By Catherine McGeer •
Published: 31 Oct 2023 • 17:25
Embracing Tradition: Lorca's Vibrant Biblical Celebration
Image: Facebook/ JOHC LORCA 2023
Lorca celebrated the tenth Encuentro Nacional de Jóvenes de Hermandades y Cofradías (JOHC). This event brings together young members of religious brotherhoods and fraternities. They engaged in biblical pageantry, with impressive horses and carriages, reenacting the city’s unique traditions.
All the brotherhoods took on a pilgrimage from their respective churches to La Bordadora Square, converging to complete the final leg together. The Paso Blanco, organisers of JOHC, led the largest procession, featuring various banners, bearers, and a musical group.
The closing of the event included a concert of religious music, the announcement of the host city for next year, and the transfer of the Virgin of Las Huertas to her sanctuary. Throughout the event, the brotherhoods organised impressive exhibitions, special events, and guided tours to introduce young people to their traditions. Lorca’s hospitality industry also catered to visitors with a tapas route. Thousands of people travelled from all over Spain for this special event, attracting even tourists and visitors with no religious interest due to its detailed and breathtaking processions.
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I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!
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