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Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Festes - Offering of Flowers

We thought we ought to investigate the religious side of the festes, as well as the lively bits, so we went to the offering of flowers, to the patron saint of l'Olleria (which happens to be Mary Magdelene).

All of the separate troops took bunches of pink flowers through different streets in the town, leading to a stage in the centre of the street near the church. On this, were the clergy. I presume that that blessed the flowers as they went by. The flowers were then arranged on a trellis outside the church, for everyone to admire.

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