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San Vicente de la Sonsierra


“Picaos” procession in San Vicente de la Sonsierra




Practical information


When?:
From Apr 17, 2014 to Apr 18, 2014

Where:
San Vicente de la Sonsierra


Location

Autonomous region:
La Rioja

Province/Island:
La Rioja

Rioja, La
Category:
Festivity of National Tourist Interest




Description

The Rioja village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra celebrates the “los picaos” procession in Easter week. It is a religious tradition with ancient origins.

It is the only display of penitence which includes flagellation, a practice that was common in many places until the 18th century. Despite the passing of time and prohibitions, this ritual has survived in the village. On their route, the “disciplinantes”, or penitents, dressed in white habits, whip their backs with esparto-grass ropes for twenty minutes.

Practical information

Date:
From Apr 17, 2014 to Apr 18, 2014
Place:
San Vicente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja)

Schedules and prices

Schedule

From Apr 17, 2014 to Apr 18, 2014



* Information may be subject to modifications

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