The Minister of Employment Moves to Elche Government Support for the Sawdust Carpets are of Natio

Home has valued “the contribution made by neighbors Elche tourism in Castile-La Mancha with a tradition that every year, is gaining popularity”

Spain, May 18, 2013 – The Minister of Employment and the Economy of Castilla-La Mancha, Carmen Casero, held a meeting with the mayor and representatives of the “Association of Friends of the sawdust carpets” of the town of Albacete Elche, which has expressed Government support Cospedal to the request made by the municipality to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism to declare Rugs Festival of National Tourist Interest sawdust.

The mayor of Elche, Asensio Moreno, and the president of the “Association of Friends of the Carpet”, Marta del Val, have been delivered in digital format a report that collects all the tradition and information about this event to the Minister of Employment and the Economy.

In this sense, Home stated that “for Castile-La Mancha is proud to have a party like this unique visual beauty and where neighbors Elche collectively engage and exemplary”.

The Minister also expressed his hope that “this feast can soon be recognized as National Tourist Interest, both ethnographic and artistic values ??undoubted treasures, as being a valuable tool for tourism development in the locality.”

The Feast of sawdust carpets arises spontaneously in Corpus Christi in 1964 by its neighbors. These chips take advantage sawdust, coloring them and thus make the streets artistic carpets. This tradition has been increasing for the time to be a leader in Castilla-La Mancha, for its beautiful designs where it condenses the history of art.

This year the Feast of sawdust carpets will be held in Elche on days 1 and June 2, to be decorated this street sections twenty-three squares, which will run the Corpus Christi procession.

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