“Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s always laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
I have Two Questions
Yesterday(January 20) was the feast of St. Sebastian, martyr...
Revellers throw turnips at the Jarramplas, a character who wears a devil-like mask and a colourful
costume, as he makes his way through the streets while beating his drum
during the Jarramplas traditional festival in Piornal, southwestern
Spain on Jan. 20, 2016. Even though the exact origins of the festival
are not known, various theories exist linking it to the mythological
punishment of Caco by Hercules; a relation to ceremonies celebrated by
the American Indians that were seen by the first conquerors; or to a
cattle thief being ridiculed and expelled by his village neighbours. The
Jarramplas festival takes place annually to mark Saint Sebastian's Day.