Rocío 2024: the jumping of the fence at 2:56 begins the procession of the Virgin | Present

Rocío 2024: the jumping of the fence at 2:56 begins the procession of the Virgin | Present
Rocío 2024: the jumping of the fence at 2:56 begins the procession of the Virgin | Present

The people of Almont jumped over the fence at 2:56 a.m., the moment in which the Simpecado of the Matriz de Almonte Brotherhood crossed the Pilgrim Shell that serves as the portico of the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Rocío, coming from the prayer of the Holy Rosary, giving I begin the procession of the image.

Moments later, the eldest brother of the Matrix, Sebastián Suárez, bearer of this insignia, stood face to face in front of the image, and at that moment, the people who were already around the passage, proceeded to take it down from the presbytery to reach the central nave of the hermitage between the sound of the hermitage bells and continued cheers and clapping.

AME7468. EL ROCÍO (SPAIN), 05/20/2024.- The Almonteños jump over the fence in the hermitage at 2:57 a.m., taking over the Virgin of El Rocío and starting a procession through the Almonteña village of El Rocío ( Huelva). The early morning of Whit Monday is the most anticipated moment for all the Roceros, who await the moment when the Almonteños jump over the fence to carry their Patroness, the Blanca Paloma, on their shoulders. EFE/Julián Pérez
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The ‘jump’ took place just two minutes later than last year -2:55- and just five minutes later on the shoulders of the Almonteños and with the sound of the bells from the hermitage’s belfry, the Virgin has reached the height of the portico of the Sanctuary to exit onto a front esplanade where thousands of faithful were waiting for her.

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After leaving the hermitage, he went, as is traditional, to the left side, the marsh, to begin visiting his 127 subsidiary brotherhoods – the first of which was Huévar del Aljarafe (Seville) – on a walk. in which each one of them will pray the ‘Hail’ that will conclude, as has happened with the departure, when the people of Almont decide.

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For the occasion, Blanca Paloma and the child – the ‘Little Shepherd’ – dress in the historic trousseau known as “the Montpensier”. Its authorship is anonymous and it is dated before 1919, placing it at the end of the 19th century.

It was restored last year, in the textile department of the Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage and has been worn on such special occasions as his Canonical Coronation, the visit of Pope Saint John Paul II or that of the Kings of Spain, Felipe and Letizia.

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The floral decoration is bouquets of preserved flowers, composed mainly of red roses, sprinkled with maximum breeze, tinted in blue tones.

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