PUPILS at the Mojacar primary school enjoyed a real taste of tradition, celebrating Andalucia Day with a typical Andalucian breakfast.
The more than 350 children tucked into bread with fresh tomato and olive oil laid on by Mojacar Council and the school in their morning break time. The local Catering College had prepared the 30 kilos of tomato, and parents pitched in to organise tables and to make sure every child got their share.
The children were marking the regional holiday a few days early due to the February 28 overlap with carnival celebrations, but they got into the full Andalucia Day spirit, dressing up for the day in traditional costumes or with accessories like flowers, neckerchiefs, hats and caps.
Mojacar Culture Councillor Raquel Belmonte described the regional day breakfast as a great way to encourage the youngsters to keep popular traditions alive and to appreciate local produce and the Mediterranean diet.