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COUNCIL FESTIVITIES (2013)


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La Rapa das Bestas, an old tradition which lives along the years.

In 1567 a big plague devastated Pontevedra's region. Looking for protection against the sickness, two sisters offered two horses to San Lorenzo for his help. After the danger, two women kept their promise and gave the animals to priest of the town. These horses have been multiplicated in the mountain and it is normal to see them free nowadays. The race of Caballo Gallego (Galician horse) had been born and its breeding brought to this land great economic profits and traditions still lives.

BURGUEIRA:

FEBRUARY: 3 San Blas at Burgueira
JUNE: 2 Curro de Torroña
San Pedro at Burgueira
JULY: Fiesta de la Magdalena
AUGUST: Curro de Torroña, as moscas
Gastronomic celebration of potro at Torroña
OCTOBER: Nuestra Señora del Rosario at Torroña

LOUREZA:

APRIL: 27: Dulce nombre de Jesús at Mavia
MAY: Santa Calumbra at Santa Comba
3,4,5 Gastronomic celebration of lamb, at Santa Comba
11 Virgen de Fátima at Mavia
12th Curro de Valga
May Santísimo at Acevedo
JUNE: San Juan en Loureza
JULY: Santo Angel de la Guardia at Loureza
Curro da Valga, as moscas
AUGUST: 7 San Mamed at Loureza
Nuestra Señora del Rosario at Refoxos

MOUGÁS:

MARCH: Gastronomic celebration of sea urchin
MAY: 25 Fiesta del Señor
JUNE: 9 Curro de Mougás
23 Santa Eugenia
JULY: 26/27 Virgen del Carmen
AUGUST: Curro de Mougás, as moscas

OIA:

JANUARY: San Sebastian. Gastronomic celebration of sausage
MAY 20 Virgen del Mar
JULY: Virgen del Carmen
SEPTEMBER: San Cosme y San Damian

PEDORNES:

MAY: 17 Festa do Corpus
JULY: Gastronomic celebration of sea snail
AUGUST: San Mamede
VILADESUSO:

MAY: 26 Fiesta del Corpus
JUNE: 21/22 Fiesta del Carmen
AUGUST: Gastronomic celebration of Gooseneck Barnacles
SEPTEMBER: 28/29 San Miguel

When June arrives,the celebrations of the curros starts, a farming work turned into a celebration wich every year appeal many people to Galicia, arrived from anywhere of the planet. The route of the curros starts the first sunday of June in Torroña, which only has a hundred population is really beautiful for tourists. Its main characteristic is the place where the rapa is celebrated, in the range of A Groba, with 600 metres of height over the sea.

Second weekend of June there is the celebration of the curro of Mougás. The horses of Mougás come from the rage of A Groba, it says that in XIII century monks of Oia already bred horses in freedom, these strong horses would be on of the eldest races in Spain.

People who try to subdue the horses have the name of agarradores (catchers) or aloitadores (fighters). The fight is part of the atraction. The garañóns, males guides of the herd, fight each other to see the leader of the group.

The rapa das bestas is a unique celebration, which defines the style of life and tradition in Galician mountains. A celebration to know the origin of this land.


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