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The Virgen del Carmen festival returns to Cambrils

The Virgen del Carmen festival returns to Cambrils

Cambrils. Costa Dorada. 12th July 2012. The Virgen del Carmen is the patron saint of fishermen. In many coastal towns of Cambrils Catalonia and among them, the fishermen and their families honor the Virgin and are assigned to ask for protection. In the summer festive season of Cambrils, on July 16 is celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Carmen. Party that has undergone major changes since it was conceived from the start with a strictly religious nature. The festival but evolved and religious elements were flexible and were gradually introduced elements of a more secular and festive. Since 1969 to 1978 there was no externalization of the party outside the church. Nor did the procession. In 1979 one of the activities conducted in association Residents of San Pedro del Carmen was recovered the festival. One of the most important innovations that were introduced was the sea procession, participated on almost all vessels fishing arena. Currently the festival is organized by the Department of festivals with the help of the Fishermen's Association and the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Carmen and other entities involved in Cambrils. The events started after the Mass in honor of the Virgin, leaving Mass in the Chapel of St. Peter interprets Polyphonic joys. Then began the procession of the Virgen del Carmen procession composed of all, with authorities, heiresses and heirs, the Brotherhood of Our Lady of Carmen with the standard, children dressed in traditional dress and sailor with the participation of associations such as the group of drummers Cambrils header, the Arjau-America Sailing and Wind vogadors of Estrop, who are also carriers of the Virgin. On arrival at the dock continues with the sea procession. The image goes in a boat decorated with flowers that is different every year and is the procession began. During navegada is the offering of flowers, throwing them into the sea in honor of the Virgin. Returning to port continues the procession to the church where the carriers enter the picture in the church and the chapel kneeling Polyphonic plays back the joys. The festival has also sung with other acts such as Havana on the beach the day before, sardines and popular dance of Sardana.

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