It´s celebrated every year this carnival of pagane origin that was prohibited during the Franco Dictatorship, like every non ecclesiastic celebration. During 70 and 80’s it lost nearly all its participation until it recovered its cultural root during 90’s.
“Luzon’s devils” is a tradition transmitted from generation to generation, with possible Celtic-medieval origin and declared Activity of Provincial Interest.
They walk around the town shaking their cowbells, scaring habitants and staining the face to all the people who is not wearing a “mascarita” costume, another main character of the carnival who keeps the face covered by a white sheet with holes for the eyes and nose and wears a traditional costume with a robust rod to defend itself from the devils.
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