Joaquín Manso: “Giján is a symbol of freedom for the Bullfighting Festival” | EUROtoday

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Joaquín Manso, the director of the newspaper EL MUNDO, learn this Friday in Gijn the bullfighting proclamation of the Begoa Fair that shall be held from August 15 to 18 within the El Bibio Bullring. It would be the second consecutive season in Gijn after the suspension of the 2022 versionThat was a political determination by the then mayor Ana González (PSOE) that, partially, explains Manso's position in yesterday's occasion. Gijón had had bulls each August since 1888, apart from the years of the Civil War and the summer season of the coronavirus. When Mayor González introduced the cancellation of the honest, the newspaper EL MUNDO denounced her coverage for example of anti-bullfighting sectarianism. A 12 months later, Gijn modified authorities and the brand new mayor, Carmen Moriyn, restored the honest in the summertime of 2023.

The reunion was a public and resonance success.. A 12 months later, the bullfighting group of Asturias has thanked EL MUNDO for its protection by inviting its director to sponsor this 12 months's honest. The bullfighting critic of this newspaper, Zabala de la Serna, introduced Manso in his metropolis, the place to which all of the moments of euphoria of my youth are related, in response to what the director of EL MUNDO mentioned after M.Oriyn put collectively a discourse coherent together with his protection of freedom and the bullfighting custom of Gijón.

Manso's speech was partly that, a narrative of non-public references and recollections that hyperlink his household with the Plaza de El Bibio and together with his followers. And, partially, it was additionally an essay devoted to explaining why it’s value defending the Fiesta in a time of political harassment. The bullfights, the Begoa Fair, aren’t the previous, nor black Spain, nor Francoism. They aren’t racial and anachronistic folklorism. It is a dwelling cultural heritagea synthesis of custom and modernity that represents Spain's nice cultural reward to Humanity, mentioned Manso, who referred today to the newspaper ELMUNDO because the bullfighting newspaper.

As an essay, Gijn's proclamation refuted the principle arguments of the anti-bullfighting: poisonous postmodernity that turns demise right into a motive for disgrace; the well-intentioned however mistaken animalism that confuses an enviornment with a slaughterhouse; and, above all, the politicization of the controversy… There is blind militancy like that of the earlier mayor, incapable attributable to her prejudices of addressing in depth a problem of such colossal humanist significance. They denounce bullfighting as a nasty vice as a result of they don’t respect its creative expression. Therefore, the problem is that the bulls are above political modifications. Gijón is already a logo of freedom for the bullfighting competition, mentioned Manso, who was entertained by the bullfights of Asturias within the presence of the El Bibio businessman, Carlos Zuiga, moments earlier than unveiling the posters for the Begoa 2024 Fair. .

Thursday, August 15. Bulls for rejones from Los Espartales and La Quinta for preventing on foot for the rejoneador Diego Ventura and the matadors Alejandro Talavante and Daniel Luque.

Friday, August 16. Steers from El Freixo, Nez del Cuvillo and La Quinta for Manuel Romn and Marco Pérez, hand in hand.

Saturday August seventeenth. Bulls from Puerto de San Lorenzo and La Ventana del Puerto for Morante de la Puebla, Jos Mara Manzanares and Juan Ortega.

Sunday, August 18. Nez del Cuvillo bulls for Enrique Ponce, Andrs Roca Rey and Gins Marn.