This Sunday, 20th May, sees the annual Romeria de San Isidro. Now 7 years on, after being “restarted” this is now a permanent fixture and a great spectacle to see – or, of course by joining in on foot or horseback.
San Isidro (now the Catholic saint of farmers) was born in Madrid around 1070 and died 15 May 1130. He was a humble farm worker and was well known for his good works and support of the local poor and animals. Religous parades and pilgrimages (Romerias) are held in his honour and are especially prevalent in Andalucia, with those in Malaga province being particularly large and well supported.
It all starts around 09:00 at Iglesia de el Salvador in P4 with a mass. After the mass the procession will leave and head via Tetuán, Mariana Pineda, Rontoda de Andalucía, Avenida Rey Juan Carlos I, Carrera de la Concepción, Carretera Suspiro del Moro, Calle Molvízar, Camino de la Vega Primera, before dropping into Rio Verde and heading up to Torrecuevas for the serious partying.