This morning was made the programming of the Fiesta de la Candelaria 2009, where the local mayor, Juan Romero Canovas, Councilwoman Celebrations, Maria Elena Marín Cánovas and two members of the Hermandad de la Candelaria, Antonio Hernán and Miguel Parra have appeared before the media to report this traditional event.
Sunday, February day1, programming begins with a Mass at the Church of San Lazaro sung by the group "The Golden Age."
On 2 February, Candlemas Day, activities begin at 9:45 pm with a procession of children from the church of San Lazaro, Virgen del Rosario, Gil, the Fair and Church of San Lazaro.
Then at 10:00 pm and will celebrate Mass in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria, in the Church of San Lazaro sung by the "Friends of the Night."
Later, at 11:00 pm and take place as every year the traditional "pilgrimage" with the image of the Virgin, accompanied by pilgrims and bands "Aires de Espuña" and "Musicians' Workshop" that will sing to the Virgin de la Candelaria during the tour whose itinerary is Loch street, Rambla Don Diego, Mulberry Street, Rambla San Roque, Ermita Padre Manuel and finally reaching the "Collao.
On arrival at the "Callao", will be a mass in the chapel sung by the group "Friends of the Night" and at 14:00 hours there will be giant paella for all attendees.
This year a new tribute to Maria "Gonzalo", founder of the Brotherhood of Candelaria has recently died, and that illusion of it, the Municipal Music Band will perform at the journey of the Church of San Lazaro to Conception.
Another novelty is that this year the virgin stroll shoulders in a new throne.
The mayor has encouraged all residents to enjoy this special day for our town and involve as many people to make this pilgrimage each year is massive.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia