Tuesday, August 15, 2006

#85 Moors and Christians

A thousand and a bit years ago, Spain had a ding-dong between the Moors and the Christians. These days it might be called 'ethnic cleansing' as the Christians sent the Moors packing back to Africa.

Now, we have a fiesta to commemorate the event - and everyone enjoys themselves!

Groups of men and women parade up and down the High Street dressed in their particular persuasion. Then they shout at each other, have a mock battle and get even more pissed!

Viva España!

top picture: a line of Moors - North American Indian division.
below: . . . . . . . your guess is as good as mine.

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