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Magic returns to Granada with annual Hocus Pocus festival

Granada, Spain, Dec 28 (EFE).- Magic returned to the southern Spanish city of Granada on Tuesday as the International Magic Festival Hocus Pocus marked its 20th anniversary.

The annual magic festival has been bringing together artists from around the world for the last two decades and has become a model for similar events organized in different countries.

This year, despite the coronavirus pandemic and a spike in infections driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant in Spain, Hocus Pocus will fill the stage of Granada’s Isabel la Católica theater with sleight of hand, illusions, mentalism and manipulation, among other magical tricks.

“The pandemic is not helping but theaters are the safest temples within insecurity,” illusionist MagoMigue tells Efe.

“We are very happy to be able to do this edition and although we were scared, the public is eager to have a good time and we magicians need to do what we do best, transmit joy,” he added.

MagoMigue is one of the 200 artists participating in the Hocus Pocus festival.

“Life is already hard, but in recent years it has punished us even more and we magicians must thrill people as a compensation,” Guloomal, a specialist in stage magic, says.EFE


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