The San Isidro Labrador Festivities in Yecla (Murcia) have been declared today of National Tourist Interest after the resolution signed by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés, in recognition of the cultural values ​​and long cultural tradition that they represent.

"The artisanal elaboration by the peñas of the more than 60 floats that usually participate in the Great Parade, representing aspects related to farming, turn these festivals into celebrations full of originality and tourist attraction for all visitors who come to Yecla on those dates ”, has valued the Secretary of State.

With today's declaration, the number of Festivals of National Tourist Interest in Spain rises to 151, eight of them in the Region of Murcia. In fact, Yecla also has its patron saint festivities in honor of the Virgen del Castillo, which are held at the beginning of December, declared of National Tourist Interest.

Held since 1943

Although its origin is older, the San Isidro festivities in Yecla (Murcia) have been celebrated annually since 1943. They were declared of Regional Tourist Interest in 2004.

The different acts that make up this celebration, from the election and proclamation of the Queens and Ladies of the Festivities, the Proclamation, the Eucharistic celebrations dedicated to the saint, festivals, parades, performances by folk groups, musical performances and, above all, the Great Parade of the Carrozas, constitute a true explosion of color, joy, originality, and great popular participation in each and every one of the acts.

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