Thanks Eddie - interesting information. I tried a Google search to find out some more about this, but failed miserably!
The pilgrims (Romeros) are now on thier way to Almonte. The various hermandades or brotherhoods are making their way in traditional fashion from a variety of towns in Andalucia towards Almonte (the village of Rocio), for example, Canal Sur
website reports that:
from Huelva 8000 people, 3000 horses, 102 gardiners, 38 traditional horse-drawn carriages and 72 tractors are en camino (on the road).