Thursday, January 17, 2013

The duck’s revenge

In Bigastro they will be raffling a couple of pigs on Sunday, in San Fulgencio they raffle cockerels.

Two strong men are elected to go round the streets and collect the birds which were then strung by their feet from a long cane. Originally the birds were awarded to the winners of horse races that took place in the town. The horse races no longer happen but the tradition of collecting the birds carries on.

This year, someone offered a duck which obviously objected to its treatment and pecked the donor.

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