The Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, highlights "the antiquity, roots and citizen participation" of this celebration
The Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, has delivered this Sunday to the mayor of Jumilla, Juana Guardiola, and the president of the Central Board of Brotherhoods, Juan Francisco Martínez, the diploma that accredits Holy Week in this town as Fiesta de International Tourist Interest
The event, held at the Vico Theater, was attended by the Government delegate in Murcia, Francisco Jiménez, and the Minister of Tourism, Youth and Sports, Cristina Sánchez, as well as the director of ITREM, Juan Francisco Martínez, and the councilor of the Central Board of Brotherhoods, Manuel Larrosa.
The Secretary of State has stressed that "it is a distinction deserved by the antiquity, roots and citizen participation of Holy Week" and has hoped that "it serves as an economic and social revulsion for Jumilla, to make this magnificent even more known event and to place it as a reference tourist appointment of the interior Spain ".
The mayor of Jumilla, Juana Guardiola, has assured that "we are very proud and happy for the concession of this title, a dream and longing for a long time is fulfilled, because our Holy Week deserved to be among the greatest".
With the declaration of the Holy Week of Jumilla as a Festival of International Tourist Interest, the Region of Murcia already has 10 recognized celebrations with this honorary denomination granted to parties or events of cultural values â€‹â€‹and popular tradition with undoubted tourist attraction.
Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia