Do you think the Bonfires should be held in September of this year or postponed to 2022?
Commissions like Alfonso the Wise, that competes in First category, they have it more than clear, with a not resounding by its president, José Miguel Fenoll. «We do not have the natural income of the Fiesta on its date, when the sponsors advertise in the racó and give you money, just like the sale of tables, and that serves to face the following exercise. If there is going to be nothing of that, someone explain to me how we are going to make the Bonfires of 2022, especially those of Special and of the silver category, which is ours. If there is no corner or bands or parades nor mascletaes, they are not Bonfires, just an exhibition of monuments ».
INFORMATION SURVEY 86% of Internet users also prefer 2022 The survey of the website informacion.es showed this Tuesday that 86% of readers prefer that the Bonfires be held in 2022.
Within the bonfire La Condomina, which also plants in First, reigns the caution. “It is not only reaching September, it takes several weeks for vaccinated people to reach full immunization. It is not as easy as they paint it, ”says the president of the foguera, José María Gómez-Reino, a geriatrician by profession, who remembers that the province is a recipient of tourists and that the epidemiological situation may change after the summer and complicate the Fallas.
«Everything is taken with tweezers, it depends on the vaccination. Although we are closer to being held -the president Ximo Puig has given the green light to the festivities from September– the feeling is that they are not going to be done », he points out Cristina Tejada, president of Carolinas Altas. The coherent thing is to postpone the Party, in the opinion of Josep Amand Tomás, President of Seneca, Bonfire of Special. “Bonfires are tradition and tradition is in June.” Apart from the fact that he does not see free dates in September if the Fallas take over the first week because the Bonfires would be held with the children’s foguerers in the schools and the adults working. In the bosom of Sagrada Familia (Special) they believe that we must live with the virus and that in 2022 there may also be restrictions although they see some parties far away this year. Instead, Florida Sur, who is in Second, wants “to move the neighborhood as much as we can even 50%,” says the president and construction artist, Federico Molinero.
Among the smallest commissions Carolinas Bajas and Polygon of Babel, competing in fifth place, they advocate no to the loss of commissioners and the restrictions that would lead to decaffeinated bonfires. Obra Social, of the same category, for the yes, with restrictions, to give life to the neighborhood and not lose the few cards that they have left. And in Rabasa Polígono Industrial, Sixth, they believe that there are tools to plant and prevent the escape of festeros.
Cristina Tejada (Carolinas Altas): «We are closer but the feeling is that they are not going to celebrate»
José Miguel Fenoll (Alfonso el Sabio): «If there are no racó, parades or mascletaes, there are no Bonfires»
Federico Molinero (South Florida): «It is feasible to have the Fiesta in the fall, we are in favor of yes»
Carlos Gosálbez (Sagrada Familia): “They don’t assure us that in 2022 there will be no restrictions”
José María Gómez Reino (La Condomina): “People are reluctant to burn a large bonfire without an audience”
Encarna Alemañ (Polígono de Babel): «There are too many difficulties to make parties with guarantees»
Josep Amand Tomás (Seneca Autobusos): «I refuse to be a policeman so that people can see the bonfires in order»
Érica Ortiz (Rabasa- Polígono Industrial): «If we extend another year, people will get tired of waiting and will leave»
Vicente Baeza (Carolina Bajas): «You can’t do it without money. Lack of collection and commissioners »
David Adrover (Obra Social del Hogar): «We will lose the few cards that remain if we do not plant»
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.