Thursday, 4 April 2013

Programación Romería Lunes de Quasimodo.

"Lunes de Quasimodo" is an event unique to Olvera and is an annual fiesta that always takes place on the second Monday after Easter Sunday. It celebrates the end of a severe drought in 1715 when, after a prolonged period of prayers to the patron saint of the village "Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios", the rains came. Ever since then the Olvereños have made a pilgrimage to the Church just outside of Olvera to give thanks and then spend the day with families and friends, dancing and partying in the surrounding fields.
A programme of events for the weekend prior to "Quasimodo Monday" is shown  above (click on the image to enlarge). After all the rain we've had over the last six weeks or so, perhaps it would be more appropriate this year to offer up prayers for the rain to stop so that everyone can enjoy what is a really fun, community event. Have fun.

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