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This event was organised for its 34th edition last month by the Foundation Mafasca and the Ayuntamiento of Antigua with its Culture council and with the collaboration of Fuerteventura's Cabildo. The different groups, associations and choirs of adult voices sang one after the other with traditional songs, well-known Christmas carols that everyone sang along to, or new songs and others from very different cultures, all wishing fraternity and best wishes for everyone. The Culture councillor, Mario Jordán, and representatives from the Mafasca Foundation presented each group with a souvenir. ''Some have been participating in this Encounter for over 30 years and others are new groups, who we welcome and invite to keep on participating for the next editions'''. The Island Encounter of Christmas Carols in Antigua is a traditional event on the island and we encourage associations, schools and groups to keep on being committed to music, culture and encounters such as this one that gather everyone together, added Mario Jordán.
The Ayuntamiento organised the Christmas Market for the second year running with over 30 stands filled with surprises, presents and all the required accessories for this time of the year. The Christmas Market was open from 4 pm onwards and took place on the square in El Castillo and became each Friday a show of master class, live music, games and workshops. Each Friday, there was a special surprise and undoubtedly, the most appetising one was the free tasting of chocolate fountains for everyone. The Christmas Market was part of the Christmas events organised in the village in order to bring residents and visitors to visit the streets, commercial areas and enjoy the cafeterias and restaurants.
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