“Whoever you love, Madrid loves you” This was the motto chosen for the WorldPride 2017.
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the first Pride protest in Spain, Madrid became this year’s WorldPride host, the most important event for the LGBT Community. So, I felt compelled to stay in the city and experience myself what was going on during those days. In addition, it happened to be the 30th anniversary of the first celebrations held in the neighborhood of Chueca.
A walking pillar is a kind of ‘Castell’ (Human Tower) formed by one person per level. The main feature here is that the ‘castellers’ don´t keep standing still, but they walk and even go up and down stairs.
Every first Sunday in August (6 August 2017), a Viking invasion is recreated in Catoira town, north-western Spain. The historic Viking Landing took place over a thousand years ago; this is the main event of the Viking Festival of Catoira.