FIESTAS IN SPAIN: The Jarramplas

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FIESTAS IN SPAIN: The Jarramplas
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This unusual-looking character pounding away on a drum as he takes a walloping from an onslaught of turnips is none other than “Jarramplas”, the central figure of the fiestas in a town in the western region of Extremadura known as Piornal. He comes out every January 19 and 20 for the Feast of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of the village. He kicks off a series we’ll be doing on “Fiestas in Spain”; where we will be exploring some of the traditions and their history. Listen and enjoy!

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FIESTAS IN SPAIN: The Jarramplas

Photo: Tourism in Extremadura

This unusual-looking character pounding away on a drum as he takes a walloping from an onslaught of turnips is none other than “Jarramplas”, the central figure of the fiestas in a town in the western region of Extremadura known as Piornal. He comes out every January 19 and 20 for the Feast of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of the village. He kicks off a series we’ll be doing on “Fiestas in Spain”; where we will be exploring some of the traditions and their history. Listen and enjoy!

You can subscribe to our podcasts on Spotify, Amazon. Apple and Castos. Or if you wish to support Brian’s Spain Domain, click on our PayPal donate button or check us out at Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/briansspaindomain

The History of Halloween in Spain?

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The History of Halloween in Spain?
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Sort of! The popularity of Halloween has rocketed in the past ten years in Spain and has been a hit with kids but a source of controversy among many adults who feel this cultural outsider is invading and pushing out Spain’s traditions. But are celebrations that focus on a relationship between the living and the dead really that foreign? Does Spain actually have of its own kind of festivity? Is there a tradition of jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating that goes back way further than this recent newcomer? Listen to this latest podcats from Brian’s Spain Domain and see for yourself. Enjoy!

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