The sister cities of Totana and Merida today held a day of living that has consolidated its twinning with the figure of the common patron, Santa Eulalia, and eulaliense cult meeting point for the residents of both towns.
The hall of Totana Town Council has welcomed the official ceremony as part of the pilgrimage organized by the Association of virgin and martyr Santa Eulalia de Extremadura Murcia capital city.
The official reception at City Hall was chaired by the mayor, Juan Jose Canovas, framed within social and cultural events scheduled for this day in order to deepen the closer ties that unite the two cities.
Extremadura representation has been made up of about 30 people and led by the president of this association, Luis Miguel González, who have been received by the municipal authorities and employers of the Holy of Totana Foundation and protocol gifts were exchanged.
The same was also attended by numerous members of the Municipal Corporation and representatives of the entities that promote eulaliense worship at both locations, in this case, Totana La Santa Foundation and the Association of the Virgin and martyr Santa Eulalia de Merida.
Extremadura pilgrimage has come to give a response to the trip made up of some 90 people totanera delegation held in September last year to Merida, coinciding with the celebration of Trecenario in honor of the patron of both towns, Santa Eulalia.
The excursion was organized by the Association of the Virgin and martyr Santa Eulalia de Merida, within a cultural and tourist trip to the Murcia region and the cities of Granada and Toledo during the bridge of the Pilar festival, and since both cities are twinned since 2003.
Extremadura pilgrims enjoyed a busy day with an official reception and morning Mass at the shrine of the patron officiated by priests Diego Isidoro Garcia and several visits scheduled by the environment of the hermitage of La Santa, the argárico site "La Bastida" , the place of the Heart of Jesus and the parish church Santiago.
The meeting has been used for a meeting between the directors of the Association of the Virgin and martyr Santa Eulalia de Merida Association and the Board of Totana La Santa Foundation, organizations that promote worship and preservation eulaliense be held heritage, environment and customs around the figure of the patron.
Totana addition to Mérida, who have in common the figure of Santa Eulalia as patron, is twinned with the town of Kalocsa (Hungary) and Uchaud (France), respectively.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana