The biggest fallers in Valencia will make his offering to Santa Barbara day 28
Next Sunday 28 February, the biggest fallers of Valencia Alicia Moreno and Sofía Soler, they will continue the tradition of making an emotive offering to the patron saint of the Fireworks, Santa Barbara, and they will turn next to their courts of Honor to St. John of the Hospital the day of the Crida (before enjoying the macrodesperta). After a few words addressed by the Rector of the Church, they will deposit your bouquet in the chapel of the Holy, in an offering in a very special day for them. The plan of the Act shall be as follows:
6.45 h arrival of the major fallers and their courts of Honor
7.00 h prayer and prayer
7.15 h exit to the Temple
The image of Santa Barbara is located in the altar of the Royal Chapel dedicated to this Saint - raised in 1685- and it was donated to the Church of S. Juan de el Hospital the 20 March of the 2001. It was formerly located in the old cantonment “Marqués de la Ensenada” Medina del Campo (Valladolid) and dates back to the 19th century.
Was Carlos III who declared a Santa Bárbara Patrona gunners, to protect them from the fire, the rays and the gunpowder plot, and subsequently named it also Patron Saint of firefighters, engineers, military, miners and Fireworks.
Images: Falleras Mayores de Valencia 2015 and their courts of Honor