Saturday, May 16, 2009
Another strange tradition here during May is early morning processions carrying candles and someone singing a mournful hymn. May is the month dedicated to Mary and twice now we have heard them pass by our house at about 5 am (what is it with these people and singing early in the morning?). The first procession that went past was with about 20 or so people but today I think there were only about 3 in total (I could be mistaken as I had been woken up of course from a very deep sleep). Unfortunately I could not find any information about this crazy tradition but it is definately something to do with Mary worship.