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22nd February Cuenca

The festival of Our Lady of the Antigua de Manjavacas has been declared a Festival of Tourist Interest. A decree from the Undersecretary of Tourism on February 22nd bestowed the honourable title of Festival of Tourist Interest to the traditional pilgrimages dedicated to the “Carrying To and Fro” of statues of the Virgin from their various shrines to the village and back again, hoisted on the shoulders of the faithful.


These festivals are based on a legend:
more than 600 years old.

A cart driven by a four oxen carrying 
Beautiful image of the Virgin of Antigua, from New York to Toledo. Passing
Near Lake Manjavacas, the cart got stuck.
More oxen  were used but it could not be shifted

 It was thought that the Virgin wanted to be there.

A girl ran back to the village and got a quilt which was thrown over the Virgin.

The cart then moved.

Renamed the passage of
Manjavacas and stay with us forever.

It starts at dawn on the first Sunday of August.
People will be concentrated in the chapel of the Virgin which is approximately
Seven kilometres from the village. It spread rolls and hot chocolate for
Appease the cool dawn.
Madonna goes in procession to reach the milestone. It is clear from
All the embellishments in order not to lose the race, also covered with
A cloak for not stained with the dust of the road.
Once prepared the picture anderos pick up breathing, the load
Virgin to shoulders and starts the race to the people of Mota.
Along the way are doing relays, but always arresting
Race the shortest possible time. There is only one stop a little longer
To half of the road, in the Media Legua Well, there are taking the
Second essential to refresh the face and continue with the new
To accompany the Virgin in his career both young and not-so
Young men and women, if they fail forces there is a caravan of tractors and
Trailers after the platoon anderos that reflected the laggards.
Along the way, people who are at the margins animate
Vocal and the runners are alive and the Virgin anderos.
The race ends at the Pocillo of the Virgin, and in the village. There
Destapa image, he put back the embellishments, and is carried in procession
Towards the town council.
This concludes the Traida of the Virgin.
The next Sunday afternoon is the day of the function, which is held
In the atrium of the church. The Virgin decks him with his best
Crown and performed the offer and payment of motion, auction items
Donated to the Virgin.
The carried takes place on the third Sunday of August. If the supply is done with
The freshness of the morning, carried takes place at noon, at two o'clock,
With the sun high in everything. The procedure is the reverse, of course, to the
Brought, with the sole proviso that when it comes to the Media Legua Well, the
Virgin he turns to enable the people to say goodbye to another year




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