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More than 13,000 people accompanying the patron of Totana "Santa Eulalia de Mérida" (08/12/2013)

More than 13,000 people have joined this morning to the patron saint of the town Santa Eulalia de Mérida in its traditional descent from her shrine to the chapel of San Roque de Totana, where it will remain until tomorrow afternoon which will be transferred to the Church of Santiago, where will remain until January 7.

According to police sources, have been more than 13,000 people who participated in this sunny festive day, the patron saint of clothing Totana one of the great days of these local festivals.

From early morning, many people have been accessing the vicinity of the shrine of La Santa, where have expected, between chants of crews, prior to the start of the fall hours.

In addition, at seven in the morning, the Department of Celebration, as has become tradition, the pilgrims invited to enjoy a hot chocolate and an hour later, it was a holy mass officiated.

The landlady at nine in the morning, cover the shoulders of the brothers of La Santa, and dressed in his red suit romera, was preparing to go 7 kilometers away from the crowd that has accompanied it.

Three hours later, the image of Santa Eulalia has come to El Rulo, where he was received by the municipal civil and religious authorities, and members of the Holy Foundation, as well as many neighbors who have gathered there admiring the image of the patron.

In Rulo, the patron has been, in addition to the Municipal Band, received by a fireworks and fireworks and later was transferred to the chapel of San Roque.

Tomorrow Mass will be held at 12:00 pm and Santa Eulalia will be moved to the church of Santiago in the evening.

According to Civil Defence sources have been no incidents during the pilgrimage.

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Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Foto:

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