Día de la Cruz

May 3rd is Day of the Cross and is celebrated as a popular holiday in multiple Spanish-speaking countries. In Granada, neighborhood and business associations around the city decorate crosses with flowers and thematic elements, and people make an afternoon or evening out of strolling from one to the other. Often there’s recorded traditional music playing, and larger plazas host live music and dance performances. However, because spring weather and strolling from one plaza to another seem to invite barhopping, Día de la Cruz in Granada is now associated with drinking, like a Spanish Grand Old Day.

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At the end of our street on the eve of Día de la Cruz

 Young women dancing (0:21)

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