Mayor invites sectors to form Pro Carnaval Committee

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. Dec. 16, 2016.  With the goal of ensuring the annual celebration of Puerto Peñasco’s Carnaval, while helping to make the event independent from the local administration, Mayor Kiko Munro invited different sectors of the community to help form a “Pro Carnaval” Committee.

The mayor explained the intent of the committee is to help make sure Carnaval celebrations are not lost from one administration to another, but rather become an annual event promoted and organized by committee members.

“We are convinced the only way to preserve this important celebration is to institutionalize it by developing the Pro Carnaval Committee,” stated the mayor.  “The only way to achieve this is by involving individuals from tourism, education, hotels, restaurants, service providers, civil society, and private initiatives, among others, as has been seen in cities such as Guaymas, Mazatlan, and Veracruz.”

During this first meeting, the mayor and representatives from different sectors of the community agreed the 2017 Carnaval would take place during the first week of March, which also coincides with tourism flow from Spring Break, allowing visitors from the area and abroad to take part in the celebration.

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