The Fiesta de las Cruces ("Festival of the Crosses") or Cruz de Mayo ("May Cross") is a holiday celebrated on the 3rd of May in many parts of Spain and Hispanic America. Various groups of people get together and decorate a tall cross with flowers. They choose a pretty square or street, and also decorate the area around the cross with typical and traditional items. A guitar. An embroidered shawl. Jarapas which are made from a thick fabric of various compositions, used to make traditional rugs, blankets, bedspreads, curtains etc. Copper and ceramic pots. A pair of scissors with one blade put through an apple or pear, a half smoked cigar, some carnation flowers.