Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lunch and, SURPRISE, a Parade


Saturday, 11 April, 2015:

After our Junior team's impressive win at Cehegin today, we were invited to lunch at the home of Roberto and Imma Durán.

Their ability to cook is devine!

Imma's Mother embroiders . . .

. . . REALLY well!!!

After our delicious lunch, we enjoyed a game of dominoes with them, men vs. women.

They won.

El Entierro de la Sadina

This is the last big event of the Fiestas de Primavera and is the symbolic burial of all of the sardines that Catholics had to eat on meatless Fridays during Lent.

It is also an excuse to party.

To excess.

It starts with sidewalk bars

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Dancing in the street is a must

We were walking towards the Barrio del Carmen to witness the big parade that was scheduled to start at 9:00 p.m.

 Wedding pictures near the Cathedral

It must be Saturday.

The Sardine statue in the Río Segura

We got to our seats about 45 minutes before the parade's scheduled start and watch several marchers go by on their way to the parade's starting line.

 The Devil was in the House

 So was this pink clad band

 Craig McKenzie?

Father-Daughter Parade fun

Mysterious Dama

 Pajama Party

I hope those rate caramelos

 Thinning Stripes

Odin?

Indeed Vikings fans

More pink

She was loving the pre-parade activity

 Pink continues to rule the day

 Finally some green

 New Cobras coaching gear?

A wig I think

Finally the parade was under way!

Big Pigs

Sardineros

Bull Run!

 Top hat dancing

Lovely smile

 Standard Bearer

 Put your cap on!

New Newbury Park coaching gear?

Love it!

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Carnival all over again

 The Sardine!

More Sardineros

A flock of geese???

Weird wiggly things

 Rocking Music

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HIGH Energy Band

 Feathery look

 Pirate Ship Fear

 It's a ?

The Sardine Statue at night

We started our walk home at about 10:30 p.m. with a lot of parade still to come.

What was the reason we left early? We have to board the 3:00 a.m. chartered bus for our game in Reus at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The end of an amazing two weeks
of Festivals in Murcia

First it was the Semana Santa festivities and now it is these Fiestas de Primavera. Murcia certainly can entertain you with a lot of ceremony, religious history and fun!

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