Ash Wednesday

burning of palm leaves outside main church in Puerto de la Cruz

burning of palm leaves outside main church in Puerto de la Cruz

Shrove Tuesday palm leaves burnt outside the church for the ash.

Wednesday mass, people daubed with ash on their foreheads in the shape of a cross.

I have though to admit being slighly baffled.

I am the last one to know the church timetable, but …

Last year palm leaves burnt on what I thought was Palm Sunday.

Quema de Palmitos

What I thought was Ash Wednesday was not, or at least a different day to what people told me was Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday

Does this mean it is different in Puerto de la Cruz? Does this mean was not Ash Wednesday, is celebrated twice, or is not Ash Wednesday?

It takes place during La Carnaval. On this day, funeral of the sardine. An effigy of a sardine is carried through the town to be burnt on a funeral pyre in the harbour. The girls are dressed in black, white faces, pose of white flowers and wail.

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2 Responses to “Ash Wednesday”

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  2. Edward Says:

    El Carnaval. Not: La Carnaval. Wrong Gender.
    P.S. In Puerto women are wailing about something all year around.

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