Los Mayos in Alhama de MurciaFestivity of National Tourist Interest
Alhama de Murcia
This festival serves to recreate old professions in Alhama de Murcia or satirise current situations.
Los Mayos is a festival that takes place on the first Sunday in May in Alhama de Murcia. Although its origin is unknown and much earlier on, the first written references to it date from the 1920s. The festival consists of placing life-sized dolls dressed in old clothes with human features painted on their faces on doorsteps of houses in order to create a scene. They are normally dressed in clothes from old professions, representing everyday situations, or satirising certain modern-day problems.These scenes created with the dolls can be seen from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon.
Los Mayos in Alhama de Murcia
Alhama de Murcia, Murcia (Region of Murcia)