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Fiestas Cantillana

Fiestas of tourist interest

Celefrations and Processions in Honour of our Lady of the Souls
 

Celefrations and Processions in Honour of our Lady of the Souls

Date: 8 September
Description: This is held yearly in September. The procession of the Glory on 8th September is when the Virgin tours the streets of Cantillana. In Calle Martín Rey street around midnight, the Virgin is relieved of her shepherdess? hat under a copious shower of rose petals, doves are let loose and multicoloured rockets fired. The last week in September, her traditional Romería (local pilgrimage) to the Ermita (chapel) in the village of Los Pajares takes place. On the way, she is accompanied by her romeros (pilgrims), horse-riders and carts pulled by oxen.
Date of termination: 19/09/03
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Fiestas en Honor de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
 

Fiestas en Honor de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

Date: September
Description: These fiestas are traditionally held in August and September. On 15th August, the procession of Our Lady of the Assumption starts out and proceeds around the streets of Cantillana. In Calle Martín Rey street, the hundred-year old hymn is sung to the Virgin and she is showered profusely with rose petals as an offering to her, amid fireworks. The last week in September, the Fiestas de la Subida (Fiestas of the Ascent) are held, where the Simpecado de la Asunción (The Sinless One of the Assumption) is taken on a silver cart pulled by oxen and tours the streets, visiting the town. The route is accompanied by horse-riders, horse carriages and all the asuncionistas (Assumption followers). At night, the eagerly awaited moment comes: the act of Ascent of Our Lady of the Assumption.
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