Jacqui and I were away from Almerimar for most of last week. So we missed this year's pirates event.
You can read more about it here on the Ideal site. The article also has a photo and some video of the pirates.
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Poniente Beach became another year the scene of that traditional landing that is gaining in quality and in followers
Thousands of ejidenses concentrated yesterday afternoon at Poniente Beach, in front of the rugby field to witness the traditional 'Pirate Landing' organized every year by the City Council of El Ejido and the Local Board of Almerimar, as part of an extensive Summer activities program.
An event that this year surprised again, recreating one of the fiercest landings that recalls this ejido coast, happened on March 14, 1522. This historical recreation also increased in number of participants in which students from the Municipal Theater Schools participated . A staging where the lifestyle of the Alpujarras was recreated at that time, their way of dressing, the games of the time or food, among others.
If from an hour before the start of the show there were already many who took place to not miss anything of that exciting and spectacular landing, there were also many spectators, both from the municipality and from other parts of the province and geography, who accompanied and enjoyed the parade that started at nine o'clock at night and that toured a part of the Paseo Marítimo and the Marina to finish at Batel Square.
A show of color, light, magic and lots of art, in which there was magic, juggling, fire, dance of various styles and, of course, the traditional costume contest Jack Sparrow that two years ago launched the Local Board of Almerimar and that each year grows in participation. An event that also makes the 'Pirate Landing' look even more intense, since children and adults join it in disguise.
Thus, during the tour of the docks, the audience witnessed a show starring Alas Circo Theater, another by the Malaga 'Julieta' and another starring the Dance School of Cristina Samaniego.