Friday, April 28, 2017

In time honoured tradition

The fiesta in the Santa Cruz area of town marks the start of the fiesta season in Bigastro.

When we first arrived here and made friends with John and Jean who lived on Avenida Europa, we would go down on the Sunday for  paella. We also went down for the music on the Saturday night a few times.

I would take my camera with me and seek out the floral crosses that people created to adorn their houses. Those days there was a competition for the best crosses with prizes.

The economic downturn has meant that fewer individual crosses appear these days but the iron cross that marks the area out is still a focus for our attention.

A few years ago, they abandoned the single giant paella and neighbours made their own smaller versions. Whether that was for economic reasons or not I can't say but the quality was certainly better.

There are a couple of new additions to the programme for this year, the tapas in aid of the Cancer Association will hopefully be popular as will the magic show on Sunday.  

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