They throw 1,100 euros in banknotes from a balcony within the 'hallelujahs' of Ezcaray | EUROtoday

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The rain has not prevented this Easter Sunday the celebration of the 'hallelujahs' of Ezcaray, a practice that dates again to the sixteenth century and consists of the distribution of cash on the balcony of the church of Santa María la Mayor, from which 1,100 euros in banknotes and cash have been launched.

The mayor of this Rioja city, Diego Bengoa, detailed this Sunday to EFE that the cash has been distributed in 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro payments and in 1 and a couple of euro cash, however dozens of kilos of sweet, price 300 euros.

In the sq. situated in entrance of the church of probably the most touristic city in La Rioja, a whole bunch of residents and guests have gathered, properly geared up with umbrellas and raincoats to guard themselves from the rain.

Los ms jvenes They have been positioned proper beneath the balcony, the place it’s simpler to entry the specified tickets, though as a result of whims of the wind the teams of children have needed to transfer repeatedly to get a few of them.

Bengoa has been accountable for launching these payments, together with the remainder of the members of the Municipal Corporation and the parts of the Cofrada la Soledad, Jesús Nazareno and el Santo Sepulcro.

This custom is a number of centuries previous, because it dates again to the time when the lords of the city climbed onto the balcony of the church, the place their shields are sculpted, and threw alms to the individuals each Easter Sunday, he has reported. .

“It's a party that has been passed from generation to generation -he explained- but now it is the municipal authorities, together with members of the brotherhood and the priest who give this money, which is provided by the City Council.”

Despite the rain, not a single invoice bought moist, because it was shortly intercepted by these gathered beneath, after a number of elbows and pushes.

The cash and candies are thrown upwards, to keep away from injury, he identified.

Bengoa has recalled that this custom was solely stopped on Easter Sunday 2020, as a result of restrictions of the covid-19 pandemic.