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Estepona residents pour onto streets for San Isidro celebrations

The San Isidro Labrador procession making its way through Estepona's old town on Monday.
The San Isidro Labrador procession making its way through Estepona's old town on Monday. / Josele-Lanza
  • Festivities came to an end on Monday with the procession in honour of the patron saint of farmers

Thousands of residents and visitors flooded onto the streets of Estepona on Monday to celebrate the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro Labrador.

Streets throughout the town were decorated with flowers, ferns and palm leaves, while farming tools were also on display as a reminder of the municipality's rich farming history.

A walk through the oldest part of Estepona to visit the various altars took place in the morning, before the procession of the patron saint began.

The procession made several stops at the altars, where poems were read out and doves were released into the air, before it returned to the Iglesia San José.

Huts covered with palm leaves were also set up to serve food and drinks that are typical of the festival.

The procession was the highlight of the San Isidro fair which began on Wednesday last week. New features this year included a farm school which allowed children to see and touch animals from pheasants to Peruvian llamas and Hungarian goats.