Today we present one of the most famous and celebrated festivals of Alicante, the traditional pilgrimage of Santa Faz .
This festival is held the second Thursday of Easter after Easter , which this year is Thursday, April 7th .
The celebration begins at 8 am at the Church of St. Nicholas with a Mass the bishop of the diocese of Alicante and after finishing this Mass begins the pilgrimage to the Monastery of Santa Faz , located about five kilometers outside.
This pilgrimage is popularly known as ” La Peregrina ” for this rise walk to the monastery by devotees visiting the Santa Faz , a canvas with which, according to tradition, Veronica wiped the face of Jesus road to Calvary , leaving it ‘s face drawn on the fabric.
According to tradition, the pilgrims carry canes with which rely on their journey to the monastery with a rosemary on top.
The road is long but is very pleasant because it is tradition to stop along the way on several occasions to eat foods typical Easter carrying pilgrims and share with each other, some of these are raw or tortilla beans, rabbit with tomato and wine Huerta, and rolls of anise and wine Fondillón.
One of the most popular stops is the ” Paraeta what Die ” , held in an iconic and unique place with capacity for more than five hundred people , a ranch farm of the eighteenth century ( rustic mansion originally intended for the manufacture of wine ” Monastrell ” ) , which are grouped some of the brotherhoods , as the Penitential Brotherhood and the Brotherhood of Nazarenes of the Holy Face of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Finally , to reach the monastery is celebrated Mass and after it held a traditional meal before making their way back. The younger end their pilgrimage down to the beach and holding a bottle set in a conditioned for this area, with speakers, music, bars and food stalls.
Anyway , we do not want to miss this pilgrimage , because in Hotel Alamo support healthy living and outdoor activities like this, and believe it is a good opportunity to enjoy the good weather Alicante spring , meet people and get away from daily routine.
Do not miss your room in our hotel for this special occasion and book ! We, as always, we are waiting to offer the best.
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