writing from :: zaragoza, spain
Fiestas del Pilar is an annual celebration in Zaragoza, Spain. While there are many events during this week, my favorite was the offering of the flowers. Individuals dress in traditional Aragon clothing, and offer flowers to the patron saint of the city. It was beautiful and breathtaking to see so many people bringing flowers to lay at the foot of the alter. There was a strong sense of community, and it was lovely to truly experience an aspect of Spanish culture I would never have been able to see elsewhere.