La Romería de La Virgen de Luna
Walking in the Romería this past weekend was one of my most favorite Spanish experiences so far. Though the idea of trekking 11 kilometers in the sun seemed at first like a daunting task, the conviviality and spirit of the event made the time fly by.
Before leaving for the walk, we spent the early afternoon sitting in the casetas eating delicious foods and observing as the men and women in traditional dress rode by on horseback. Later we visited the Virgen in the ermita where we had the chance to explore the beautiful church and even ring the bell for good luck. The walk itself was stunning. I loved strolling down the winding dirt roads along with the horses and carriages past fields of sheep, pigs, goats, and cows.
After about 3 hours of walking, we finally arrived in town, and just in time to watch as the Virgen de Luna reunited with San Miguel. We finished the day with hotdogs in the fair and watched the fiery red sunset. It was a fantastic day spent with wonderful company experiencing wonderful traditions!