Auroros singing groups came from around Alicante Provinceauroros benijofar

Sunday morning began early in Benijófar, where at 5am the activities began for the 31st Meeting of Auroros, which are religious singing groups that perform at dawn. There were 20 groups from around the Vega Baja and two more, from Santa Pola and Crevillente.

They started their singing in the local church square and were accompanied by a drumbeat or bell, as well as the sounds of guitars, violins, accordions, and other wind instruments they had brought. From there they walked around the local streets, sometimes lit by candles, and woke up the residents with their songs, which date back to the 16th century when the Dominicans set up in Orihuela.

Their route finished at 7am, when all 300 of them recited the Rosary together and then went to the Sports Centre for a Mass sung by the different groups. This was attended by the Bishop of the Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante, Jesús Murgui. The Meeting ended with a brotherhood breakfast for all 22 groups.

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