Celebrations

If there is anything the Andalusians master, it is the art of celebrating life. No matter hardship or economic crises, they will always find a reason to party and celebrate their religion. In all Andalusia they have a yearly ‘Romeria’, a pilgrimage where they will walk ‘their’ Virgin to a sanctuary or just take her out to the countryside. Once arrived at their destination they will rest, have a meal with their friends and family, have drinks and dance some ‘Sevillanas’, before they head back home again. The most famous pilgrimage of Andalusia is ‘El Rocio’ in the province of Huelva, which attracts pilgrims from all over Spain. In my neigbourhood they celebrate on a smaller scale, but not less devoted.

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