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10.10.15

Zaragoza and celebrations


Hi Peeps! 

Now is the time of the year when I most miss Zaragoza,  yes of course I always miss it but specially these days. The 12th of October is a big day for all of us who come from Zaragoza. For the ones who do not live here anymore and cannot come back to the celebrations every year, Pilares celebrations and Virgin of Pilar will be always in our hearts.

 Ana Laiglesia Fotografia  is collaborating in the post today and has given me all these pictures to show you the celebrations, This Saturday are officially starting Fiestas del Pilar, one of the most celebrated festivals in Spain.

View of Basilica del Pilar and Ebro River


El Pilar Basilica. Baroque Style. Completed in 1754


The Offering of Flowers (The 12th of October)


This is the high point of the festival and a demostration of people devotion to Virgin Mary. Every 12th of October, throughout the day, thousands of people dressed in traditional costume, leave flowers at the statue of the Virgin, which is placed in the middle of the Plaza del Pilar next to the Basilica.





Virgin del Pilar has mantles done in gold, gemstones and beautiful materials donated throughout the years by devoted families and on te 12th of October her mantle is done with flowers; red flowers in the even years and white flowers in the odd years.



On this day, we also celebrate The Hispanidad or Hispanicity which are the community formed by all the people and countries that share a common Hispanic heritage and cultural pattern. The 23 nations incuded are all Spanish speaking countries.
Every year, Virgin del Pilar shows a flag of one of these countries, the pictures were done in 2013, this flag was from Dominican Republic.















The Glass Rosary Parade (The 13th of October)

The Glass Rosary parade, or Rosario de Cristal, is one of the most unique parades in the world. Originating in 1889, it combines both Religion and Art and consists of 29 parade floats made entirely of glass, known as “faroles” (lamps), all illuminated from within, making for a spectacular evening parade and light show.


 Fifteen of the floats represent the mysteries of the rosary, while other floats depict different topics, such as recreations of famous sanctuaries like the Basilica del Pilar, or the Sagrada Familia, as well as other religious and cultural themes.



At night, thousands of people assist to music concerts in Plaza del Pilar.










Views from the Tower. Photo: Javier Laiglesia Fotografo

If you are not coming for the celebrations, you can see all the beautiful sites of Zaragoza anytime of the year.  I have selected a 2 minutes video where you can quickly see Zaragoza sites.


                Enjoy your weekend everyone and Thanks for your lovely comments!!
                                                                    xxx

110 comments:

beautyandbrains007 said...

Beautiful.... <3

Rhonda Albom said...

There are so many people at that festival, and it's really beautiful. I was only in Zaragoza once, lovely town. I see why you would miss it.

Aydita said...

Que fotos tan increíbles!
Besos

PTYSIA said...

Really amazing photos!
Have a good day!
Ptysiablog

Alyssa Martinez said...

Amazing photos! So beautiful <3

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Ana Encinas said...

Que bonito el post, unas fotos bellísimas!!


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Francesca Gori said...

Amazing post
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Straight A Style said...

This looks so neat!

Amy Ann
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Beauty Unearthly said...

Great post and amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!

Gabrielle said...

What an incredible festival - it looks so lively and you've perfectly captured the atmosphere! I love that it takes place at nighttime, that's the best time of day for any kind of celebration! :)

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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Оксана Золотухина said...

Such lovely pictures!!!! This post is absolutely stunning!

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Nuria Mira Ludeiro said...

Unas fotos preciosas
Un beso

La Joie de Vivre! said...

wow, so nice!! great post and pictures my dear :D xoxo

Heidi Colourvibes said...

Que lindo que es Zaragoza! Las fotos son preciosas y me imagino que en estos días te ha de entrar más nostalgia!! Pues en estas fechas también son las fiestas de mi ciudad, así que te entiendo perfectamente!!
Besitos!
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So Alice said...

Amazing photos, I wish to be there!!!!

DificilElección said...

Qué fotos tan chulas!
Los trajes son impresionantes!
Un besazo

Gil Zetbase said...

Fantastic shots!
Have a nice day!
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Teresa García L. said...

Conozco Zaragoza y la Basílica del Pilar es impresionante. Nunca he estado durante las Fiestas.
Unas fotos fabulosas.
Un saludo.

La Travelera said...

Thanks for the comments!! I am not surprised that Teresa has seen Zaragoza but you Rhonda, I did not know you have been in my city, Is there a city you have not visited? haha
xxx

Style For Mankind said...

This is such a lovely read. Have a great day! :D

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Jana Zimmermann said...

Hello, what a great post. These pics are so lovely. I know the feeling of missing my home. It is a special kind of sadness, I think. Now, I am following your blog. Have a nice day. Best greetings Jana

Наталия Годунова said...

Beautiful photo !
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mybeautrip said...

Te puedes creer que he estado muchísimas veces en Zaragoza y nunca en estas fechas? Por las imágenes las fiestas tienen que ser espectaculares allí... no me extraña que lo eches de menos.
Besotes

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Nevena Krstic said...

Lovely photos! It looks like such a lovely tradition :) xx

Jackie Harrison said...

Amazing images

La Joie de Vivre! said...

there's a new post on my blog, my dear!! :D

Alessandra Heidelberg said...

such beautiful celebration! GReat pictures!
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Jéssica || Fashion Jacket said...

Amazing pics!!

xoxo ♥

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Desirèe D'Aloia said...

very beautiful pics!

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Bea said...

Que bonito Nuri.Ya hace añicos que no estamos por Los PIlares, que tiempos y que recuerdos. Mñana La Pilarica y el dia de La Hispanidad, que pases un buen dia. Besicos. Bea

La Travelera said...

Gracias prima! Cuanto se echa de menos al estar lejos verdad?
Besicos

Courtney Elizabeth said...

Wow! That looks amazing!

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LBG said...

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing about this day. The festival and parade look fantastic!

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Roberta Romeo said...

Stunning places! ^-^
xoxo
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Claire said...

Beautiful photos!

God bless,
Xo, Claire
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sweetsimpleday said...

Gorgeous photos!! Awesome.
Xoxo

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Annelise Golfarelli said...

Increíble, que belleza!


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Launna said...

What a beautiful and fun event... Spain has so much history xox ♡

Simera H said...

Looks like such a beautiful festival. I learned so much from this post!
Beautetude

Fashion Petite said...

great pics!
xoxo Lynda
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Jeanne said...

What a stunning place! Beautiful pictures!;)
♥♥♥
Jeanne
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Paola Lauretano said...

Amazing parade!!!! Cool place!!!!
Kisses, Paola.

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Dora Toubanaki said...

I can see why you miss it! Love the place! Great pictures.
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Karen Liesens said...

Who this looks so cool.

x Karen
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Angela Donava said...

So interesting post!
Have a nice week!
Angela Donava
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Pam Scalfi said...

beautiful celebration to bring everybody together! :D
Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

bello di essere donna said...

che magnifico posto

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Nataly KireiKana said...

Lovely and sweet post, dear) Thank you for inspiration!

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The Bandwagon Chic said...

What an amazing experience.
I love to go to festivals like this
Great capture

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Layla Sprinkles said...

This is so beautiful - loving the photos and the energy that you can see, it's beautiful! :)

Layla xx
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Ivana Split said...

This is one of the most wonderful processions in the honour of Virgin Mary that I have even seen and I've seen a fair share of them. What a lovely custom to bring flowers for Our Lady! I really like this celebration. It is great that people are wearing traditional costumes. Thank you for sharing!

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Miriam Pérez said...

Bonitas fotos.
Besos

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Hajdi Đukić said...

Incredible celebration and photos! That traditional costumes looks amazing!
Lots of kisses baby :*

Lenya said...

Beautiful photos, thx for sharing with us.
xox
Lenya
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Patricia loves fashion said...

Amazing place and beautiful photos ;)

Adela Acanski said...

Beautiful photos!

Adela Acanski

What Would V Wear said...

Looks so beautiful! Love Spain!
Sending you much love, and have a fabulous Monday!
xoxo, Vanessa
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Jacquard Flower said...

Oh wow the offering of the flowers looks spectacular! Gemma xx
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welovefur said...

Amazing post..Well done! I really love your blog. Keep going.
Many kisses
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Silvia Negretti said...

Wow, amazing photos!
So beautiful city and interesting celebration!
xxx
S
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LianaLaurie said...

Lovely photos, dear!!
Thank you for comment!!
I'd love to follow each other - I follow you now on GFC, could you follow me back? <3

Hugs & Kisses
LIANA LAURIE

Dressed With Soul said...

Oh, I can imagine it was fantastic there! Thank you for sharing <3
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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La Travelera said...

Thanks for the wonserful comments, Ana Laiglesia Fotografia gave me beautiful photos for this post :)

Coco said...

Amazing festival, amazing place! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures! Baci,
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La Travelera said...

Thanks Liana for following in GFC, I will follow you back although do not use it too much, Im more in Instagram mood ;)
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Liza Wibisono said...

Beautiful photos, dear. I really enjoyed them.
I'm your new follower on GFC. Now, it's your turn, dear
xoxo
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theglamandglitter said...

I loove Zaragoza so much! These photos are amazing :)

Check out my blog if you want: www.theglamandglitter.com or instagram @theglamandglitter :)

Tamara xxx

Cvetina Cekova said...

Awesome place and those pictures are breathtaking! I wish i was there too! Nice adventure!
xx
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Maggie Dallospedale said...

Zaragoza is so beautiful. Adorable post
kisses
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Blanca Ancosta Jiménez said...

Te puedes creer que teniendola tan cercca no he ido nunca a las fiestas del pilar? No por creeencia, ya sabes que soy atea, pero si por el ambiente! El proximo año con una amiga mña! Hoy un post especial, despedida de canada, http://blancaancosta.blogs.elle.es/2015/10/12/%E2%9D%A4hasta-siempre-canada-%E2%9D%A4/, besos!

Elekon said...

Beautiful photography!Thanks for sharing, I didn`t know about this festival!

Yasmin said...

Wow! What a beautiful celebration. I've never been there, but I've traveled to Spain. The country has so many lovely traditions.

xx Yasmin
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Black Dress Inspiration said...

Qué bonita es Zaragoza y que a gusto viví en ella mientras estudiaba

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Missy May said...

Wow, this is great. Awesome shots!

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Lubka Henry said...

Really cool shots. The traditional attire looks impressive!

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Carmen Gimeno said...

Qué ciudad tan bonita!!!
Un beso
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patricia sanchez said...

que fotos más preciosas,me ha encantado el post!
Muchas gracias por tu comentario en mi blog guapa,te espero por mi nuevo post,un beso enorme!
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Rebeca said...

Qué fotazaas!!! Me encanta, tiene que ser una pasada Zaragoza en fiestas :)
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Ashanti Brazil said...

Amazing photos, this place looks so cool

:)

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x o x o

Shirley Tay said...

Wow, love the postcard shots! Great photography, dear! xoxo

Shirley Tay said...

Wow, love the postcard shots! Great photography, dear! xoxo

Karolina Antosik said...

wow so stunning pictures :-)

Yasmin Sanchez said...

Las fotos son muy bonitas!!!!!
Que lugar tan lindo..
Un besito guapa.

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awhite said...

Loving the shots! What a gorgeous place!

-Ashley
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Traveling Rockhopper said...

That's interesting!

Alejandra said...

Hi dear, you have a nice blog:) I like it! Follow each other?
HAPPY WEEK
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Tijana Momcilovic said...

nice :) kisses!

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La Joie de Vivre! said...

new post on my blog, babe!! :D xoxo

tr3ndygirl fashion blog said...

lindisima fotos amiga
te deseo un feliz dia y te espero en mi blog
fashion blogger
un besito enorme!!!

Sybil said...

so much culture!!! :D love it!

Have a great day!
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Kati said...

Ah, those costumes are so pretty!

Have a great day,
-Kati

The Garage Starlets said...

Amazing photos! Looks like a must visit place!

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June said...

Beautiful photos!! loved the flower ceremony
xx
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Rachel-Beth said...


This looks like such an incredible place to visit, especially during this festival :)

Rachel xx
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Tomtins Christin said...

one of the most beautiful places in the world.
I hope I get to visit there one day too. :)

would you like to follow each other on google friend connect and google plus? If you follow me,
I will follow you back after it.

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The Fashion Panda said...

Never been there but I really looks like a great place

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Rosamarie said...

I love it! you did capture the best moments.
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La Travelera said...

Thanks!
I did not do these photos, Ana Laiglesia Fotografia did the captures :)
xxx

Kathy McCarthy said...

Your photos are fantastic. Thanks for sharing all the details of this celebration with us.

Kathy
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Karen Shannon said...

What a beautiful post!

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Kay said...

Wonderful place - it looks magical! Following you on GFC and bloglovin', dear <3

Kay
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Vanessa @ Living in Steil said...

What beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing about the celebration.

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Lynn&Chloé said...

I love your blog!
Do you wanna follow each other? Would be so nice ♥
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Caro * said...

Wonderful photos ! Thank you to share them with us :)

Carmen Varner said...

Wow what an amazing place to visit! I specially love the photo of the view of the basilica from the river. :]

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M&M FASHION BITES said...

Nice photos :)
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JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

That's absolutely amazing! Would love to attend the ceremony and this celebration live. So interesting!!

xoxo Ira
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