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Santa Eulalia returns to his hermitage in Espuña accompanied by more than 13,000 people (07/01/2015)

The patron saint of Totana, Santa Eulalia of Mérida, has returned in procession to the chapel Espuña after remaining from the 8th of December in the city for employers and holidays, today coinciding with the day of festivity Local.

More than 13,000 people, according to local police sources, participated in the procession and joined hundreds also gathered all day in festive outdoor living was held at the Shrine environment.

From the morning were many pilgrims who gathered in coming to the shrine enabled sites to receive Holy.

The festive day began at eight o'clock with a Mass celebrated in the church of Santiago El Mayor by the parish priest, José Ruiz.

Thousands of pilgrims of all ages formed a human flood the road clothing image of Santa Eulalia on his way back to the chapel, during which they have not stopped playing the songs of the gangs, again showing affection for their patron.

Three hours later the image of the patron has reached the court of the sanctuary where they held a mass campaign that has, in addition to the Mayor of Totana, Isabel Maria Sanchez Ruiz attended, the Minister of Culture and Education, Pedro Antonio Sanchez, who also has been known altarpiece in the image, whose restoration will begin in a few days is.

After mass, the festive day continued, as many people have remained in the vicinity of La Santa to enjoy the rest of the day of the typical products of Totana and gourmet dishes cooked for the occasion, like crumbs sausage rices.

A safety device finally made up more than 60 troops of Civil Protection, Fire, Middle Agents Environmental, Civil Guard, Local Police and Municipal Emergency Service ensured the safety of the pilgrims.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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