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La Festa dels folls

It is celebrated on the weekend between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, it consists of a humorous critique of the events of local life. The tradition has its origins in the early nineteenth century, and possibly was linked to the collection of money for the construction of the church, which began at that time.

It can be defined as a satirical and burlesque characterization of the same established society, in which the municipal corporation and religious representation are superseded, naming new: mayor, secretary, sheriff, priest, two clowns and the waiters who perform military service, all of them are the ones who are responsible for upsetting the established order by making public the new provisions to govern in the day and a half that lasts the celebration, imposing sanctions on all people (neighbors and visitors):

“Fine who goes through the sun
fine who goes in the shadow and
fine who is staying at home “.