Representatives from 21 countries will participate in the Foreign Residents' Day Festival this weekend in Torremolinos. This year will be the 24th edition of the popular gathering of the foreign communities and instead of the usual one-day event; the festival will begin on Saturday 7 and continue until Sunday 8 April.
The festival will be held in Plaza La Nogalera and will present the gastronomic, craft and folklore traditions of South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Visitors can sample traditional cuisine and browse among the many stalls offering aromatic spices, traditional clothing, handmade jewellery and crafts.
The festival will begin with the colourful parade of the participating countries at midday on Saturday. Live performances of different world music, including flamenco, Argentinian tango, calypso and jazz, will take place throughout the day until the festival closes at 10pm. It continues on Sunday from midday until 6pm.
The foreign residents' festival is an opportunity to experience the traditions of the many nationalities living in Torremolinos. A total of 13,113 people from 120 countries live in the town, which represents approximately one fifth of the population.