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April 27, Berja: San Marcos
The feast is celebrated on April 27. This festival takes place the last Sunday in April. This is one of the festivals rescued by Don Jose Ruiz in front of the Culture Department of the City of Berja, which together with neighboring streets: Race Granada, San Marcos and Umbria organized at the end of the eighties, and which led to the formation of Generosity San Marcos. The celebration takes place at dawn on Sunday and is to provide an odd number of turns with your animals, followed by the route walk down the street start Salvador Dalí, Federico García Lorca Placetilla, El Greco, Teatro, La Palma, Umbria , San Marcos, Race Granada until the parish church, and the next day will visit San Marcos and San Antón. Neighbors in the beginning and today Stewardship, make a break at the end of Race Street Granada, where on the eve of Sunday selling donuts typical San Marcos, which have previously been blessed in the ceremony.
May 4, Santa Cruz de Marchena: Santa Cruz de Mayo
Every year on the first Sunday of May, the festival is held in honor of the Holy Cross.
May 10, Abrucena: Fiestas de San José
The feast of St. Joseph is celebrated from May 10 to May 17. In Abrucena have a well known and popular festivals among our neighbors, not as neighbors. We visit our countrymen Terrassa one day had to emigrate. And every year they like to come to see our Patron San Jose. Festivities are held on the second Saturday in May, and started with the rise of San Jose from the Hermitage to the village church with traditional band. bullfights have three, we met friends and prepare a good bottle of punch, with good ham sandwiches. We spent an afternoon between a pump and another olé olé a cup of punch that always feels good. And at night, dancing all what we want to play, just danced a paso doble, a rumba, a cha-cha. And in the evenings, games for kids parties for seniors, etc ... As you can see we Holidays for all tastes and ages. And after an exhausting week ended with the traditional burning of the fox that is, a standard of thieves rockets carried by young people around the source. Hopefully come unto me know our parties , I assure you that you will pass it very well.
May 10, Almocita: Night of the Lamps
The village of lights that night with light fixtures, giving way to a host of activities spread throughout the most picturesque corners of the village.
May 22, Benecid: Santa Rita de Casia
On 22 May is the feast of St. Rita of Cascia, which is venerated in the parish of Benecid. On this holiday, lots of people from all the surrounding villages to attend Mass is at 12 am, in which blessed roses spread meets this followed a procession through the streets of Benecid. Almost to completion "" Charity "", which is a panete stamped image is partitioned. They closed the procession always go the beasts that once were very numerous.
16 Julio, Huécija: Fiestas Patronales en Honor a Nuestra Señora La Virgen Del Carmen
Nuestra Señora la Virgen del Carmen is the patron saint of the town of Huécija and devotion goes back to 1878, is related to the plegaria at the time the that the cholera epidemic hit the province. The festivities take place around the cult of the Virgin of Carmen, with the completion of a Mass on 16 July and a procession of the image of the town streets followed by many faithful devotees who are both neighbors the municipality and others who had to leave their land but return each year for the holidays to meet the promises made to the Bessed Virgin. The duration of the holidays usually five or six days, during which the town is decorated whit light and banners ande various activities for the enjoyment of residents and all visitors are produced. Are announced by the ringing of bells and firing of rockets typical. Since summer theater or cinema to sports competitions are offered during the holidays. For children fun parades and popular games (sack race, ribbon race on bicycle and motorcycle...)football competitions wiht the participation of the peoples of the region, paddel competitions offered. Seniors also has its protagonist moment championship trick and "subastao" (card games). The music does not lack these days, the Band Huécija-Alicún, enliven target, procession, concerts, fair noon and the parade with Queen of Parties and Ladies of Honor; in the evening include performances of Musical Orchestra high level in both province and beyond traditional and modern dances.
2 y 3 Mayo, Huécija: Fiesta de la "Cruz de Mayo"
It is a culinary-religious party in which those responsible for its implementation, called "stewards", vary from year to year depending on the length of his promise. In thes festival are traditional donuts, hornazos ( oil pan with boiled eggs inside) and punch. On 2 May, the stewards along with family and friends bring donuts and hornazos to the church where the priest in charge bless these offerings. After this religious act, the butlers set sail to the known " Cerro de la Cruz", where together with family, friends and believers spend the night "Ensuring the Holy Cross". At twelve o'clock occurs one of the most memorable moments of the party. Takes place "bouquet delivery", ie the outgoning steward passes the baton to incoming butler, so that together with the other three stewars, entrusted with the orgacization of the festival next year. In ther event, a hornazo splits into foru pieces giving each of the parties to incoming stewards, besides delivering a small bouquet of flowers. Incoming stewards are responsible for the croos back down to the town. On 3 May, the celebration of Mass and the procession of the Cross which brings together for the last time both butlers and outgoing occurs.
March 2, Alcolea: Burial of the Fox
Day Traditional Food Traditional La Alpujarra Alcolea and Buñuelá. Craft market all day