Cruces, tunics, silence … ingredients, along with the popular celebration of rigor, blend with the landscape Navarre spring.
The word pilgrimage comes from the pilgrims going to Rome and covers trips made to honor saints and deities. Thus, in Navarra, the tradition of every people is directed to the chapel or church order of worship. Sometimes it is perched on the top of a mountain, others in the green field. However, most have reduced their pilgrimages becoming religious festivals where crews gather to spend a nice spring day. The highlight of the day is the meal that is prepared and tasted outdoors: costillicas the branch, calderetes, bread and wine.
Some of the largest pilgrimages keep Navarrese traditional flavor are also the popular Javierada (4 and 10 March), the pilgrimages of Ujué, Lumbier and Aezkoa Valley. Entunicados, carrying crosses and sometimes even barefoot and shackled, Nazarenes march silently and with respectful fervor. Ujué are those of the oldest and most emotional of the region and head for the sanctuary of this beautiful medieval town. The Aezkoa (May-June), whose destination is the legendary Roncesvalles, wear traditional costumes of the valley and are a spectacle of spring. The Lumbier (June 7) is notable for the ascent to the hermitage at 740 meters with crosses on their shoulders.
In Navarre is also preserved another curious custom: the pilgrimage in reverse. That is, are the saints that sojourn visiting hundreds of towns and blessing the fields. So it is with the image of San Miguel de Aralar who stars in a tender moment in Pamplona when he meets the angel of the Holy House of