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An ancient ritual

A place I like to go whenever I have a free moment is Rincon de la Victoria, Malaga. Especially for the charm of its people, typical of a Mediterranean coastal town. The customs and maritime traditions are numerous, one of the most popular are the feasts of Carmen, which, as its name suggests is on the 16th of July and the beginning of the fair. The festival del Carmen includes an ancient ritual with large connotations. The sailors go to the church looking for the virgin dressed in the costume of sailor. After the mass, they put a boat on their shoulders and carry it to the beach then into the sea, it is quickly followed by numerous vessels.

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