A night to shine on the streets of Rodalquilar

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A night to shine on the streets of Rodalquilar Credit: Wikinaut on Wikimedia Commons

RODALQUILAR shone in the glow of 4,000 candles when the village celebrated its annual festival focusing on a more traditional way of life.

Thousands turned out to enjoy the Night of the Candles, which this year took the eastern Mediterranean as its central theme.

Events included a street procession with more than 40 entertainers, including jugglers, musicians and characters on stilts representing the different cultures of the Mediterranean, ancient gods and more contemporary themes like pollution.

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Commenting on the event, Culture councillor and provincial deputy Yolanda Lozano underlined the importance of what she described as “a rich and varied cultural programme so that both visitors and residents feel part of our land and our traditions.”

Lozano said the number of people attending the Night of the Candles was a motivation to continue developing events of this kind.


Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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