Today’s Holiday: El Misterio d’Elx (Mystery Play)

Today’s Holiday:
El Misterio d’Elx (Mystery Play)

El Misterio d’Elx, or the Mystery Play of Elche, is a medieval drama about the death and assumption of the Virgin Mary that takes place on August 14-15 in Elche, in Valencia, Spain. The first part of the play, performed on August 14, deals with the death of the Virgin and the ascension of her soul to heaven. In the second part, performed on August 15, the Virgin is buried and the Gate of Heaven opens. She is crowned at the heavenly portal while organ music plays, bells ring, and firecrackers explode. The mystery play is performed in the sanctuary of the Church of La Merced. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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