Romeria in Almayate"Sagrado Corazón de Jesús"
The word “Romería” comes from “romero”, which means those travelling towards Rome.
The Romería has brought together roughly a million pilgrims each year.
Romeria is a traditional religious festival celebrated in Andalusia, Spain. It is a pilgrimage to a particular shrine or holy site, usually held in the spring or summer months. Romerias have been an essential part of Andalusian culture for centuries, and they offer a unique opportunity to experience the region's rich heritage.
Some Romerias have become so popular that they attract thousands of pilgrims from all over Andalusia and beyond.
The Romeria Almayate is a vibrant and colourful event, with pilgrims dressed in traditional Andalusian clothing and riding on horseback or in decorated carriages. Music, dancing, and food are also essential parts of the festival.
Here is the google translated agenda for the day
May 7: PILGRIMAGE 08:00 a.m. - Pilgrimage Mass in the Sacred Heart Parish of Jesus of Almayate. 09:00 a.m. - Departure in pilgrimage from Almayate to Torre del Sea. 10:30 a.m. - Stop at the old bridge of the Vélez river. 11:00 a.m. - Start-up towards Torre del Mar. 12:45 p.m. -Arrival at the Church of Torre del Mar and floral offering. 12:50 p.m. -Start up towards camping place. 2:00 p.m. - Arrival at the camping site (olive grove on farm taramillas). 7:00 p.m. - We started the way back. 9:00 p.m. - Arrival at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Almayate. During the stay in the camp there will be music, dances and some other little things to spend a happy day in Brotherhood and Coexistence.
(Sunday) 07/05/2023 - 08:00
Finca Taramillas, Vélez-Málaga, Spain