Friday, 23 June 2017

Festes de Sant Joan 2017

Saturday is the first of the two great days of the festival, at two o'clock in the afternoon the piper goes to the Lord Caixer's house riding an ass (somereta) to ask permission to begin gathering (the 'replec') the caixers and cavallers.  Once granted permission, the piper begins to gather the cavalcade which proceeds on horseback behind the somereta.  The main act of the day is the 'Caragol des Born' which takes place in the square with the same name, it launches the festivities with the horses rearing to the beat of the jaleco.

Just a few (ha, ha) photos straight out of the camera for tonight, they pretty much say it all, Cuitadella your horses and riders are magnificent.

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