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End the Year with Samara’s Fiestas

By Arianna McKinney

Bid farewell to 2012 and ring in 2013 at the civic fiestas in Samara from Thursday, December 27th to Tuesday, January 1st.  

This year the fiestas will last one day longer than normal and will take place in the open field in front of the beach in Cangrejal instead of in the town center.  The fiestas were moved back to Cangrejal this year because they received many complaints about noise from people in the center of Samara, according to fiesta coordinator Freddy Mendoza Elizondo. 

The fiestas will kick off with the pageant held in the Samara community hall on Wednesday, December 26.  This year the pageant is being organized by Samara’s rural high school. 

 

The normal lineup of bull riding will begin around 6 p.m. each evening, along with games and mechanical rides, mobile disco in an open-air hall and plenty of food and drink venders. On Sunday, calf roping will take place at 11 a.m. and the horse parade will start around noon, organized by CoopeSamareños, R.L.      

Funds raised by the fiestas will be managed by the Samara Progressive Association to fund projects and institutional needs in Samara throughout the year.

 

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