The first recorded festa at Hynes D.E.S. Hall was in 1923, when a tent was erected and a wooden floor brought in on which to place tables to eat. The queen and court would parade around the block and mass would be celebrated in the tent. Later, a natural association with Our Lady of the Rosary Church evolved and the current parade route was established. The traditional “sopa” was cooked outside in large pots and the festa lasted Saturday through Tuesday.