Next Tuesday, January 17, the festival of San Antonio Abad (San Antón), residents of Alcantarilla will approach the vicinity of the "Salah Water" and the hermitage of Our Lady of Health (Sewer Patron) In front of the Museum of the Orchard, to accompany the holy protector of the animals in the acts of pilgrimage that traditionally are organized.
All ready to spend a good afternoon, with the work carried out by the Mayor of San Antón, Fulgencio Sánchez Riquelme, at the same time Official Chronicler of our municipality, who continues to struggle so that all these traditional festivities in our town do not Lose
At 4:30 p.m., the Mass will be celebrated in the interior of the hermitage of our Patroness, officiated by the parish priest of the Church of San Pedro Apostle of Alcantarilla, José Antonio Granados, then the image of San Antón is taken outside And on the steps of the esplanade in front of the hermitage, there will be the blessing of all the companion animals, which hundreds of children and elderly people carry every year on this holiday, accompanied by many residents of Alcantarilla, as well as other neighboring villages That move to our population.
The children will have the opportunity to enjoy the natural environment surrounding the hermitage and the salt water source, which for a few days the Municipal Works and Services area have been carrying out conditioning work on the whole site, since it was seen Tremendously affected by the entrance of the waters of the river Segura, as it passes through it.
There you will have the opportunity to spend an afternoon of leisure in the usual attractions or make the already accustomed purchases in the stalls of candies and the inexcusable balloons, that delight the little ones, spending the afternoon buying in the various positions the typical " Cascaruja "or snack along the riverbed.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla