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The Resurrection Sunday fiestas in Pilas, better known as the little races, were declared of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia because of their attraction to the tourist, their antiquity and their culinary peculiarities. These and other allures are more than sufficient reason for you to visit Pilas on the border of the provinces of Seville and Huelva, in a region with several excellent wineries. But wait to try them until after the end of the fiestas, which begin at seven in the morning when the residents of Pila bid to carry the handles of the processional floats of God’s Child and the Virgin of Bethlehem during the little races to the plaza Mayor. There they are placed face to face and when the standards of the brotherhoods are tipped, the carries of both floats rush to meet one another in a sort of symbolic embrace between the Virgin and her resurrected Son. In the afternoon the Virgin of Bethlehem is again carried in a procession and the fiesta day ends with a fireworks show in the Plaza de Belén.

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