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Sunday, 4 May 2008

Fiesta de la Cruz (again)

Bride, groom, and bridesmaid

I was a little slow getting out to see the crosses this year, but I was glad I made the effort. The traditional crosses were much the same as last year (see http://sheilacrosby.com/fiestas/cruz.php ). But one street in Santa Cruz absolutely delighted me.

Wedding breakfast

For the last few years, it's been fairly common to have a few mayos or machangos beside the cross. These are giant rag dolls, something like scarecrows or the guys I used to make for bonfire night.

More wedding guests

Well this street in Santa Cruz was full of them. The display just went on and on. I tried to count them, but I got lost somewhere after 200.

More wedding guests

At the bottom end they, had a 1960s wedding, with bride, groom, and lots of guests.

The bride's mother perhaps?

More wedding guests

Further on, they had people picnicking at the Las Nieves Fiesta.

The picnic

I think he's hungry, don't you?

Including one man who had clearly overdone it.

And he was thirsty earlier on

Higher up there was a protest march.

The protest march.

With people watching it.

Watching the march, with the nibbles to hand

Higher up still, I found people fishing in the street.

Hope they got a good catch.

And at the very top, they had an entire Easter parade. (see Holy Week Processions)

Holy Week

No wonder they won first prize!

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