The Clubs of the Major Festivities recover the tradition of enjoying La Mona in the countryside
L'Associació de Penyes 'Verge del Sofratge' this year recovers the tradition of enjoying La Mona Day in the countryside. The councilman of Fiestas, Jesús Carrobles, and the president of l'Associació, Coly Pérez, have reported that La Mona will be held on April 21 in the pine forest located next to the athletics track of Ciudad Deportiva Guillermo Amor. Carrobles has congratulated the Association for moving La Mona to this new location, which "can be easily reached on foot" and that has "the natural shade offered by the pines" so it makes unnecessary the installation of tents.
The councillor explained that the area has been adapted and the phytosanitary treatment has been carried out against the pine processionary. He also stressed that "it is strictly forbidden to make a fire", and said that they will "install waste collection containers around the perimeter of the site".
As indicated by the president of l'Associació, the site will open at 08.00 hours so that the vehicles can unload, and the bar will start operating at 10.00. At 10.30 am the premises will be free of vehicles, and at 13.30 the official 'aperitive' will take place with the authorities and the Queens and Ladies of the Festes Majors Patronals. At 4:30 p.m., the girls will be given the monas and the chocolate, and an hour later there will be a bingo. At 7:00 pm, the site will begin to be cleaned.
With regard to access, this will be done in the area closest to Mercasa car park.