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From the goddess Astarte to the Virgen del Rocío

THE FESTIVITY OF "ROCÍO": FROM THE RITUAL TARTESSOS TO THE CURRENT SHOW

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Who did not listen to talk or who did not see pictures of the "salto de la reja" (jump of the fence) in the village of Rocío?

Who does not know that in this agricultural place of the province of Huelva, one celebrates the biggest pilgrimage that sometimes has collected to 500.000 people or more?

Today, I present to you the original academic work of a friend (Raquel Venegas, Seville), on the well-known rituals related to the pilgrimage of the Virgin of Rocío in Almonte, province of Huelva, Andalusia.

It is a very original and really interesting work that connects once again the cultural present of Andalusia and our Phoenician and Greek-Roman origins. Download here, thanks (in Spanish).