.
At 5:45 am. Tour of the Auroros by Bigastro singing the traditional songs of wake up.
At 7:30 am. Prayer of the Holy Rosary in procession presided by the image of Our Lady of the Rosary.
At 8:30 am. In the Huerto del Cura Park, celebration of the Holy Mass.
At 10:30 am. Lunch.