NATIONAL POLLERA FESTIVAL 2015
22TH of JULY at 2 PM
GYM AUDITORIUM OF LAS TABLAS)
The Lions Club of Las Tablas have been responsible for several years organising and honoring this national traditional folk event.
The event is held every year on the 22nd of July, the feast day of our patron Saint Santa Librada. In the past the local women wore their fancy calico skirts following in a group with drums going to watch the bullfights in the Prague plaza.
This famous festival started on July the 22nd, in 1957 with the coronation of Margarita Lozano, which was held in the atrium of the church of Santa Librada. She became the first Queen of the event that has since been passed down through the following years. For this reason and many others, the highest award offered in the contest is named after “MARGARITA LOZANO MEDAL ”.
Registration of contestants is on Wednesday the 22nd of July from 10 am to 2 pm.
It’s a free contest in which all ladies even those from abroad can participate, aged 15 and older, with residence in this country.
At 2 pm starts the NATiONAL POLLERA COMPETITION with the entry of SRM Morgan Mcgowen, National Pollera Queen 2015.
The following categories are assessed:
• Regionales de Gala
• Zurcidas o Bordadas
Nine judges will assess the following criteria:
• The costume
• The dressing of the pollera
• Grace and elegance
In addition, three juries will choose the best head dress arrangement.
The highest award you can receive is a beautiful skirt from the Republic of Panama received at the National Contest of La Pollera and the medal “MEDAL MARGARITA LOZANO”.
Other major awards include:
• MEDAL “PABLO EPIFANIO” granted for the best jewellery
• MEDAL “EUGENIA GOMÁLEZ RUÍZ” granted for the best head dress.
• AWARDS OF GOLD JEWELLERY ARE FOR THE FIRST PLACES IN FOUR CATEGORIES: POLLERA MONTUNA, POLLERA OF THE REGIONAL GALA, POLLERA SOMBREADA, POLLERA MARCADA AND THE POLLERA EMBROIDERY.
The GIRLS TAKING PART wearing their skirts will be awarded with luck the “Syria Saray Gonzalez Villarreal” Medal.
Various prizes to the general public are also awarded, courtesy of Juegos de Tembleques, The Lions Club of Las Tablas and including a gift courtesy of the law firm Raul Cardenas and Associates.