Category Archives: May

Day of The Cross, Granada

The DAY OF THE CROSS in Granada, also known as the Holy Cross festival,  is held on May the 3rd.

Origin of The Day of the Cross

The origin is found in 1625, when neighbours of San Lázaro set up an alabaster cross and sang and danced around it. Over the years, it became a tradition. Little by little similar crosses were placed in other old quarters. In some of them, such as ‘Albaicín’ and ‘Realejo’, it was the children who placed small altars with crosses, adding pottery and copper objects as decoration.

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Baby Jumping Festival, Castrillo de Murcia -Burgos-

The Baby Jumping is the popular name by which the Spanish festival of “El Colacho” is internationally known. It is held in Castrillo de Murcia, Burgos province, as part of the Corpus Christi celebrations (from Wednesday before Corpus until the following Monday). 14-18 June 2017

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EL ROCIO (II) -A brief history & ‘How to hallucinate without taking drugs’, El Rocío -Huelva-

‘EL ROCIO’ PILGRIMAGE 07th-10th of JUNE 2019

The Rocío dates back to the 15th Century. It was then that a hunter discovered an image of the virgin in a tree trunk within Doñana Park. Continue reading EL ROCIO (II) -A brief history & ‘How to hallucinate without taking drugs’, El Rocío -Huelva-

Wine Horses (II) -Pony Race, Moors and Christians and Bath of the Cross of Caravaca-, Caravaca De La Cruz -Murcia-

Pony Race

Ponies also have their day in the festivities of Caravaca de la Cruz. Although they were taking part in the Wine Horses celebrations since the 1970s, it was not until the year 2005 that they got their own parade. Continue reading Wine Horses (II) -Pony Race, Moors and Christians and Bath of the Cross of Caravaca-, Caravaca De La Cruz -Murcia-