Saturday, September 25, 2010

Día de la Trilla in El Palmar

The traditions continue ...

Tomorrow, Sunday, September 26th, 2010, the fiestas in the village of El Palmar, Buenavista del Norte, will come to a close with their popular Día de la Trilla  (Threshing Day), which is an opportunity to demonstrate the area’s rural traditions, get some farm work done,  and enjoy a convivial afternoon knees-up.

Events start at around 11 am with the various stages of the threshing – audience participation encouraged - and the building of the carbonera (for making charcoal) - which generally requires around a dozen blokes and nearly as many bottles of wine – and is followed by a hearty free lunch and dancing through the afternoon.

Via: Tenorural

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