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Mojácar is a Ferrero Rocher 2022 Competition Finalist

Mojácar is now a finalist in the “Together we shine brighter” competition organised by the well-known chocolates brand Ferrero Rocher for this Christmas 2022.

Mojácar, Ainsa and Santillana del Mar will have to face a new stage in which a final effort to recapture all the votes gained up until now will take the municipality to the finish line and dream Christmas illuminations that will remain permanently in the locality.

From today 1st December at 10am until 11.59pm on 11th December, the voting is open again for the three finalists. In this new phase, everyone who has voted must do so again via the same links or QR codes set up for this.

Mojácar Council plans to continue with its vote-capturing campaign with the aim of gaining strength in this final stretch and taking Mojácar to the goal set: to be the winners of “Together we shine brighter 2022”.

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Among the planned activities Mojácar has the “Ferrero Challenge”, which will involve getting together the greatest number of people having a Ferrero Rocher chocolate at the same time. To beat the record, the local authority has put out a general appeal to all those who want to take part to come along to Mojácar Playa’s seafront promenade (the Lance Nuevo beach area in front of the Pueblo Indalo), next Sunday 4th December. It will undoubtedly be a great opportunity to collaborate on this campaign, to enjoy the challenge set with the family, as well as a free tombola and children’s games.

Mojácar Mayor, Rosa María Cano and the local council have thanked all the Mojácar local residents and those of Almería province for their collaboration, as well as the thousands of people who over recent days have unreservedly supported the municipality in the Ferrero Rocher competition, giving special thanks for all the support and the love received.

Important figures like David Bisbal, ambassador for Almería, the journalist Carlos Herrera, recently awarded the province’s gold medal, the journalist Isabel Jiménez and her colleague David Cantero, the flamenco singer Miguel Campello, the musicians Jorge Pardo and Josemi Carmona, the Almerian chef and first MasterChef winner Juan Manuel, designer Sergi Regal, actress Luisa Martín, world kitesurfing champion Osaia Reding, and many more have shown their support for Mojácar.

There has been no lack of institutional support either, such as that of the Almería Provincial Council President, the mayors of the province’s localities and trade unionist Cándido Méndez, who described Mojácar as having “the best light of the Mediterranean”.

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But there is no doubt that the popular support for Mojácar has been on a scale never seen before in the province. The dissemination of the image of Mojácar, and therefore of Almería province, linked to Christmas has had a very high media reach, both online and offline.

Rosa María Cano wanted to give her congratulations for this important step to all those who have collaborated in one way or another and congratulate them because this has been everyone’s success, and thanks to the undivided coming together for Mojácar.

A great support which it is hoped will be repeated and exceeded in the coming days, and for which Mojácar asks for the collaboration of the whole of Andalucía and the rest of Spain.

To be the winners of this campaign would help the province and the locality in the struggle against the seasonal nature of tourism, generating an unprecedented economic and promotional boost for the region.

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Mojácar Extends the Period of the Christmas Illuminations

Mojácar’s attractive Christmas decorations thanks to being the winner of the Ferrero Rocher “Together we shine brighter” contest, added to the offers from traders and the hospitality sector, have made the municipality one of the must-sees this Christmas.

Every night Mojacar receives a large number of visitors, who come to enjoy the festive atmosphere that runs through the whole of the locality’s old town.

Given the raised expectations, Mojácar Council wants to let everyone who wants to gaze at these spectacular illuminations know that they will remain on, for the time being, and as a minimum, until the end of January, not ruling out the possibility of extending this period further and as already announced by the Mayor, Rosa María Cano.

With this decision, Mojácar Council wants to give thanks for the support fired up throughout the province in the campaign to become the competition winners and hence give the opportunity to all those who wish to enjoy the illuminations, without having to rush and without the need to stay within the limited calendar of the traditional dates of Christmas.

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This way Mojácar will shine brighter for longer and remain open for many more dates to be able to come to the municipality.

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Firefighters Donate Three Fire Engines to the Centre for the Hospitalised Children

The Levante Almeriense Firefighters’ Association has been to the paediatrics department to visit the hospitalised children and to make a donation of three fire engines for them to use during their hospital stay on these such important days.

These trucks are automatic and able to be steered by the parents of the hospitalised children or by the children themselves if they are a bit older. They also have a built-in Bluetooth music selection system, sirens, and are equipped with lights for emergencies.

The fire engines have been decorated by the firefighters themselves with all the emblems, shields and anagrams to make them replicas as similar as possible to the ones that they use. They have also devised a special system for fixing a hook so that there is the possibility of hanging IV bags or medications and they can be used by everyone without any hindrance.

They were received at the Huércal-Overa Inmaculada Hospital by the Health Delegate, Juan de la Cruz, the Inmaculada Hospital Manager, José Miguel Medina, and the paediatrics service Management Team and health personnel, who thanked them for their generosity towards the hospitalised children and their parents, an appointment they don’t fail to keep both at Christmas and throughout the year.

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For their part, the members of the Levante Almeriense Firefighters Consortium feel very pleased at having been able to repeat this visit that they never miss at Christmas, except those required due to lock down, and for having managed to bring happiness and smiles to the patients and their parents, making them forget the hospital routine, even if it is only for one morning; one of the aims that, for years, they have fulfilled at this time of year.

A touching gesture by the Levante Almeriense Firefighters team, which together with other initiatives, such as collaboration with different NGOs, sports events, etc., expresses their closeness to and their wish to be in contact with the public.

Added to the important work that the firefighters carry out in our society, they go a step further in their commitment to solidarity and assistance, with this type of initiative.

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The Traditional Festival of Nine Lessons is Celebrated in Mojácar

As has become a regular in Mojácar’s Christmas celebrations, the locality’s two most important religious communities came together for the Festival of Nine Lessons, a meeting of Catholic and Anglican faithful gathered around the reading of Genesis, in both languages, as well as an exchange of traditional Christmas carols from both cultures.

The celebration was officiated by the Mojácar Santa María Catholic Church Parish Priest, Victor Manuel Fernández, and the Costa de Almería Anglican minister, Alwyn Carter.

As is customary, the gathering was held in the Mojácar Santa María Parish Church, and was attended by Spanish and British faithful, Catholics and Anglicans, who jointly and emotionally celebrated this time of Advent, a prelude to the most important days of the year for the faithful of both communities.

The readings by the faithful begin with the Old Testament. By the hand of the prophet Isiah the birth of Jesus is announced and through the apostles Luke, Matthew and John, the impact of his birth on the world is related. The lessons, in Spanish and English, are interspersed with Christmas carols, also typical of both cultures.

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The Anglican tradition of holding the Nine Lessons Festival during Advent dates back to 1880, when the Archbishop of Canterbury designed the service for the eve of Christmas in Cornwall in the UK. It’s a service of nine short lessons from the Bible in which the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus is usually outlined.

The ceremony ended with the performance by the British and Spanish faithful of the well-known carol “Adeste fideles” (O Come, All Ye Faithful), sung in the original Latin.

Decorated for Christmas, the Santa María Parish Church, has an addition to its original charm as a place of meditation, highlighting the Parish Nativity scene, which is always set up by the Mojácar parishioners.

The Nativity, of great beauty, is the work of the Murcian creator Jesús Griñán from the locality Puente Tocinos, where there are the best Nativity scene makers in Murcia, and which has a grand modelling tradition.

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Although the central figures of the Nativity scene have been in the parish for a long time, new passages from the life of Jesus have been acquired over time from the same sculptor, so that today it is a display of great artistic and cultural value with movable figures that recreate the different trades of the time.

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