Bank holiday to celebrate the Immaculate Conception

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Tomorrow, Tuesday December 8, is another public holiday here in Spain as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated. Usually, this involves parades with a statue of the Blessed Virgin being carried through the streets.

Lisa and I will try to get to such a procession tomorrow and will, hopefully be able to take some pictures.

Oh, and speaking as a non-Catholic, I should point out that this feast does not celebrate the conception of Jesus, that is just a common mistake. In fact, it marks that of his mother who, the Catholic church teaches, was conceived in a biologically normal way but was kept free of original sin by God’s grace.