Rapa das Bestas -Horse Wrestling

Rapa das Bestas -Horse Wrestling . Rapa das Bestas is the name of an operation that involves cutting the manes of the horses that are performed in the curros (enclosed which retain the horses) held in various locations in Galicia (Spain).The best known is the Rapa das Bestas of Sabucedo, in the city hall of A Estrada, which lasts three days: the First Saturday, Sunday and Monday in July. In fact, the name given to the celebration (Rapa das Bestas of Sabucedo), while in most places speaking about curros, including curros de Valga, etc.

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El Castell  (Human Tower)

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A castell is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. At these festivals, several colles castelleres or teams often succeed in building and dismantling a tower s structure. On November 16, 2010, castells were declared by UNESCO to be amongst the Ma

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Christmas in Spain

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Festivity of Cipotegato

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The Cipotegato is the most universal tradition of Tarazona and takes place each year between 27 August and 1 September. The festivities in honor of the patron Saint Atilano, were declared of Regional Interest in 1998 and National Interest in 2009. Turasionense mythical character hooded and

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Fire Walking and Las Móndidas festival-Paso del Fuego

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Holy Week in Spain

Holy Week in Spain

Holy Week in Spain is the annual commemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ celebrated by Catholic religious brotherhoods and fraternities that perform penance processions on the streets of almost every Spanish city and town during the last week of Lent, the week immediately before Easte

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Festival of La Tomatina

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La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, a town located 30 km from the Mediterranean, in which participants throw tomatoes and get involved in this tomato fight purely for fun. It is held on the last Wednesday of August, during the week of festivities o

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The Falles

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The Falles or Fallas is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, in Spain. The term Falles refers to both the celebration and the monuments created during the celebration. A number of towns in the Valencian Community have similar celebrations

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The Route of the Drum in Teruel-Aragon

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The Route of the Drum Festival (La Ruta del Tambor) during Easter is one of the most important cultural heritages of Aragon. It is of religious origin, but over time has acquired different nuances, becoming a popular, cultural, family and social festival which has been declared of National

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