The end of the Entierro de La Sardina festival approaches. We have experienced unprecedented days in Murcia. It is wide after midnight and the Sardineros on the big parade cars have their hands full to distribute all the little presents.
After the last parade car has passed by, we go to the Plaza Martinez Tornel. Here, one has set up the catafalque of the sardine. It’s a huge pillar with a sardine on top. The names of all Sardinero groups are listed on the pedestal.
It takes a while for all the important people to arrive. In the meantime, we film and take pictures of the firefighters and the rescue team.
They do a very responsible job during the festival, usually unnoticed by the population.
With a lot of noise, the catafalque of the sardine is set on fire. In a short time, it is getting up in flames. The people wave and walk singing round the burning sardine.
During the start of the phenomenal firework, a palm tree also catches fire. But the attentive firefighters extinguish the fire quickly.
It is a very relaxed atmosphere and almost all people have a smile on their face. We are also happy about the experiences of the last days and are happy to go back to the hotel.
It is now 2:30 in the morning and people patiently line up for churros.
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Disclosure: We attended the Festival Entierro de la Sardina on invitation of Daniel Robles. Thank you! All opinions are, as always, our own.
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