SAN PEDRO'S PARTY, PATRON SAINT DE CORONGO
SAN PEDRO'S PARTY
Inside the festival calendar of Corongo, San Pedro's party, is maybe one of those but important.
This party traditional coronguina, has a duration of eight days and it is made in two stages. Those in charge of carrying out the party are the calls "Judges of Water", which are two:
It is habit to be alternated in the initiation of the festejos, that is to say one year it corresponds to begin the festivities to the judge of water of those of up and another year it will correspond the judge of water of those of below.
The judges of water, are faithful devote of San Pedro and they make waste of enthusiasm and money to the moment to celebrate the party, all this motivated by their fervent religiosity and for the desire of standing out.
One of the attractiveness of the party, Pallas and Panataguas constitute it, Pallas is put by Campos, while Panataguas is put by Cabacillas.
THE TUNE "MUYUTZI"
It is a musical composition, in which spreads the characteristics and/or particular peculiarities that surround each Judge's of Water command.
The tune Muyutzi is important, because with her; June 24, beginning the great party is given, for this the band of musicians, the Judge of Water, accompanied by its "Campos", "Leaders" and companies, they parade down the street Big; diffusing the new tune, which was executed during the festivities.
But the tune is not alone important for that with her beginning is given to the festivities, it is also it; for that she prints in the memory of the coronguinos, a matter forms of remembering to its judges of water, one of these tunes is the one that remembers to its first Judge of Water, Don Benign Garay and that its first letters say this way:
"Don Benign Garayshi
SAN PEDRO'S SLOPE
San Pedro's slope is carried out the day June of every year 27, in her the devote and faithful of the patron saint, go to the church, to observe with deep faith, San Pedro's slope who descends from its throne, located to the center and in the high part of the altar, which is pausadamente moved by a mechanical very ingenious apparatus, the one which this constituted by two woods, a column and a crosspiece, placed in right angle.
Next it is carried out the adoration and offering to the image on the part of the parishioners, which many times end up especially surrendering tribute in these dates.
BREAK AND EVES
The break and eves are given the day June 28, the night of the break it is characterized for that the population leaves to dance to the rhythm of the Band of Musicians and of Chirocos, in her all dance without distinction of race and social class, you/he/she is danced with the women to the arm, with an or with two, one of the prints that characterize the break constitutes it the ladies that parade with some velones of wax, that which illuminates in way particual the party.
In the eves, the Judge of Water and their wife they converge to the church the script that will be the one that guided the celebrations of the following day behaving. Meanwhile in the square of main, they burn artificial fires that include rockets, castles, lights, crazy cows, bombards, etc., it leaves of the show they constitute it making elevate aerostatic enormous globes, which are celebrated and applauded by the spectators and in a special way for the children.
ALBA, PROCESSION, ENTRANCE AND SHILLCA
Very at dawn, at two in the morning, to the first song of the rooster of the prospective one June 29, they leave to dance Pallas, Panataguas and all those that want to have a good time in the dance, that which hard until entrances the tomorrow's first hours, for this the wives of the fields and leaders took charge of serving hen broth and of "head", to all the dancers, with the purpose they recover of all the deployed effort.
At about 11 in the morning of the day 29, the bells of the church call to mass in honor of the Patron saint, to where they converge headed by the Judge of Water, the authorities publish and the town in general.
Image to the entrance of Corongo
Finished the solemn mass in the church and before the devote concurrence of their faithful ones, it leaves the procession of San Pedro of Corongo, meanwhile in the atrium of the Church, San Miguel's dressed children relate their vibrant and excited commendation speeches to San Pedro's image.
The procession travels the big street, four long shreds that form a quadrilateral in downtown, with accompaniment of the whole town, for that which you/they have dressed up with its best suits and it takes lit candles, it is a moment of deep religiosity, the one walks it is taken in procession with songs and sentences, requesting to the Patron saint that blesses the town and its residents, with good crops and seguramete to some with the pardon of its sins.
In the procession Pallas and Panataguas go for before, the priest and people that it accompanies the procession, pray in each corner. The band of musicians executes a moving and solemn march, while the chiming of the bells and thundering of the rockets fills the space. More or less at two thirty of the afternoon it enters the procession to the temple.
Compliment the saint duty of feeding the souls of the parishioners, beginning is given to a succulent lunch in the Judge's of Water house, after having fulfilled to feed the body, it follows the dance of Pallas and Panataguas, to culminate; starting from six in the afternoon, with the call "entrance" that consists; in that all the dancers concentrate in the square of Weapons, where they intensify its revel dancing up to the ten, eleven or twelve of the night.
For espectar the "entrance" great quantity of people converges, while the "shillicos" of Celendín, parked in the perimeter of the square makes its great fair, selling straw hats, shawls, cloths and trinkets.
June 30 finish the party in their first stage, with "Shillca", in which you/they repeat the festejos with Pallas and Panataguas.
In the subsequent days up to July 4, the other Judge of Water carried out the same festejos program, which many times are of bigger solemnity and animation that the previous one.
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