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The fruit used to decorate the altar and the ceremonial arches on the sacred route around the town has been especially brought from the coast by a group of young men — the alguacils. The fruit is rigorously inspected by senior confraternity officials, for it must be in perfect condition. Under- or over-ripeness would reflect poorly on the celibacy, or rather the lack of it, in the young man who carried that particular basket during the journey.

The fruit is scrupulously checked under the nervous gaze of the young men who have carried it.