Procession Hallelujah (Festa da Aleluia) São Brás de Alportel, Algarve, Portugal
In the first quarter of the century, the population of São Brás de Alportel began to realize the Procession of Hallelujah with all the splendor, quickly becoming one of the most stately processions of the Algarve and the biggest party in the county. This procession of the Resurrection, will be held on the morning of Easter Sunday, after the prayer of Lauds. The procession is a sea of flowers and torches deafening the corner of the Risen Christ. Although this was a very popular procession in the Algarve, only continues to be held in the municipality of São Brás de Alportel.
The main streets of the town are embellished with thousands of roses and wild flowers, forming a long walkway that florida on Easter Sunday describes the route of the procession of the Alleluia, in São Brás de Alportel. This is already considered one of the most genuine cultural events of a religious country.
This is done by many of the villagers, who engage in the weeks before and throughout the night and early Sunday, so that on Easter morning, everything is perfect.
The men carry torches in their hands and flowers form two wings to open the procession.
The religious explanation for the fact that they are only men to lift the torches in front of the procession, based on the idea that the confraternities, the group goes to the front of the canopy, are
composed only of men. The brotherhoods, where were the women, followed behind.
During the procession the men gather in small groups to raise the cry of "Hallelujah". The streets, you hear a loud voice saying 'risen as he said "and then the men lift up high the torches and respond' hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah."
The torches are decorated with flowers of the region to the discretion of each participant in the procession. The balconies are on the procession route are also embellished with colorful bedspreads and flowers.
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