The entrants for this year’s Cruces de Mayo competitions have now been finalised, and are shown on the attached PDF. This covers both Almunecar & La Herradura.
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.
Times for the displays are still as before – Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019 from12:00 on the Friday until 22:00 on the Sunday, but must be closed at 02:00 in the mornings.
This year’s annual May Crosses fiesta is confirmed for Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019. The crosses and tableaux must be on display from 12:00 on the Friday until 22:00 on the Sunday, but must be closed at 02:00 in the mornings to respect the neighbours.
As always, they will be judged on multiple criteria, with classes for children as well as communities. Prizes range from €700 for 1st place, to €500 and €300 for 2nd & 3rd places, plus €100 spot prizes.
As and when the entrants and the locations are known we will post the details…
The April itinerary is now out. As always “right click” to download onto your phone for later reference. Blues, Soul, Flamenco, Funk and much more, as well as local bands and open mike nights. Also, don’t forget the annual Ruta De Tapas is still running on Fri, Sat & sun the 5th, 6th & 7th April.