FESTIVITIES AND TRADITIONS
In the localities that are part of the Siberia Biosphere Reserve Candidacy there are many traditions and festivals present, deeply rooted ancestral celebrations, which help to shape the identity of its inhabitants, provided in turn with an intense symbolism that alternates the pagan and the religious. Thus, we find a rich folklore that is the essence of this region, a set of traditions, pilgrimages and festivities several, impregnated all of popular character and love for the roots, which are passed from parents to children in order to persist despite over time and progressive depopulation.
Learn more about some of these festivities, by clicking on the name of each festival or on the photograph present in the table to access the information corresponding to these celebrations.
A rite of transition from youth to adulthood, remembrance of the old "quintadas" of military service, in which the "Quintos" erect a particular "arch" that they are in charge of guarding.
A centuries-old tradition that mixes pagan and religious elements to represent the confrontation between good and evil. The neighbors of Helechosa de los Montes commemorate the "Corpus Christi" under the presence of the rioters "Diablucos".
Spectacular handmade embroidered shawls, elaborately decorated drawings and other ornamental elements welcome the Body of Christ (Corpus Christi) in the town of Fuenlabrada de los Montes for this festivity.
In Puebla de Alcocer, the procession of Corpus Christi travels along a path adorned with beautiful carpets of sawdust and salt, aromatic herbs and diverse ornamental elements, at the same time that "standard bearers", "halberdiers" and "captains" accompany the priest and the children dressed in communion.
Devotion and respect characterize this procession that runs through the streets of Sancti Spíritus, in which the neighbors manifest their spirituality and their fervor for the venerated image.
On December 12, the eve of Santa Lucia, large and varied bonfires illuminate the streets of Herrera del Duque, one of its most deeply rooted and ancestral traditions: "La Luminaria", also known as "Los Tizneros".
Procession of pagan origin, in which large columns of branches are walked through the streets of Tamurejo, until finally forming a bonfire around which all the inhabitants of the town congregate.