A Flowery Fiesta

Every October the Fiestas del Pilar are celebrated in Zaragoza for ten days. On the 12th, a parade of 400,000 people dressed in traditional costume wait their turn to show devotion to the Virgin del Pilar by leaving an offering of flowers. In the plaza outside the Basilica, the Virgin’s dress at the end of the day is decorated by some ten million blooms. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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2 Responses to A Flowery Fiesta

  1. Marianne October 31, 2012 at 09:34 #

    Absolutely beautiful, Mike! I loved our visit to Zaragoza recently, but sadly not during the Fiestas del Pilar.

  2. Mike Randolph October 31, 2012 at 09:56 #

    Thanks. It’s also amazing to see nearly half a million people in traditional dress. It’s a great fiesta.

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