Benicio del Toro & A Confederacy of Dunces

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Pasacalle (street parade). I marched for 3 hours on the streets of Aldaia, Valencia, Spain. It was fantastic.

Pasacalle (street parade). I marched for 3 hours on the streets of Aldaia, Valencia, Spain. It was fantastic.

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According to The Alliance of Religions & Conservation founded by HRH Prince Philip, during the 21st Century, the numbers of people partaking in pilgrimages continues to rise. Of the 38 most popular sites, it has been estimated that 200 million people go on pilgrimage every year. These pilgrimages can last for hours, days, or even months.

The Spanish villagers of Valverde (located near Elche) congregate at their local church, before starting the annual pilgrimage of Romeria de Santa Ana. The village festivities are held in honour of its patron saint called Anne; the mother of the Virgin Mary. Festive events happen during the few weeks prior to the 26th of July; which is the official Catholic Feast Day of Saint Anne and Saint Joachim. The fiesta in Valverde culminates on this day with a procession through the streets.

During the procession, pilgrims carry a large effigy of Saint Anne festooned in flowers. In the summertime swell of heat, pilgrims take turns at hauling the heavy statue for the full processional distance of 1.4 kilometres. The march starts at the church in Valverde and ends at the estate called Ermita Vieja near the old hermitage.

Music is played by the pilgrims during the event. They take rests along the route, where bottles of water, fruit and melon are served. Everyone was in good spirits when I witnessed the procession; they sang and clapped while on foot. At midday a field Mass was officiated by Pastor Garcia Pascual and sung by the Santa Ana church choir. This was followed by music, song and laughter as the pilgrims celebrated their fiesta.

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The Moors & Christians Festival

The festival took place during The National Day of Valencia. The festive events included an historical re-enactment and a street parade.

The traditional Moors & Christians Festival is celebrated throughout the Valencian community in south east Spain. It commemorates the battles fought between Moors (or Muslims) and Christians during the period known as “Reconquista”. In English, reconquista means reconquest. Eventually, the Moors were defeated by the Christians, ending approximately 800 years of Moorish rule in Spain - from the 7th century until the 15th century.

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Russell Cobb is a leading Illustrator based in the UK. Russell has received many industry awards including D&AD Silver and 5 Association of Illustrators Best of British Gold awards. In 2003 the Independent UK national newspaper voted him one of Britain’s top ten Illustrators.
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Russell Cobb is a leading Illustrator based in the UK. Russell has received many industry awards including D&AD Silver and 5 Association of Illustrators Best of British Gold awards. In 2003 the Independent UK national newspaper voted him one of Britain’s top ten Illustrators.

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