First Saturday in May
Virgen del Buen Suceso, La Gineta, Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
the statue of Our Lady of Good News moves from the parish church to her
chapel near La Grajuela five miles away. On the first Saturday in May the
image returns to La Gineta for the major celebration in the Virgin's honor.
The parish collects offerings by "auctioning" her veil, mantle, and scepter
and the crowns and shoes of both Mother and Child. The fiestas are known for
parades of costumed "Moors and Christians" accompanied by many bands.
Formerly held on the first Sunday, the celebration was moved to Saturday so
that the many natives returning from southern Spain for the occasion would
get a chance to see the Virgin before going back. (Information and picture
from the town's website,
Also celebrated this date:
|Marienkapelle, Würzburg, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany.
Devotions every Saturday in May.|
|Madonna delle Grazie, Nettuno, Roma, Latium, Italy. Procession with
statue to St. John's Church.|
|Our Lady of Centocow, Creighton, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Pilgrimage of Polish people.|
|Virgen de los Remedios, Aguilar del Río Alhama, La Rioja, Spain.
|Virgen del Pueyo, Binies, Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Romería.|
|Virgen del Castillo, Aguatón, Teruel, Aragon, Spain. Romería.|
|Virgen de la Aliaga, Córtes de Aragón, Teruel, Aragon, Spain. Romería
from surrounding towns.|
|Virgen de Herrera, Nogueras, Teruel, Aragon, Spain|
|Mare de Déu de L'Avellà, Catí, Castellón, Valencia, Spain. Pilgrimage