However it nearly didn't happen. On Wednesday, when the Cofradia were practising , they dropped the figure as they were lifting it onto the throne. Speedy work by the restorers though meant that San Joaquin was like new again by last night.
The candlelight procession that accompanied his journey took two hours because of the number of people involved. It is estimated that over 3,000 people joined in the procession. Finally San Joaquin was delivered safely back to the town square. Following the most amazing firework display, the patron saint was then returned into the church until next year.
¡Viva San Joaquin!
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