Tuesday, January 22, 2013

San Vicente Mártir

If you are wondering why a lot of shops are closed today it's because today is yet another holiday in Valencia.

What it is about

San Vicente Martyr is the patron saint of Valencia. He is a hero from the early days of Christianity, IV century, before it became the official religion of the Roman Empire. San Vicente was martyred by the Roman soldiers, thus dramatically changing the history of Valencia.


What happens

This is a strictly religious holiday, commemorating San Vicente's martyrdom. There won't be any fun or spectacle. A procession will leave from the Cathedral to visit all the places where the Saint suffered, finishing off with a church mass. It is the shortest procession of Valencian year.

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