Día de la Santa Cruz, or Day of the Holy Cross, is celebrated throughout Mexico on May 3rd and dates back to colonial times. It is also known as the “Feast of Masons” or “Brickmason’s Day.” Construction workers decorate crosses with flowers and place them on buildings under construction. Some have picnics at the site followed by fireworks.
Here in Jaltemba Bay, there is an afternoon procession at La Cruz del Calvarioque es Bendito in Rincón de Guayabitos. This celebration is to thank all of the albañiles (masons), construction workers, electricians and plumbers in the area.
The staircase has a total of 227 steps.
The view from the top is truly spectacular.
Pedro Guzman Sanchez, fondly known as La Catorra, helps maintain the property. For him, this is a job of love. According to Sr. Guzman, the cross was constructed in 1986 and the stairs took five additional years to complete.
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