Local Celebrations The Assumption of the Virgin Mary
From Wednesday, 09th August 2017
to Wednesday, 16th August 2017
- These are provisional dates
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary on 15th August is important to many Catholic and Orthodox Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).
In Trujillo, local people mark the day with processions accompanied by the municipal band, a raffle and a 2-night music festival in Plaza Moritos.
In the early hours of 15th August, local ladies of all ages get together at each other's houses to make chocolate and churros from scratch. Everyone hangs colourful carpets from their balconies to celebrate.
The celebrations are a lovely example of how the community get together and tourists are welcome to take part in the dancing and merriment. Those lucky enough to taste the 'chocolate y churros' are in for a treat, they are delicious and well worth the early start!