4 de julio macharaviaya 2016

July 4th Independence Day 2016 : Macharaviaya

JULY 4TH. Macharaviaya (Axarquía Costa Del Sol).
DATE: Day 2 July 2016.

The Independence Day of the United States is a prominent date for Macharaviaya where the contribution of his countryman, Bernardo de Galvez, to American independence is commemorated since leading the colonists against the British in Florida, he won the battle of Pensacola.

4 de julio macharaviaya 2016

4 de julio macharaviaya 2016

Born in Macharaviaya in 1746 and appointed governor of Luisana in 1776, his speech was considered so decisive for American independence that he marched with George Washington marched in the victoria paradade on the streets of Philadelphia.

4 de julio macharaviaya 2016

4 de julio macharaviaya 2016

Among the activities performed during the festival in Macharaviaya, they include performances and historical military parades by the Grenadiers and Damas de Gálvez and Torrijos 1831 associations, as well as the tasting of typical mead liquor fermentation of honey , which was the drink of the Spanish troops in the time.

4 de julio macharaviaya 2016

4 de julio macharaviaya 2016

Events in Macharaviaya are complete with music, costumes contest, screenings of documentary films, traditional American barbecue and fireworks.

Location

More Info

Tourist Info : 
Ayuntamiento, Plaza Matías de Gálvez, 2 (29791) Tlf: (+34) 952 400 042 Fax: (+34) 952 400 026
email: ayuntamiento@macharaviaya.es
Fundación Los Gálvez de Macharaviaya, Avda. de los Gálvez, 19 (29791)Tlf: (+34) 952 400 090 www.fundacionlosgalvezdemacharaviaya.es

http://www.inlandproperties.info/town-information/malaga-province/macharaviaya-property-and-history.html

mijas liberation from the french army reenactment 2014

mijas liberation from the french napoleonic reenactment 2014

The next 18 and 19 October in Plaza de La Libertad and the Plaza de la Constitution de Mijas, there will be the  historical reenactment “Mijas: one people against Napoleon’s soldiers”, organized by the municipality of Mijas in collaboration with the Historical and Cultural Association and Peña 1831 Torrijos of Mijas. All are invited to attend who are attracted by the town’s history.

torrijos before been executed at Malaga beach

torrijos before been executed at Malaga beach

Experience this historical reenactments by 1831 Torrijos Association, which since 2003 recreates the landing of General Torrijos at the Mijas beach of “El Charcón”, and does the anual “March over the Torrijos Road”.

At 21 hours starting on Saturday the recreation at the “Plaza de la Libertad” and consists in recreating the moment in which a riders Regiment of Malaga brings a letter from the military governor of the capital in which he tells the mayor of Mijas of the fall of the city of Málaga in the hands of Napoleon’s troops.

mijas liberation napoleon army french army

mijas liberation napoleon army french army

There, the character who plays the ruler of the town reads a proclamation warning of the approach of the French Army to the village of Mijas.

Now the next day, at 11:30 hours on the same site, there will be the enlistment of more than 70 people, who would become part of Mijas Infantry Regiment and Malaga, and most likely died at the bloody battle of Ocaña (Toledo).

mijas liberation napoleon army shooting

mijas liberation napoleon army shooting

The event,is the first time it is performed, as it has been this year when we found a notice in a newspaper of the time (1808) that revealed this fact. It is a tribute to those citizens of Mijas.

mijas liberation napoleon army guerrillas

mijas liberation napoleon army guerrillas

The latter performance will take place in Constitution Square from 12:15 hours and will see the appearance of Mijas in a 1810 market day, the occupation of people and town  by the French troops and their repression, the actions of the Mijas guerrilla, and the killing by the french of two of Mijas patriots, Quero Blanco and Garcia Moreno. It all ends with the release of Mijas by the troops of General Ballesteros.

alqueria conde mollina where torrijos was arrested

alqueria conde mollina where torrijos was arrested

alqueria conde mollina arab tower 2014

alqueria conde mollina arab tower 2014

A little ghost story : In all the area there is the legend that the tower of the village you can hear voices and strange sounds that give you goosebumps; some think they are the spirits of the brave liberals who roam these parts, showing their discontent because nobody helped them!!!!

LOCATION OF ARAB TOWER

LOCATION OF REENACTMENT

INFO ABOUT MIJAS

 http://www.inlandproperties.info/town-information/malaga-province/mijas-property-and-history.html

PROPERTY IN MIJAS AREA

 http://www.inlandproperties.info/html/search_property_for_sale.html?situat=COAST&tabla=ANY&situat=COAST&situation=FOR+SALE&pueblo=ANY&pricelow=10000&provincia=ANY&pricehigh=1500000

LINKS

Torrijos Route : http://ca.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=3717906

Mijas Townhall : http://www.mijas.es/portal/en/

Asociacion Histórica General Torrijos : http://www.torrijos1831.es/

Macharaviaya 4 of July Celebration Reenactment

Macharaviaya : Celebrating American Independence Day (4 of July 2014)

For the fourth year in a row, Macharaviaya is celebrating U.S. Independence Day, paying tribute to local military leader Bernardo de Gálvez and his role helping the Thirteen Colonies to fight for independence.

Macharaviaya 4 of July Reenactment

Macharaviaya 4 of July Reenactment

This peculiar feast, only held in Macharaviaya among Spanish municipalities on account of the town’s strong ties with this historical event, draws growing numbers of visitors from various countries. They join locals in a series of cultural activities taking place in the historic district of this town in Axarquía.

Macharaviaya 4 of July Reenactment

Macharaviaya 4 of July Reenactment

Activities include a recreation of historical-military events, a vintage costume parade and the hoisting of the Spanish and American flags, among others.

Bernardo de Gálvez was born in Macharaviaya in 1746. He was part of the Spanish support to the Thirteen Colonies in their quest for independence and led Spanish forces against Britain in the Revolutionary War, defeating the British at the Siege of Pensacola (1781) and reconquering Florida for Spain.

Macharaviaya 4 of July Reenactment

Macharaviaya 4 of July Reenactment

 

LINKS

http://www.inlandproperties.info/town-information/malaga-province/velez-malaga-property-and-history.html

http://www.visitcostadelsol.com/what-to-do-and-see/events/fairs-and-fiestas/dia-de-la-independencia-de-eeuu-p50001

http://www.visitcostadelsol.com/municipalities/facts-about-towns-and-villages/macharaviaya-p9821

LOCATION

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Yunquera : General Ballesteros against Napoleons Army Reenactment 2014

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