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The virtual Feria de los Pueblos is under way

A past edition of the FIP.
A past edition of the FIP. / SUR
  • The initiative #FIPFuengirolaEnCasa is taking place on Facebook and will continue until Sunday 3 May

The coronavirus lockdown is no excuse to miss out on the Feria Internacional de los Pueblos in Fuengirola this year. The virtual edition of the fair is already under way on the FIP Fuengirola en Casa Facebook page, where the 33 participating countries will be sharing, until Sunday 3 May, themed content related to their country's gastronomy, crafts or folklore.

"We have asked the participants to prepare meals, to teach us recipes from their countries, customs, traditions... the many things that you see and enjoy when you go to the FIP," said Fuengirola councillor for Tourism Rodrigo Romero.

"As part of the FIP we showcase the more than a hundred nationalities living together in perfect peace and harmony in Fuengirola and now that can all be enjoyed from home," he added.

Romero explains that the event has been divided up by day so that users can see content related to a particular subject. On Thursday, gastronomy is the theme; Friday it is parades and folklore; Saturday will see traditional performances and shows; and Sunday is devoted to crafts.

The countries and regions participating in this new edition of the fair are the Dominican Republic, Brazil, India, Paraguay, Ireland, Spain, Colombia, Romania, Cuba, Australia, Ukraine, Turkey, Venezuela, South Africa, Sweden, Japan, Estonia, Hawaii, Ecuador, Germany, Morocco, Argentina, USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Greece, Finland, Chile, Jamaica, Belgium, Great Britain, Bolivia and Uruguay.