• Short Summary

    AN ANNUAL RELIGIOUS CEREMONY DATING BACK ABOUT 250 YEARS TOOK PLACE AT THE CHURCH OF SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA IN MADRID YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    AN ANNUAL RELIGIOUS CEREMONY DATING BACK ABOUT 250 YEARS TOOK PLACE AT THE CHURCH OF SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA IN MADRID YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).YOUNG, UNMARRIED WOMEN, QUEUED OUTSIDE THE CHURCH TO PRAY TO THE SAINT TO BRING THEM HUSBANDS.THEN, AFTER THE SERVICE, THEY COME OUT TO PLACE THEIR HANDS INTO BOWL OF PINS - AND THE FIRLS BE BELIEVED THAT IF A PIN STICKS TO THE PALM, THEY WILL MEET THEIR FUTURE HUSBANDS WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS.

    THE CUSTOM BEGAN AMONG DRESSMAKERS IN THE CITY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.NOW IT HAD BECOME AN ANNUAL FESTIVAL, AND IS A CAUSE FOR MUCH REJOICING.THE GIRLS DRESS IN TRADITIONAL COSTUME AND QUEUE OUTSIDE THE TINY CHURCH IN THEIR HUNDREDS.IN SIDE THE CHURCH THEY KNEEL AND KISS THE CONTAINER IN WHICH ARE SAID TO LIE THE BONES OF SAN ANTONIO.

    THEN, OUTSIDE, THEY LAY THEIR HANDS IN THE BOWL OF PINS.IF ONE STICKS TO THEM THEY WILL MEET THEIR HUSBAND WITHIN A YEAR - BUT A BENT PIN MEANS AN UNHAPPY MARRIAGE.

    AS THE GIRLS COME OUT OF THE CHURCH, THERE IS ALWAYS A CROWD OF YOUNG MEN WAITING...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA63YLKU3WG8V6BYQBCW9TCLJQ8
    Media URN:
    VLVA63YLKU3WG8V6BYQBCW9TCLJQ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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