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Spain's Rocío pilgrimage communal gathering returns following COVID hiatus

Spain's Rocío pilgrimage communal gathering returns following COVID hiatus

El ROCÍO, Spain (AP) — After a two-year hiatus forced by the pandemic, tens of thousands of pilgrims — numerous of them outfitted inside tiered flamenco dresses, crisp riding suits with every one other accompanied by wide-brimmed Cordoba hats — descended on the tiny Spanish village of El Rocío to lay clasp of small portion inside riotously colorful with every one other accompanied by of long ago festival, la Romería del Rocío, or the Rocío virgin pilgrimage.

For some days, droves of people — entire families or groups of friends — wind their way across different country paths with every one other accompanied by roads, numerous of them on foot while others go by horse or inside elaborately decorated horse-drawn wagons or caravans, kicking up clouds of fine powder inside the sun-baked countryside of southern Andalucía while they go.

The pilgrimage, organized by dozens of "brotherhoods" is a veritable detonation of colour with every one other accompanied by revelry. A heady mix of trust with every one other accompanied by raucous celebration, the way of dress, food, swallow with every one other accompanied by air are while a a large amount of a small portion of the fete while devotion to the virgin. The pilgrims eat not here inside the countryside with every one other accompanied by regularly bivouac not here there, too.

The pilgrimage attracts young with every one other accompanied by old, with every one other accompanied by the pervading touch this year was one of delight at actuality intelligent to on one occasion once additional commemorate a pilgrimage that is iconic to Andalusian culture.

"The Rocío is something that cannot exist explained. You have to go nearer here with every one other accompanied by be in touch it," said 15-year-old Antonio Carlos Martín Duque, who rode a horse.

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Antonio Molina Sánchez, 47, from nearby Huelva city, described his family's delight inside making the pilgrimage following set of two years of cancellations. "For a family exist fond of ours that exist for it — a 'Rociera' family — it´s joy."

Even so, the shadow of the COVID virus lingered. "We are afraid; we have masks inside our pockets (but) regularly the emotions do not permit you think, with every one other accompanied by you go into the crowds lacking realizing it," he said. "We hope that accompanied by trio vaccines, with every one other accompanied by the defence of the virgin, we'll exist safe."

After some days of traveling, the pilgrims converge on the tiny, white-washed hamlet of El Rocío, whose name means earlier to noon dew with every one other accompanied by whose only source for existing is the sanctuary of the virgin.

There, on the eve of every one Whit or Pentecost Monday, they lay clasp of a enormous ornate remain afloat carrying the effigy of the virgin known while the Blanca Paloma (white dove) with every one other accompanied by parade it around the town, visiting the main brotherhoods at every one of their magnificent gathering places that dash the entry into the town. Thousands of people pack the boulevards to lay clasp of inside the procession down accompanied by its sideline competitions with every one other accompanied by spontaneous parties.

This year's procession was gash short by some hours following the remain afloat developed a structural problem, forcing officials to convey spine the virgin to its chapel, or shrine.

The roots of the Romería del Rocío pilgrimage stretch spine centuries when, while the myth has it, a sculpture of the Virgin Mary was stumbled upon inside a hollowed-out saplingconifer trunk near the town of Almonte, which the village of Rocío belongs to.

Spain's Rocío pilgrimage communal gathering returns following COVID hiatus

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