Category Archives: Andalucía

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

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-

EL ROCIO (I) -What it is and how it is celebrated-, El Rocío -Huelva-

 El Rocío is the most popular pilgrimage in the whole of Andalusia during which more than one hundred brotherhoods gather to pay homage to the virgin of ‘El Rocío’. An incredible number of people exceeding one million attend the festival attracted by the amazing mix of religious worship and Andalusian folklore. This year It will be taking place from the 17th to the 21st of May.

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