HUERCAL-OVERA has celebrated the Costa Almeria’s multicultural makeup with an event showcasing the music, food, folklore and traditions of the home countries of the municipality’s foreign resident population.
Nationals from 16 different nations took part in what was the sixth edition of the annual ‘Encuentro de Migración Intercultural’ (Meeting of Intercultural Migration): Argentina, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Morocco, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Senegal, Venezuela, the Ukraine, Belgium, and of course Spain.
Huercal-Overa Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez and Well-Being councillor Maria del Mar Meca were among the hundreds of people who went along to enjoy the multi-national get-together at the municipal sports centre on Sunday.
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The mayor said the meeting “reinforces the bonds and ties which the whole community which makes up our municipality must have”, adding that this meant “cultural enrichment” for everyone.
Fernandez also said she believed an intercultural spirit was important in all the activities which the local council and different associations organise in order to ensure no group feels excluded.