The Día de la Cruz (Day of the Cross) or Cruces de Mayo (festival of the May crosses) is celebrated in Granada on May 3rd .The festival was first celebrated in Granada in the XVII century, when an alabaster cross was erected in 1625 in the district of San Lázaro, and all the locals celebrated by singing and dancing around it.
The tradition continued in the most popular districts of Granada, like Albaicin and Realejo. Children began to build small altars with a cross and decorate them with pottery and copper objects. of these traditions live on to this day. One of them is the placing somewhere in the decorations of the Cross of an apple with a pair of scissors inserted into it. This is done so as to try to avoid any criticism that might be made of the decoration of the Cross.
On this joyous day it is common to find all over Granada women and children wearing the typical andalusian dress. Also beautiful andalusian horses will parade in the streets.
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