Monday, May 04, 2015

Holy Cross

Yesterday marked the end of the Fiesta at the area of the Holy Cross.

First off, the Junior Band along with the courts of the queens from last year’s August Fiesta did a tour of the streets. Then at 12am there was Holy Mass in the pavilion erected by the park at Holy Cross. That was followed by paella for the neighbours and finally games for the children.

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It isn’t just in Bigastro though where they celebrate the Holy Cross. Yesterday was the date that the Catholic Church honours the cross on which Jesus Christ died. In Granja de Rocomora, they hold a centuries old celebration of the cross. Each May 3rd they ask for God’s blessing for all the people and especially their crops to ward off all evil and to prevent natural disasters that could damage their land.

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