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El Cipotegato


The Festival:
Tarazona celebrates its most important festivities in honour of San Atilano in the days following 27th August.
The festivities begin with the appearance of a curious character called “El Cipotegato”.
This character dresses as a harlequin with green, red and yellow diamonds and runs out of the town hall under a shower of tomatoes thrown by the other participants. When he reaches a bronze statue in the main square the festivity officially begins.

The History:
The Cipotegato derives from a burlesque harlequin-type character of the XVIIth century. There is a long list of people who would like to wear the “Cipotegato” costume and names are drawn to decide who it will be.

The name of the person chosen is kept secret until the race has finished. “El Cipotegato” is related to the clowns who in olden days accompanied the Corpus procession carrying a whip to ward off unruly spectators.
The festivity has been declared of special interest for tourists in Aragon.

Where and When:

On the day of St. Atilano, 27th of August every year
Tarazona is 80km from Zaragoza. See the map

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Anonymous said...

I didn't know about this one!! Cool :)

Anonymous said...

EL CHUPACABRA

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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

El Cipotegato


The Festival:
Tarazona celebrates its most important festivities in honour of San Atilano in the days following 27th August.
The festivities begin with the appearance of a curious character called “El Cipotegato”.
This character dresses as a harlequin with green, red and yellow diamonds and runs out of the town hall under a shower of tomatoes thrown by the other participants. When he reaches a bronze statue in the main square the festivity officially begins.

The History:
The Cipotegato derives from a burlesque harlequin-type character of the XVIIth century. There is a long list of people who would like to wear the “Cipotegato” costume and names are drawn to decide who it will be.

The name of the person chosen is kept secret until the race has finished. “El Cipotegato” is related to the clowns who in olden days accompanied the Corpus procession carrying a whip to ward off unruly spectators.
The festivity has been declared of special interest for tourists in Aragon.

Where and When:

On the day of St. Atilano, 27th of August every year
Tarazona is 80km from Zaragoza. See the map

Video:


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't know about this one!! Cool :)

Anonymous said...

EL CHUPACABRA

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