Dia de la Cruz Fiesta Granada

The day of the Cross (Dia de la Cruz) is celebrated on May the 3rd throughout Spain.  We visited Granada to attend this hugely popular festival which attracts many visitors from all over Andalucia and Spain.  The  Granda the roots of the festival originate in the San Lazaro district, where a plaster cross was installed in 1625 and all the locals celebrated by singing and dancing.  Children helped to build small altars with a cross and use pottery, copper, scarves and flowers to decorate them.

This happy time of the year brings optimism with crosses, plazas and people decorated in bright red carnations.  The city is filled with people and the locals of Granada attend in their masses, wearing typical Andalucian costume, some even arrive on horseback.  There are numerous plazas around the city to see the crosses and displays, each competing for the prestigious best display award.  The atmosphere is incredibly friendly, the restaurants and bars all buzzing and it’s a great opportunity to witness soul stirring Flamenco performances.

Altar Dia de la Cruz

Horses Dia de la Cruz

Horse Dia de la Cruz

Flamenco, Dia de la Cruz Granada

Altar, Dia de la Cruz

 

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  1. Notmyyearoff says:

    I think I’d be so excited to see a flamenco dancer, I’ve never seen one! And the festival sounds really fascinating. I never knew there was SO much culture and history in that area. Much more than just the Al Humbra!
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    1. Thanks, there were so many ladies attending in their flamenco dresses for a dance with friends. Plus flamenco performers on the many stages throughout the city. Great to see
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  2. I love how everyone dresses up and the flamenco dancer looks amazing
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    1. They all looked stylish, young and old
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  3. Beautiful photos the B&W ones feel like old classic photos

    Thank you for linking up

    1. Thanks, great to see the traditions alive and well, timeless
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  4. Dad says:

    How fantastic! #MySundayPhoto
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  5. Tara says:

    It looks so vibrant, I love all the colour in your photos, especially the dancer. The photo of the group of men with their horses looks like it could be from a different era. #MySundayPhoto

    1. Thanks, it was really colourful. So many flowers are blooming here at the moment.
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  6. Fabulous shots as always! I especially like the B&W horsecarriage, which looks like a vintage postcard, the flamenco dancer, and the last one – so dramatic with the red cross.
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    1. Thanks, glad you like the photos. It was a great day out
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