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Molledo


“La Vijanera” Festival




Practical information


When?:
Jan 5, 2015

Where:
Molledo

More information :
http://www.lavijanera.com.es/


Location

Autonomous region:
Cantabria

Province/Island:
Cantabria

Cantabria
Category:
Festivity of National Tourist Interest

Theme:
Popular




Description

Every first Sunday of the year, the village of Silió (Molledo, Cantabria) celebrates this carnival-type festival symbolising the triumph of good over evil.

With its origins in Roman traditions, the spectacle attracts the participation of crowds of residents wearing different masks, animal skins and brightly coloured clothing who play the role of figures such as “La Pepa” (symbol of the Spanish constitution), “The Madame” and “The Elderly” in an open-air theatrical performance. All the figures symbolise different things and as they parade through the village they stop now and again to entertain the procession of people following them.

Después de varios actos como la lectura de “Las Copas” (en la que se relatan en verso y con un lenguaje irónico temas internacionales y locales del año pasado) la fiesta culmina con la captura del oso (otro de los participantes ataviado como este animal) por parte de los llamados zamarracos, los protagonistas de esta tradición. Se ahuyentan así los malos espíritus y se recibe el año con buenos augurios. Existe además un concurso de fotografía que pretende reflejar los mejores momentos de esta festividad.

Practical information

Date:
Jan 5, 2015
Place:
Molledo (Cantabria)

Schedules and prices

Schedule

Jan 5, 2015



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