Celebrated from 30 April to 3 May. One of the most popular Spanish fiestas
Religiously, the festival refers to the search by the Byzantine Empress Saint Helena for the cross on which Jesus died. However, popular traditions connected to the festival originate from pagan traditions brought to Spain by the Roman Empire, of which May Day is an example.
Locals create elaborate crucifixes which are decorated with flowers and shawls and even incorporate household implements and kitchen utensils. Old traditions such as displaying an apple with a pair of scissors on the table in front of the crucifix are still preserved, used as a warning that one should not criticise a Cruz decoration.
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