Hundreds of neighbors celebrate and honor St. Lucia on the big day of celebration

Saturday December 13, Xàbia at the foot of St. Lucia surrendered. From early morning, hundreds of people were climbing up which is the highest shrine in the municipality. A total of 164 meters high each year have crowned many neighbors to honor the protector of sight. On this occasion, being Saturday, the number of participants increased considerably expecting a large influx of young people.

The municipality woke up wanting to party. From early morning, the streets breathed festive atmosphere. First with an early riser despertá the streets of the historic center that resonated strongly in other nuclei of population and Customs del Mar.

Then the rhythm of tabalet and dolçaina, the Colla Xirimitabs encouraged the pilgrimage of the neighbors who gathered in the Plaça de l'Església to accompany the Association of St. Lucia to the shrine of the saint. They also wanted to accompany and celebrate this holiday, children Juniors Customs del Mar next to the pastor of Our Lady of Loreto, D. Fernando Mañó, crossed the road from the church of the sailors to Saint Barthelemy to join the Asociation.

Pilgrimage of Saint Lucia

The walk was heavy but the joy of sharing it with other pilgrims was immense. The chapel of Santa Lucia was lit inside and out for the occasion to welcome the crowd and for several hours the bell, which is only heard by this date, did not stop ringing.

D. Julian celebrated the Eucharist and appointed overseers next year. A group dominated by men among whom only found a woman and has the presence of the parish priest of Customs. Then, the overseers of this year behaved images of Santa Barbara and Santa Lucia around the rugged terrain of the chapel followed by many devotees and municipal and church authorities.

The day ended with the distribution of hot chocolate and pastries among all gathered there gradually started down the montañeta with the desire to go back up next year to visit the border guardian of the municipality.

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