The town on the thirties
We must bear in mind that our valencianity, beyond four topics, is the differential fact that enriches us and that enriches with its contributions other peoples and cultures of the world.
Although when we talk about culture, we always think of literary, historical, artistic or scientific facts, there is a more alive, more day to day: popular culture, that is, songs, sayings, sayings and, of course, the customs that people have been acquiring over the centuries and that have been forging a way to be their own, a way of understanding everything that surrounds us. It is important not to forget these aspects of culture, since, if we do, we would lose an important part of our identity.
That is why this year the Festival Commission makes a small contribution of our local culture, remembering aspects that almost seemed forgotten, but that, at the moment we have dug a little, they have appeared alive in the minds of our elders, as it should be, and how it will continue to be in the future. We hope that everything that is ours does not end up being a simple folkloric memory of the past. As our esteemed poet Vicent Andrés Estellés says, we need to keep in mind that:
(…) “What counts is the conscience of being nothing but being a people”. Book of the Maravelles.
And maybe just like that, we will walk with pride to be part of a town that faithfully maintains its own identity: The Valencian people.