Main Altar of Catholic Church cardenas_fiestasp_gal1

Main Altar of Catholic Church

The patron saint festivities are in honor of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Patron Saint of Cárdenas, it takes place on December 8. At night, very pure are celebrated, where you walk through the streets of Cárdenas and share the traditional cajeta de leche, papaya, coco y alfajor, without missing the typical drinks of corn chicha and horchata ginger or chicha de genjibre as it is popularly known. .

The traditional game of "The dirty mare" stands out, which consists of bathing a mare in black oil, dressing her in old clothes and those who do not ride the mare must pay a fine. Walk the streets animated by philharmonic bands. The joy of the game infects all attendees.

Virgin of the Remedies cardenas_fiestasp1

Virgin of the Remedies

In the Easter season, bullfights are held in honor of the Virgen de la Concepción, a celebration that has more than three decades; an exciting and extreme show, not for the faint of heart.

In all the communities of the municipality religious festivities are held, such as the patron saint festivities in honor of the Virgen de los Remedios, which take place on January 18, in the Sotacaballo community, where the parishioners attend the Solemn Mass that officiates. the Bishop of Granada. This festival is very crowded and the festivities last one day. Communions and confirmations are made.

In Sapoá they commemorate the Virgin of Guadalupe on December 12. The festivities begin from November 28 with the novenarios, where the residents participate in different artistic activities, popular festivals and gastronomic fairs.

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