Friday, 6 May 2011

Festivity Virgen de los Desamapados in Valencia

The second Sunday in May (May 8, 2011) Valencia celebrate the feast of Virgen de los Desamparados, the patron saint of the city. There is a great devotion to the Virgin to the Valencian affectionately call "The Geperudeta (humpback)" referring to the slightly bent position to adopt. To not get out of his dressing room the image of the Virgen de los Desmparados of the High Altar were replicas of it. The first image procession of the Virgen de los Desamparados was the work of Vincent Caramel in 1948. Later in 1966, made another Octavio Vicent, which is now out in procession and is known popularly as "the pilgrim."

On the eve of the feast on Saturday night, has a concert in the Plaza of the Virgin by the municipal band of Valencia. Below is a firework display in the old Turia riverbed. After this takes place "Dance", a fragment of native folk dance and the "Nit d'Alba", a night of folk songs of the region. About five in the morning we celebrate the "Mass Discovered."

On Sunday at eight o'clock, on an altar that is installed in front of the Basilica of the Mare de Deu, whose facade is decorated with a carpet of flowers, Mass occurs Infantes. At 10.30 am was the "transfer" in which the image "Pilgrim" is carried by the "followers" from the Basilica to the Cathedral through the Iron Gate. This act is very famous and the Virgin, live and compliments, is carried on wings, from each other, until, from behind, entering the Cathedral.
At noon there is a mascletà and afternoon held a procession in which the Virgin is paraded through the streets of historic downtown are flooded with thousands of flower petals.
In the Plaza de la Reina is installed on this date a typical market of ceramics and clay.

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