The Santa Faz Festival


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This traditional and popular celebration involves the "La Peregrina" pilgrimage and worship of the relic of Santa Faz housed in the Santa Faz monastery. This is Spain's second largest pilgrimage after the El Rocio pilgrimage (Huelva)Every year, thousands of people wearing rosemary and carrying the traditional caņa or cane walk approximately eight kilometres between Alicante city centre and the Santa Faz monastery, which, according to tradition, houses the fabric that Veronica used to dry the face of Christ on the Way of the CrossThe 2014 Pilgrimage to the Santa Faz will be released on May 1.