Chipiona, from the 16th to 19th may 2019
This popular festival has origins dating back to a rural party that was celebrated in the 40s at the end of the Harvest.
Today it is a Pilgrimage, which starts on the night of the Thursday previous to the Sunday of the Pilgrimage, when the statue of the Virgin of Regla del Pinar is moved from the small church in the “Pinar” up to the Sanctuary in the town.
This statue differs from the original “Virgin of Regla by the Pine Cone that the Baby Jesus has in his hand.
On Sunday, the “Virgin of Regla del Pinar” leaves the Sanctuary on a wagon taken by oxen, crossing four kilometers up to the hermitage, accompanied by pilgrims on horseback or also in wagons. A Mass is celebrated outside the church when the Virgin returns.
Around the hermitage the “Casetas” spring to life and songs of the “Sevillanas” fill the celebratory atmosphere from Friday to Sunday