This is the patron of Cubas since 1768. It is told that in the 16th century this Saint appeared in front of a farmer and the rest of the villagers agreed with building a hermitage on its honor. This ancient building disappeared some years ago and it doesn’t exist nowadays.
The festivity on its honor is celebrated on the 3rd of February. Along this day typical sweets and ornaments are disposed in the town square, such as handmade sweet doughnuts and wax “roscas” which are given by the Brotherhood.
This festivity takes place on 9th of March. It is well known in Cubas and in the surrounding villages as a very popular festivity. All the people from Cubas and many visitors come to the convent of Saint María de la Cruz, which is commonly known as Santa Juana Convent. Once there, people enjoy and spend the day having picnics in a country environment and eating the special sweets that the nuns prepare in the Convent.
The convent was erected on the place where the Virgin appeared in front of other people, in 1449. There, Juana de Azaña used to live, and then she was popularly named “Santa Juana”. This convent became very popular and was visited for many centuries by many pilgrims, such as kings and nobles.
This festivity takes place the last weekend of May beneath the name of “Fiesta de lasflores” (Flowers fest). On this day only women run the festivity, so that the major gives the baton to the Virgen del Amor Hermoso Brotherhood’s President, who is a woman. This Fellowship is in charge of organizing dances, games, activities and a big meal for all the villagers of Cubas.
On the second Sunday in May, it is celebrated in the pine wood known as “Los Pinos” a “Cordobesa” style religious pilgrimage. Some years ago, a few neighbors from Madrid, who felt homesick from their villages Pozo Blanco and Villanueva de Córdoba, found the possibility of celebrating a similar festivity to the one they used to celebrate in their original villages. Therefore, they started to celebrate this day on their Patron Saint’s honor. Since then, all the people from Cubas participate and enjoy this day in “Los Pinos”, wearing special clothes, eating, and singing and dancing to the “Virgen de la Luna”.
This is a very important festivity for the people from Cubas. Celebrated the second weekend in of September.
It means a week full of happiness and joy thanks to the villagers and the groups which full the streets with their colors.
Along the whole week, different events are organized such as, popular dancing, games, children’s events, tournaments of cards games, water fight, popular meal and religious events such as the procession of the Saint Christ.
A whole week led by the neighbors’ participation and the friendly atmosphere that make of this festivity an important date around the entire region.
Both of these celebrations are not typical from Cubas but from Spain. So that, people from Cubasdon’t hesitate in celebrating them too.
In Carnival, all the neighbors join a funny passacaglia around the village, wearing original and well-prepared customes. There is a competition with prizes for the best customes and then people enjoy eating grilled sardines to finish the fest.
On the January 5th evening, all the children feel anxious waiting for the Epiphany’s parade. This is the previous night to the best magic night in a child’s life, here in Spain. The Three Wise Men go through the streets of Cubas on their carriages and throwing sweets and candy for the children. The parade finishes at the Sports Centre, where the youngest children can have a few words with their majesties and ask them for the gifts they would like to receive. Meanwhile, their parents can enjoy this time having hot chocolate and “churros".
White skirt: With a low waist, ballooned out and pleated fabric, with an embroidered green strip, this is known as “enagua”.
Overskirt: Green skirt of felt, used to wear it over the “enagua”. With a trim made of jet black felt, along its width, this piece has a lenght that falls to the ankle.
Pouch: This item goes around the women’s waist, and it has a green strip embroidered.
Head: The women will cover their heads with a Goyesque headdress, because of the bullfighting culture, which influences our village.
Footwear: The typical shoes are close-toed shoes, with a medium heel, made of leather and used with fine black tights.
Heraldry and jewelry: Brooch made of silver or plated gold with the shield of Cubas, with thin enameling and carved out (it will be used to fasten the typical red shawl).
Women will also wear silver or plated gold earrings.
Skirt: Fieltrosolleros” Specialized in regional suits. Comandante las Morenas Square, nº 5 - 28013 Madrid.
Blouse and white skirt: ”Atocha Centro” C/Atocha nº 40 Madrid.
Mantón: ”Maty” Especializada en trajes regionales. C/ Maestro Victoria nº 2 Madrid 28013
Madroñeras: “Maravillas”. C/ De la Sal nº 3 Madrid 28012
Laces and tights: “Ferretería CUBAS” (Carmen Sánchez-Pardo) and “La Rosa de Plata” de GRIÑON.
Skirt border: Designed, decorated and handmade by the Women Association in Cubas.
Fabric for the ornaments: “La Rosa Plata de GRIÑON”.
Shoes: “Zapatos Tino” Avd. de las Ciudades nº 10 Centro Comercial - Getafe.
Males’ suit: Sastrería Getafe
Heraldry: Condecoraciones Industrias Linares
Trousers: Made with strong black fabric, long and with pockets placed on the sides.
Vest: Made with the same fabric as the trousers, without sleeves and with a line of placed buttons on its front.
Shirt or blouse: Made of poplin in a moss green, with long sleeves and buttoned up on the front.
Footwear: Typical leather shoes in black, close-toed and with laces on the front.
Head: Similar to women, men will also cover their heads with a Goyesque headdress.
Heraldry: Honor medal in silver or plated gold with the shield of Cubas with thin enameling, carved out and with a white, red and green cord.