We define cultural identity as the set of values, traditions, symbols, beliefs and modes of behaviour that function as elements within a social group and that act so that the individuals who form it can base their sense of belonging. A sense of belonging that lasts in the collective ideology and that passes the time that passes will always remain in the memory even not living in the municipality.
Why is it important to work on the cultural identity of the people?
In an increasingly globalized world where the internet and the way of interacting through social networks have opened the field of knowledge and allowed to know new cultures that have undoubtedly enriched both socially and culturally society, it is of vital importance not to leave aside our true essence, our sense of being, our origin, our history, our sense of belonging and with it our values and work from local collectives and entities to protect and maintain the essence of festivals and cultural activities as local identity of the municipality.
The loss of identity of a people directly affects the lack of roots and therefore the abandonment of peoples. People where we were born and grew up and where we shared the first years of life where family, friends and leisure time were key to what we are as people. Values and modes of behavior that were formed in those first years of life and that will accompany us throughout our life, let us live where we live.
As a final conclusion, I would like to stress and draw attention to the loss of Essence suffered by the patron saint parties and how the party really takes precedence over the party and the essence and “why” are left aside, the loss of identity at the parties in order to attract more tourists threatens conservation and undermines originality and sense of belonging to those who actually organize them, which are the local collectives and entities that stay in the territory throughout the year.