Spain’s Bread Procession of the Saint

Photos by Alvaro Barrientos

Every year during spring season, ”Las Doncellas” (White Virgins), hold a basket on their head covered with white cloth while they walk along this old village in Santo Domingo de La Calzada, northern Spain. Participants of ”Bread Procession of the Saint”, take part in the ceremony in honor of Saint Domingo de La Calzada (1019-1109) who helped poor people and pilgrims. 

Below is a collection of photographs by Alvaro Barrientos documenting the ceremonial event.

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