La Griteria, the Night of Screaming… and some work

Quien causa tanta alegria!!!! What is the cause of our happiness La Concepcion de Maria!!!! The Conception of the Virgen Maria. Tuesday is the Purissima, Most Pure day, the day of the Immaculate Conception, so on Monday everyone, especially the children, goes out shouting. Houses and churches set up their own altars and the kids… Continue reading La Griteria, the Night of Screaming… and some work

Lavada de la Plata, Washing of the Silver

Marina and her aunts had told me that there is a ceremony in El Viejo,¬† a village beyond Leon. The church takes out the silver and washes it in preparation¬† for the Ceremony of the Purissima, Immaculate Conception. The washing ceremony will take place on Sunday, with the day of the Immaculate Conception being Tuesday.… Continue reading Lavada de la Plata, Washing of the Silver