San Pascual Bailón celebration in Terrer with a big pot of beans

It celebrates: 16th May
Place: Terrer (Zaragoza)
Category: Religious
Popularity: (**) 2/5
Ideal for children
Organize: Terrer City Council
Known start date: ince the beginning of the 20th century
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This festival has been celebrated since the beginning of the 20th century in honor of Saint John the Baptist. The members of the Brotherhood of San Pascual, mostly shepherds and devotees, would prepare two large pots of beans for this occasion, one for the brotherhood and the other to be shared among the poor of Terrer and nearby villages, as well as any poor person who came.

Today, on the Sunday closest to May 17th, 17 cauldrons of beans are prepared and given out for free to anyone who wants to participate in the festival.

On the previous day, Saturday, the entire town gathers for preparations: ears, bacon, and other ingredients are cut, and the beans are soaked in water. On Sunday, they are taken in a procession to be blessed in the town square before groups of neighbors get to work preparing this exquisite dish. After the meal, the music continues into the afternoon so the celebration lasts all day.

It is a tradition to dance up to the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption from the town square to leave the Saint. There may also be raffles for animals like lambs or food among the attendees.

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