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.
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.