The Crosses of May are celebrated on the 3rd of May and it is a festivity to celebrate the Roman rite of the Cross of Christ.
The origin is to commemorate the discovery by St. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine, of the true cross of Jesus Christ on his pilgrimage to Jerusalem. As it is a feast related to the passion of Christ, his Cross, the feast in the Roman rite will be red.
It is a very widespread festivity in Spain, with special relevance in Andalusia.
Many villages in Spain, especially in Andalusia, take a cross (usually made of wood) and decorate it with flowers. The Fiesta de las Cruces is one of the most important festivals in the city of Cordoba and is a deeply rooted festivity in the city of Granada. Walking through the cities of the province you can find striking, creative and above all emotional decorations that make you enjoy this festivity not only from a religious perspective but also from an artistic one.
In Almuñécar you can also find different crosses throughout the city and sometimes bar bars where you can enjoy a drink and even some snacks or sandwiches. This is a common feature of the crosses throughout Andalucia, but of course, the company of the sea and the beauty of the city of Almuñécar give a plus to this festivity, so we recommend you to spend it in our city and create magical memories during your stay.