Day 4: Lorcha en festes

So today is the first official day of the fiestas in Lorcha. Each year a different street is selected to have festeres where the married women of that street will dress up and wear the traditional mantilla.

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Day 4: Lorcha en festes blog post

The start of the procession is marked but fireworks being set off then the orchestra will start playing who will parade down the street to collect the women from their houses.

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Once they have been collected they will walk around the town followed by the orchestra until they get to the church where they will enter the church and they will have mass for santa Magdalena. and then return to their homes and later on in the evening they will come back and have another procession to lay flowers for santa Magdalena but with out there mantillas.

This is followed by yet another procession at night where they will carry candles and walk through the streets of Lorcha ending up back at the church.

Throughout today and they coming days there will be countless celebrations so by the time this has been uploaded there will be some I have missed so I will put them in the next blog.

Thats all for today hopefully I will get some more pics of the fiestas for tomorrow but until then bye.

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