Sunday, September 17, 2006

Fiestas de Madrigal VII: bulls in the night.

The celebration of the traditional ENCIERRO down the streets of my village at midnight is a very popular event. I don't like bulls, but I admit that the ritual looks great!!!!!!

Fiestas de Madrigal VI: bulls.

I want to explain that the celebration of bull fightings in my village is not the tradition. Our tradition is something really older, very much primitiv, in connection with the rituals of catharsis from Crete and Micene. It consists of the act to cut across or block the way of the bull with the body for some seconds. The bull cannot be touched or injured, but the people can, off course. Every year some drunk men are injured, sometimes even killed. But this is our tradition...