Stilt Dance, Anguiano
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Fiesta de Interés Turístico Nacional
La Magdalena: the Festival of the Patron Saint María Magdalena is held every 22 July.
Back in the 17th century people said that this festival had been held since time immemorial. In 1970, it was recognised as an official tourist attraction (Official State Gazette ed. 32, 6-2-1970).
The festival lasts about a week. The famous stilt dance is performed in which eight young men in traditional dress do somersaults off 45 cm stilts on a paved hill called Cuesta de los Danzadores (Dancers’ Hill).
On 22 and 23, after the communal descent of the hill, at about 2.30 p.m., the first troqueaos stick dance will take place next to the Town Hall. The dancers exchange their stilts for sticks, striking them together, moving and crossing between one another.
On 22 July, there will be a procession carrying Santa María Magdalena through the town’s street, accompanied by the dancers.
Other events will also be carried out such as pelota matches, refreshments, children’s games, fancy dress for children, folk dancing and theme nights. The whole town is involved in organising it, especially Aidillo Cultural Association in collaboration with the Council and the Hiking Assocation.
The dance schedule for the July festival is as follows:
DAY - EVENT - TIME
21 July, Magdelena Eve, Pasacalle bands 7 p.m.
21 July, Magdelena Eve, Dance 8 p.m.
22 July, Magdalena, Pasacalle bands 10.30 a.m.
22 July, Magdalena, Procession 12 p.m.
22 July, Magdalena Mass, 1 p.m.
22 July, Magdalena Dance, 2 p.m.
22 July, Magdalena Troqueaos Dance, 2.30 p.m.
22 July, Magdalena Dance, 8 p.m.
23 July, “Madalenita” Pasacalle bands, 11.30 a.m.
23 July, “Madalenita” Mass, 1 p.m.
23 July, “Madalenita” Dance, 2 p.m.
23 July, “Madalenita” Troqueaos Dance, 2.30 p.m.
23 July, “Madalenita” Dance, 8 p.m.
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