Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Virgen de la Guía, Portugalete, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain

Virgen de la Guía, Portugalete, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain , 13th cent. - July 1

Originally a mariners' celebration, the fiesta begins in the first hours of day with an opening volley and the traditional sally of the Dominguines, two big rag dolls that hang from a rope tied to balcony railings on either side of Coscojales Street....

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Notre Dame du Calvaire / Our Lady of Calvary - Lestelle Betharram, France

Notre Dame du Calvaire / Our Lady of Calvary - Lestelle Betharram, France , 1616 - July 1

In July 1616, a large cross is planted on the hill overlooking the Sanctuary. Two months later, five peasants in the village of Montaut, rest after a long day working in the fields, when a violent storm hits on the hill overlooking Betharram. The vio...

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