COSTA ALMERIA NEWS: Mojacar sees in New Year with big open-to-all party

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PACKED: More than 600 people gathered in the church square to welcome 2020. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Mojacar

MORE than 600 local people and visitors gathered in Mojacar village’s church square to see in the New Year and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

As every year, the council organised an open-to-all celebration, providing over 600 bags of grapes and glasses of champagne ready to toast the start of 2020.

As the Santa Maria Church clock struck midnight, everyone joined in the tradition of eating 12 grapes to the chimes of the clock bells, colourful fireworks then lighting up Mojacar’s sky, followed by music and dancing.

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Mojacar Mayor Rosmari Cano and members of the local authority were on hand to distribute the grapes and champagne. There were also some extra surprises this year, including a fun photocall as a reminder of this night of San Silvestre, one of the most important dates on the calendar.

The Mayor said she was delighted that so many people, and of different nationalities, had joined in the New Year’s Eve party, including a good number of visitors who had opted to spend the New Year in Mojacar.

The council promised it is already planning novelties for next year’s event.


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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