Thursday, August 14, 2014

What’s next?

The wet parade was last night – my cameras told me to give that one a miss!

Tonight is the floral offering to San Joaquin where many of the children dress up in traditional Valencian costume.

In these days of austerity, there are fewer flowers on show and in a sense that is not a bad thing. There is nothing that can be done with the flowers after the parade so they get dumped – thousands of euros worth of flowers that end up in the bin.

Then there will be a mass outdoors in the town square followed later by a concert featuring the town band.

Tomorrow night, the comparsas will parade in costume and even though it will be late starting, it is best to grab a spot on time if you want a good view. At about 1am, the townsfolk will gather to walk along the streets, clapping to the Alborada, as they welcome in the day of San Joaquin.   

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