HUNDREDS of locals in an area of Cartagena enjoyed a prawn feast to celebrate their proud fishing traditions.
Over 100 kilos of prawns were distributed among those who came along to spend the evening at the Plaza de la Marina de Santa Lucia organised by the El Pinacho Cultural Association.
Only a week earlier, 150 roast chickens were shared around the population in a similar evening of free food and music that kept everyone fed and entertained for more than two hours.
Manuel Torres, president of the association, explained that the aim of these “gastronomic days” is to promote and give a higher profile to the area of Santa Lucía during the summer months. Throughout July and August, they attempt to organise a series of events that not only attract the locals but others from far and wide that are tempted by the offer of free food.
This is the fifth year that the ‘prawn night’ has been held and 15 years for the chicken equivalent.