Murcia’s biggest Fiesta & Solimon. A perfect combination! – March 2016

The celebrations are part of the Spring Fiestas in Murcia, and they present a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the typical customs and traditions of this fruit and vegetable growing region.

The “Bando de la Huerta” celebration comes on the first Tuesday after Easter, coinciding with the most important day of the Spring Fiestas. It consists of a parade of oxen-drawn carriages and booths from which the participants, known as “huertanos”, throw food at the spectators (including the region’s own Solimon!). After the floral offering to the Virgen de la Fuensanta, the parade begins through the streets of the city, accompanied by local folk groups and associations.

As ever, Derivados Citricos are proud to support the Region’s traditions and culture and during the day we distributed more than 8,000 bottles of Solimon (QuickLemon) to the thousands of spectators present, enjoying one of the most colourful days of the year.

We can’t wait until next year!