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Cascamorras

Plaza Padre Poveda, 18500 Guadix, Spain
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An amazing fiesta

Always on 6 September this is an amazing fiesta. Get involved with the oil covering if you wish or... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
jacqueline g
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Baza, Spain
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A filthy fight awaits you in Granada! Cascamorras is a three-day festival during the first week of September with a dirty difference. The two towns of Guadix and Baza (go for the pottery, caves and museums) go to battle over a statue, the Virgen de la Piedad. Of course, there's a 500-year-old story to back up this bizarre Spanish fiesta. Back then, a builder from Guadix was working at the Merced Convent in Baza, when he came across a statue of the Virgin. The folk of Baza claimed that it was theirs, much to the annoyance of their neighbours in Guadix. So every year on the same date, they re-enact a scene of "grabbing" it back, pelting the poor fool – Cascamorras – who has chosen to go and retrieve it. He never makes it. Besides getting pelted with eggs, dirty water (to represent oil) and anything else that they can get their hands on, he is also treated as a guest of honour, and so a three-day party begins. He returns home filthy, drunk and empty-handed. Top tip: If you do go and want to join in – wear old clothes! 
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28 Sep 2016
“An amazing fiesta”
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Always on 6 September this is an amazing fiesta. Get involved with the oil covering if you wish or find a nice bar to watch from a distance. either way, this fiesta of National interest is worth the trip

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