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Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut' of Algemesí. ©UNESCO 2010
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Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut' of Algemesí

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The Festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut' is a series of activities and performances celebrated every 7 and 8 September in Algemesí, Spain. These commence with ringing the bell of Basílica Menor de San Jaime followed by a parade. During the two days, almost 1,400 people participate in theatre, music, dance and performances organized in the historical areas of the city. All costumes, ornaments and accessories are handcrafted, and the dances and musical scores are passed by the townspeople from generation to generation.

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Place/country: Spain
Series: 2010 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Credits: Museu Valenciá de la Festa, publisher ; Ayuntamiento de Algemesi, publisher ; Servicio de Patrimonio Histórico de la Generalitat Valenciana, publisher.

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