Saturday, August 17, 2013

The start of San Joaquin’s day

Dawn opened yesterday with the La Alborada, the traditional walk through the town as the neighbours welcome in the day of San Joaquin .

Later in the morning, there was Mass to pay homage to the patron saint. The Queen and her Dames wore white mantillas for the occasion that was attended by no less than seven priests.

Once Mass was over, a mascletá of fireworks was set off in the Plaza de la Constitución.  The ten kilograms of gunpowder lasted four minutes and ended in a blast like thunder.

1 comment:

jp said...

Muy bueno su trabajo fotográfico. Gracias.