| The decision has had the unanimous support of all the groups, associations and companies involved | "With great sadness but with enormous responsibility ...", thus begins the letter that the Mayor of Archena, Patricia Fernández, has sent to all the associations, groups and companies that make possible the extraordinary parties that had been prepared for this year 2020, as well as to the spokesmen of the political groups that make up the Municipal Corporation, to inform them that it was suspending the patron saint festivities for this year 2020, which would be held from May 23 to June 21. The Mayor herself, accompanied by the Councilor for Celebrations, Anselmo Campuzano, has met with all the groups, associations and companies involved in the Patron Saint Festivities to convey, first hand, the decision taken, always starting from responsibility and common sense , and forced by the evolution of the covid-19 pandemic. Mayor Patricia Fernández has stated that "the state of alarm decreed by the Government to face the expansion of the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic evolution of the virus has forced us to make forceful but responsible decisions, to prioritize people's health and life.
It has been a very difficult decision, but a responsible one, and I appreciate the support and understanding of all the groups involved in the Patron Saint Festival ". In the same statement, the First Municipal Authority stressed that "Archena is an example of union in the face of adversity and without a doubt everything will return to normal and we will resume our parties with the hope of celebrating and participating in each of the scheduled activities "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Archena