Once again its the annual Cruces de Mayo, or the May Crosses. This year they’re being exhibited from Sunday 30th April through to Wednesday 3rd May, with judging being started on 30th from 19:00 onwards.
Each cross will be awarded up to 5 points in each of the following categories: Decoration of the cross itself, variety & selection of flowers, lighting, surroundings, display of local / traditional gastronomy and overall originality, with a special children’s category as well.
As every year there are limits on the times for music, with hours being generally Sunday 12:00 – 18:00 and 20:00 – 02:00. Monday & Tuesday 12:00 – 18:00 and 20:00 – 02:00 ad finally Wednesday from 12:00 – 22:00.
As much a demonstration of pagan tradition as it is of Christian faith the origins of Cruces De Mayo are rooted in a confusion of legend and folklore. For full information on the meaning and history of the May Crosses please see our dedicated meaning of Cruces de Mayo post.
Cruz Cofradía de la Oración en el Huerto, en plaza de la Rosa.
Cruz de La Piedad, Plaza Kelibia
Cruz Internacional Kelibia, plaza Kelibia
Cruz Alhambra, Calle Angustias Moderna,5
Cruz Bar A´Kalbili, Calle Torre Quevedo, 8
Cruz Currito, Calle Ángel Gámez
Cruz San Juan, Plaza de Noreta
Cruz de la Victoria, Plaza de la Victoria
Cruz Vera Cruz y Sepulcro, Plaza de la Victoria,
Cruz Resucitado y Triunfo, Plaza de la Victoria
Cruz Infantil Las Infantas, Plaza de la Victoria.
La Herradura has seven entries:
Cruz Barrio Alto, Calle Barrio Alto 5
Cruz Asociación de Comerciantes, Calle Canalejas 16.
Cruz Vecinos de Las Maravillas, parque Las Maravillas.
Cruz Club del Pensionista, Club del Pensionista Centro Cívico
Cruz Los Compadres, Calle Canalejas
Cruz El Duende, calle Alhambra Edif. Campin Bajo.