Sunday was Dia del Residente in Nerja, although it almost didn’t go ahead due to overnight rains and early morning clouds. However, as often happens, it actually turned out to be rather a nice day, and quite warm.
Caught a few people out, though, and they quickly had to shed a few layers.
Held once more on the Plaza Paseo Nuevo against the picturesque backdrop of unfinished apartment blocks, this year’s event was a little more in keeping with the prevailing financial climate. No fixed, cabin-like stands for the participants, it was back to tent-like marquees. And this time the various associations and charities had to pay for the privilege.
Still, a good turnout and all and sundry seemed to enjoy the spectacle. Any excuse for a party! And why not?
The entertainment was varied, and included Scottish dancers, Flamenco singers, a Siberian belly-dancer, Barber Shop Choir and a rock band. Plenty of food and drink to be had as well with all sorts of local goodies on offer.
It’s a very good day for the local charities and organisations to promote themselves to a wider audience, and gain a few extra coppers for their coffers through tombolas or the sale of food and drink.