Day of the Candelaria 2nd of February Herrera celebrates a traditional mass in the Consolación Shrine where the children baptized the previous year are “passed through the virgin’s robe”. Month of May The 1st, 31st and every Saturday of the month Starting from Consolación Pass all the way to the shrine, a rosary is prayed. Once the participants reach their destination, they eat typical confections from the area. On The Day of the Crosses, the 3rd of May, crosses donned with images and flowers dot the streets of the municipality. In the evening, the “One Thousand Jesus” prayers are said, followed by the eating of homemade chocolate sponge cake. Luminaires and “Tizneros” Evening of the 12th of December Prior to Santa Lucía, bonfires are lit in the streets of Herrera and Peloche, while the locals sing carols and enjoy traditional sweets, aniseed liquor and “migas” (pan-roasted bread crumbs). Another tradition is to burn corks on the ends of sticks (the “tiznero”), which kids use to blacken their faces with soot. The Slaughter November and December Once the cold arrives, it is time for the traditional slaughter of livestock. The meat and cold cuts will guarantee a steady food supply for the rest of the year.