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Rioja, La
  • Category: Festivity of National Tourist Interest
  • Theme: Gastronomy, Popular


This is one of the oldest festivities on the Iberian Peninsula.

It takes place next to theShrine to the Santo Cristo de Quel. From there and in honour of the Virgin Mary, the members of the festivities committee throw bread and cheese at everyone waiting to collect it. It began in 1479, as the result of a plague epidemic when the town's population decreased considerably.It has the peculiarity of being one of the oldest festivities on the Iberian Peninsula, being more than 500 years old. Furthermore, it is amongst the few festivities in Spain that can prove it has been held without interruption since it was founded up to modern times, through diverse documents and recordings.  

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  • Date: Aug 6, 2018

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  • Aug 6, 2018

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