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Other traditions

Other traditions

  • Certamen de bandas

Al inicio de Semana Santa.

  • Banderita

En junio, tras las fiestas de San Juan.

  • Sagrado Corazón

29 de junio.

  • Romería del Pilar o «De Las Cañas»

12 de octubre.

  • Rosario de la Aurora

Originario de mediados del Siglo XVI. Todos los domingos de octubre, día de Todos Santos y día de La Purísima

  • Navidad

 

Christmas and Wise men

Christmas and Wise men

It is the parade of the Wise men, the parties, within Christmas, where the organization of the City Council becomes more visible. On January 5, their Majesties the Magi make their delivery to the children of Catral of the toys that they have previously requested from the Royal Postman, after a spectacular parade.

La Purísima

La Purísima

La Purísima de la Ermita is the patron saint of Catral. It is the Archicofradía of the Holy Rosary and the Purísima de la Ermita which is responsible for organizing the popular and religious celebrations, which begin on December 7 with the transfer of the Patroness, from the Hermitage to the Parish Temple. Day 8 is the big day and a Solemn Procession is celebrated, with the assistance of authorities and Queens of the Fiestas.

After a novena, in which it is customary for the priests of Catral to preach, the Virgin is returned, in Romería to the Hermitage.

Jesus’s Heart

Jesus’s Heart

It is celebrated on June 29, It is mainly religious festival, organized and attended by a group of enthusiastic women who work all year.

It has become very popular, because “La Banderita” Concert is performed on the day before, named for being this piece of the play “Las Corsarias” that the Music Band plays in the parade around the town at the end of the concert. It is sung and danced all around the world around it, before the “Great Traca” begins all over Santa Bárbara Street, where the disruption occurs when the first thunder is heard.

At the end of a beautiful and romantic dance in the Plaza.

San Juan

San Juan

In June, the patron saint festivities are celebrated in honor of San Juan Bautista, in which the Catral women wear a nineteenth-century Huertano gala outfit.

They are the local Patron Saint festivities. They coincide with the first days of summer and the Holidays are organized by the City Council.

They are very participatory festivities where the whole town participate, from children to adults, in various and varied celebrations. They usually begin with the Crowning of the Party Queens, in a spectacular and ceremonial gala.

It is remarkable the day of the popular Cavalcade, where Las Peñas and the neighborhoods of the town participate, with the most fun and surprising costumes. It is usually celebrated on Saturday before San Juan.

Day of the cross

Day of the cross

May 3. There are three construction in Catral with their corresponding crosses. On the Carretera de Dolores, in the square of the hermitage of Santa Águeda and on the Camino de la Cruz. It is in this last district where traditionally celebrations of the Cross are celebrated, with dances and popular games.

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