FESTIVAL OF THE DISCOVERED STATUES OF THE VIRGIN-8th Sep


FESTIVAL OF THE  DISCOVERED STATUES OF THE VIRGIN

 

8th September

 

 The festival of the discovered statues of the Virgin, the local reinterpretation of the catholic festival of the birth of the Virgin, is celebrated in nearly two hundred towns in Valencia. A long list of processions, dances, pilgrimages, Moors and Christians and bull festivals is organised to celebrate the Virgin. Some of the most important are: in L'Alcudia to the Virgin of Loreto, with the donation of the image of the Virgin to the town and the dance of the Negrets; in Alaquàs to the Virgin of the Oliveral with the traditional Carxofa songs; in Utiel to the Virgin of Remedies or Serranilla with a pilgrimage to her hermitage which is located eleven kilometers from the town; in Sueca to the Virgin of Sales which has a procession of the person who discovered the statue, a farmhand and his mules, and the Llauradorets and Començadoreta dance groups; in Picassent to the Virgin of Vallivana with the Bastonots dance; in Titaguas to the Virgin of Remedies with the Mojiganga dance.

The festival in Algemesí to the Virgin of Health stands out due to its great variety of dances and its processions.

 

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