The traditional Lua is a declamation in the vernacular recited by a maiden to honor the Virgin Mary or a boy in praise of a male saint like St. Martin of Tours.  In the procession, a delightful picture is presented by the young girls and ladies in their pretty gowns and ternos as they make up the hila, so called because they are supposed to pull the cordon of electric lights that originates from the Virgin’s carrosa bedecked with flowers.