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#55855 - 05/11/05 05:01 AM la Romería del Rocío 2005
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A lot of towns in Andalucia are alive at the moment with processions and activities to do with la Romería del Rocío 2005.
I will dig up some information on this.
BUT in the meantime I AM WATCHING A LIVE TRANSMISSION of events from Villamanrique - a town near Seville.
There is a LIVE webcam available here
I think that it transmits live from 1100 CET.
As well as this, there are selection of photos to view as well.
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#55856 - 05/11/05 05:28 AM Re: la Romería del Rocío 2005
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I'm watching Villamanrique now too, 11:25am local time, and there's NOTHING going on, almost no one in the streets so I guess I missed it(?). But a cool thing about this streaming live cam is that it's relatively close to the street so you can (see AND) hear their conversations relatively clearly. It's ALMOST like being there! I can hear the birds chirping too and children shouting at each other!!! laugh Wow, that's great.

Thanks again, robbieroy! And I congratulate Andalucía for putting such effort into bringing these events to us via live media. Why can't OTHER parts of Spain do this? Andalucía has been the leader of late. Good for them!

By the way, the stream is buffering and re-buffering for me a lot.

Saludos, MadridMan
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#55857 - 05/11/05 06:47 AM Re: la Romería del Rocío 2005
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Hi MM
I just managed to see part of this transmission. The website of the town above has more information about when transmissions occur, as well as photographs etc.

I have copied below, a piece of text from the following website about this particular festival/event/hommage. Spain Info Website
Here is the information:
Quote:
Rocío pilgrimage (Huelva)
Over one million people and 85 fraternities participate in this Pilgrimage, whose destination is the sanctuary of the Virgin of Rocio, on the outskirts of this town.

This fiesta has been celebrated since the 17th century. However, legend has it that the image of the Virgin was hidden during the Muslim occupation until it was found amongst the thistles in the 15th century by a hunter from Villamanrique de la Condesa. The oldest fraternity comes from this town.

It consists of a pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Blanca Paloma (White Dove) in Almonte (Huelva) by fraternities from all over western Andalusia. The Rocio fraternities set out on different dates to meet up in the town of the Rocio at midday on the Saturday before Pentecost. The most typical tradition is to make the trip on horseback, by cart or on foot through the salt marshes, and sleeping under the stars. Upon arriving at Almonte, camp is set up while waiting for the other Fraternities to arrive. On Saturday, each one parades by displaying its 'simpecado' (insignia of the fraternities dedicated to the Virgin Mary), the cart with the standard and the reproduction of the Virgin. No one sleeps on Sunday night in the hope of being able to enter the temple and parade the Virgin. The 'salto' (jump) is the moment of greatest fervour as the people of Almonte invade the hermitage, jump the gates and parade the Virgin through their village.
Dates: 5/12/2005 - 5/16/2005
On the Villamanrique website here , you can view videos (on the right of the page) about Rocio 2004 and Rocio 2005.

If you click on the links (videocams) in the centre of the page, this will allow you to view live transmissions. Please note that these only happen at certain times, and at other times, the webcam may be closed.
At the moment (1220 CET) there is some action.

If your Spanish is up to it then you will find lots of information about Rocio 2005 at http://www.ayto-villamanrique.es/rocio/index2.htm .

For those of you who wish to more about the town of Villamanrique, please click on this link: http://www.ayto-villamanrique.es/

A more historical treatment of the Romeria del Rocio is given at: http://www.sevillaweb.info/uk/ociouk/rociouk/
If anyone has any other information, plese post.
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#55858 - 05/11/05 08:20 AM Re: la Romería del Rocío 2005
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WOW - they have either MOVED THE WEBCAM or the live stream is COMING FROM ANOTHER LOCATION. The transmission is now showing a procession with the image of the Virgin of Rocio being carried through streets, accompanied by music and singing and shouts of VIVA.
Time now 1420 CET.
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#55859 - 05/11/05 09:03 AM Re: la Romería del Rocío 2005
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It appears that different Hermadades/Fraternaties/Brotherhoods will be having processions today. The title given to these processions is el Paso de Hermandades. Here are the times that each procession will take place today (all times are local, ie. CET):


HORA HERMANDAD
11:00 CABRA
11:00 ISLA MAYOR
12:00 RONDA
12:40 VALENCIA
12:40 MARBELLA
14:30 HUEVAR DEL ALJARAFE
15:30 FUENGIROLA
17:15 ALMENSILLA
17:50 BENACAZON
19:00 GRANADA
19:30 GINES
20:00 SEVILLA SUR
20:10 LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
20:15 CAMAS
20:40 UMBRETE
21:05 MARCHENA
21:15 PRIEGO DE CORDOBA
21:35 BOLLULLOS DE LA MITACION

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#55860 - 05/11/05 09:25 AM Re: la Romería del Rocío 2005
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RobbieRoy:

You solicited some comments ...

When I was there for Pentecost Sunday in 2002 (everyone said there were a million particpants: Police estimate 600,000) there was a 'staged' kodnapping. The Statue of la virgen disappeared from el Santuario. Pentecost Monday, the statue was recovered and Processed triumphantly to the Basilica.

I think that's a part of the Celebration although I don't see it mentioned in the description or History of the Event rolleyes

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#55861 - 05/12/05 04:23 AM Re: la Romería del Rocío 2005
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Thanks Eddie - interesting information. I tried a Google search to find out some more about this, but failed miserably!

Romeria Update
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).
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#55862 - 05/12/05 01:10 PM Re: la Romería del Rocío 2005
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Video Report
Andalucia Directo, a news program has two video reports on the romeria.
The first one, is about the Hermandad Matriz de Almonte beginning their pilgimage and you can access that at: http://www.canalsur.es/Informativos/noticias/ad/2005/05.Mayo/11/ad2llanos.rm

The second piece of footage is about the Hermandad de Olivares on route and crossing a river. this can be accessed at: http://www.canalsur.es/Informativos/noticias/ad/2005/05.Mayo/11/ad1quema.rm

There is another video showing a baptism on the same river crossing at http://www.canalsur.es/Informativos/noticias/ad/2005/05.Mayo/11/adquema.rm

The final one shows footage of singing at an overnight camp. You can view this one at:
http://www.canalsur.es/Informativos/Multimedia/2005/05.Mayo/12/nochet.rm

All the videos require RealOne Player and each lasts about three and a half minutes.
All are WELL WOTRH WATCHING if you want to get a flavour of the Romeria.
Eddie - this might bring back memories!!
MM - some great sights and sounds.

TV Coverage
Both Onda Jerez TV and Andalucia TV have been showing news reports form the Romeria de El Rocio.
There is sure to be coverage during the main events of the weekend.
Regards
Robbieroy
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#55863 - 05/14/05 06:18 AM Re: la Romería del Rocío 2005
robbieroy Offline
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LIVE NOW - Saturday 14th May 1215 CET
Onda Jerez TV are transmitting a live event from the Romeria del Rocio NOW.
See link above.

LIVE TOMORROW - Sunday 15th May
Andalucia TV (see link in postings above) will be transmitting the mass LIVE from El Rocio at 1000 CET.
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#55864 - 06/04/06 02:42 AM Re: la Romería del Rocío 2005
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Loc: Scotland
El Rocío 2006 is now taking place. It began on 28th May and will finish on 5th June.
A good explanation (in English) of this event can be found here:
http://www.esflamenco.com/scripts/news/ennews.asp?frmIdPagina=523

Videos and photos can be seen here:
http://www.ayto-villamanrique.es/rocio/paso/directo.htm
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