VERDIALES MONTES MALAGA ALORA ALMOGIA CRUCES INLAND PROPERTIES

VERDIALES : ANDALUCIA IS MORE THAN FLAMENCO AND SUN

VERDIALES FESTIVAL IN LAS TRES CRUCES CHAPEL, ALMOGIA AND ALORA, SPAIN

TODAY 03 MAY 2015, AT 09:30

The Verdiales Spring festival takes place today Sunday May 3, 2015 from 9:30 am with the “rise of the flags” at the known as Ermita de las Tres Cruces, located in the limits of Almogía, Alora, Cártama and Pizarra.

Verdiales in te montes de Malaga Alora and Almogia

Verdiales in te montes de Malaga Alora and Almogia

The verdiales groups from cited four villages spend the day between songs and dances, dancing the “Churripampa” performing the traditional clash between pandas and conduct the popular raffle.

The Panda starting the walk around Las Tres Cruces Chapell

The Panda starting the walk around Las Tres Cruces Chapell

The first references of this festival date back to 1722, that’s why it has been declared of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia and National Tourist Singularity of Andalusia.

All the colour of Andalucia at the Verdiales in Alora

All the colour of Andalucia at the Verdiales in Alora

From 11.00h to 20.00h there will be 10 verdiales of three different styles, together with the traditional greeting at the door of the chapel after walking around it.

Greeting at the Chapel door in Las Cruces

Greeting at the Chapel door in Las Cruces

Verdiales, history

Verdiales (or Verdiales dance) are a festive manifestation of ancient and peasant origin, socio-musical nature peculiar to certain geographical areas in the province of Málaga (Axarquía, Valle del Guadalhorce and Montes de Málaga).

Another Panda approaching the Chapel

Another Panda approaching the Chapel

Verdiales Festival is one of the cultural expressions related with storngest attachment to the region of Montes, which have been forged and developed without any regulations, done by ancient roads, tracks, isolated cortijos or travelling, by sales or wineries, showing the people the the roughness of these lands, with some specific forms of representation linked to such places.

Both Pandas meet at the Chapel and greet

Both Pandas meet at the Chapel and greet

Origins of the Verdiales

The root of the Verdiales is a controversial issue, and at times identified as pre flamenco or before the Christian and Arab invasion, but even before the romans and Phoenicians. That is over 2500 years old.

Its a very happy event for the country people inland

Its a very happy event for the country people inland

Locations

Chapels, with their adjoining squares, are significant frameworks, places with high relevance for the Malaga community of verdiales and evocative of eco-cultural identity. These hermitages are Verdiales, Three Crosses, of Jeva, and Loma la Boticaria.

 Some more moments…..

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Some more moments of the Verdiales festival at Las Cruces Almogía and Alora

Some more moments of the Verdiales festival at Las Cruces Almogía and Alora

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